The Patrick's Family
The photographers in the Patrick Family are shown in the
Patrick Family Tree.
There was also a James
McIntosh Patrick, but he appears not to have been part of the same family.
(16 Jan 1831 - 1923)
had two or three daughters and two sons.
was the father of James Patrick and John Rutherford Patrick.
Patrick had photographic studios
- Leven, Wemyss and Kirkcaldy, all in Fife
- Edinburgh, 52 Comiston Road
(1848-1912), later to become
John Patrick & Son (from 1890) then John
Patrick & Sons (from 1896).
John also produced a few postcards of
Edinburgh, most but not all were in the Castle series.
Here is another postcard of Edinburgh. It is of the proclamation
of King Edward VII from the Market Cross in 1901. The card does not
say whether it was John or James who took the photograph, but it is quite
an atmospheric shot, in the style that might well have appeared in a
photographic exhibition, rather than on a postcard.
was born in Fife on 28 May 1863, the
of John Patrick. James, like his father, was a professional photographer in Fife before
moving to Edinburgh.
- Edinburgh, 40 Braid Road
(1895), 75 then 83 Comiston Road
James Patrick joined the
Edinburgh Photographic Society
in the 1890-91 session, giving his address as 7 Comiston Road.
The British Journal of Photography commented in November 1903 in an
article on Edinburgh Portraiture:
"Mr [James] Patrick must have a good shelf of
EPS awards, for in recent years his name has been seldom absent from the
BJP: 27 November 1903: p.755
Patrick (b.26 Feb 1866: d.1943, aged 77)
He was the second son of John Patrick and the younger brother of James Patrick.
He was also a photographer. I can find no
reference to him under his own name in the trade directories, but he
became a partner
in his father's business in 1896.
He lived near East Linton, and travelled extensively abroad.
I can find no reference to John Rutherford Patrick as a photographer in
his own name in the trade directories, but he appears to have been part of the
family photographic business, John Patrick & Sons, from 1896
of much of the family history above:
West Wemyss and
Patrick was the younger brother of John Patrick (and the uncle of
James Patrick. He had studios in:
- Edinburgh, 14 Antigua Street then 36 Haddington Place
Jessie Patrick Findlay
Jessie Patrick Findlay was the first child of John Patrick.
She was a member of the Scottish Antiquarian Society, and published
several books on antiquarian subjects. She had associations with the
Kirkcaldy Literature Society, and wrote a weekly column for The
Scotsman newspaper for many years.
Jessie Patrick Findlay married Mr Findlay
and is the only member of the family to spell her name with a d, the
others are Finlay, which is John's mother's maiden name.
Jessie Patrick Findlay
provided the text and James Patrick provided the photographs for a couple
of the Edinburgh Photographic Society
Popular Meetings in the 1890s