Some indication of the volume of John Moffat’s studio work
can be gained from the comments below, written in 1904:
well known electric and day-light studios for portraiture, including a special
studio with toys for photographing children.
Moffats has a stock of 300,000 negatives including some old views of
Specialists in group
work, 'at home' and outdoor
photography. Also miniatures, water
colour paintings and oil paintings, either from life or from a photograph, by AE
Art Commerce Century XX]
How many have survived?
Estimates of the number of negatives in John Moffat's study vary from
"over 100,000" to "300,000 (in the quote
above). The number had reduced to
10,000 by the time the firm was taken over by ER Yerbury.
Moffat, great grandson of John Moffat the photographer, was unsuccessful
in his attempts to trace these in the 1990s.
I have also been unsuccessful in tracing any of them.