Is this the same Thomas A Morrison?
There was a
portrait photographer named Thomas A Morrison (1856-1912),
a native of Belfast who moved to Dumfries in 1876.
He had several studios in the Scottish Borders:
- Castle Douglas
He left Dumfries in 1901 and moved to London, opening a studio there.
He returned to Dumfries in ill health the year before his death.
apparently changed his name to Thomas A Moryson. Was this the
same photographer as Thomas AA Morrison of Edinburgh, or was he, perhaps,
a member of the same family?
[Sources: (1) Lilian Menzies web site for
Epitaph in a local Lockerbie newspaper . (2) Maureen Bartlett]
Thank you to Maureen Bartlett who
Not the Same Man!
Just to let you know that Thomas AA Morrison of Edinburgh was not the same
Thomas A Moryson of Dumfries, previously Belfast.
Moryson’s parents were Robert Morrison, Belfast newspaper editor, and
Sarah Ellen Letitia Gowdy. He spelled his name Moryson when he was in his
very early 20s.
A Morrison’s parents, according to the 1901 census for Edinburgh, were
Peter Morrison, wine merchant, born Fortingall, Perthshire (as were his
grandparents) and Elizabeth, born Dull, Perthshire. The son, TAA
Morrison, born c 1878, is shown as a photographer in the same census.