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William Weddell

Stationer

Seller of Photographs

William Weddell, stationers, (like the photographic dealers, Lennie) sold many photographs in Edinburgh in the 19th century.

These sellers added their stickers to the backs of the photos that they sold.  Weddell's sticker read:

Edinburgh Bible Warehouse

W Weddell

 

Bible Warehouses

I don't know whether or not there was any connection between Weddell's Edinburgh Bible Warehouse and the Edinburgh Bible Warehouse run by William Ritchie whose family went on to produces their 'Reliable Series' of picture postcards and books of Edinburgh views.

 

Photogrpahers

Photographs sold by W Weddell included:

-    Stereo views of Edinburgh by Archibald Burns

-  Carte de visite portraits of Edinburgh Ministers and other characters:

e.g. Rev Dr Wallace, by Messrs Low.

Rev William Pulsford, photographer not known.

John Russell, photographer not known.

Addresses

Scottish Book Trade Index gives the following addresses for Weddell:

William Weddell  -  Stationer Edinburgh

1835-40

5 Bread Street

1841-43

9 Bread Street and 32 Leith Street

1844

Bookbinder and Stationer,
9 Bread Street and 32 Leith Street

1845

Edinburgh Bible Warehouse,
32 Leith Street

1846-48

32 Leith Street and 9 Bread Street

1849

48 South Bridge and 32 Leith Street

1850-70

48 South Bridge

1871

48 South Bridge and 8 West Newington

1872-85

48 South Bridge and 7 West Newington

1886-87

48 South Bridge and 48 Newington Road

1888-92

48 South Bridge and 60 Newington Road

1893-C20

48 South Bridge

Source:  National Library of Scotland web site

 

 

Reply

1.

Paul Withers

Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Wales

Thank you to Paul Withers who wrote:

Paul Weddell

Tokens

"I'm producing a catalogue of tokens made in Britain in the period 1820-1901.  Weddell was one of those issuers.

According to the census records, William had died some time before the 1881 census was taken, though Isabella was carrying on the business at the time of the census.

Photographer

"At the time of the 1851 census, William's 46-year-old brother, a photographer, was living with him  The census gives no detail as to whether or not his brother was working for William then."

Paul Withers, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Wales

:  June 7, 2013

 

Reply

2.

Barbara Lyngarkos

Thank you to Barbara Lyngarkos who wrote with more information about the date of death of William Weddell.

Barbara wrote:

Gravestone

"I saw Reply 1 above and thought you might like to know that William Waddell died in 1876.  I took a picture of his headstone.

We we are currently trying to identify the cemetery we took it in. We forgot to take a pic of the name of the cemetery.   It was near Edinburgh.

My son was working on his photography portfolio (headstones) when I took the photo."

Barbara Lyngarkos:  March 8, 2014

:  June 7, 2013

Photo of Headstone

Barbara also sent me a copy of her photo.  Thank you, Barbara.  It showed a close-up of the headstone surrounded by some creeping plants,  maybe ivy, but I see nothing obvious in the photo to help identify the cemetery - other than to say that the plants appear to be taking over the gravestones as has happened in the southern part of Warriston Cemetery, Edinburgh.

The lettering on the headstone reads:

WILLIAM WEDDELL

BOOKSELLER

DIED 16 JAN 1876 AGED 63

 

 

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