December 1894 edition of Transactions of the Edinburgh Photographic
Society announced the sudden and unexpected death of the EPS
President, Alexander Ayton Jun.,
on 23 November 1894.
The Secretary wrote that he had seen him on the day of
his death, and noted that:
"He was in very good spirits, and was looking
forward to having a holiday in the Highlands. He felt, he said, a
bit run down through overwork and its attendant worry, and thought that
some bracing Highland air would set him up again.
He was to have presided at the November meeting of
the Elementary Section and at the December meeting of the Society.
At the former he had intended to demonstrate the Platinotype printing
process and at the latter, the Incandescent Gas Light, an exhibition of
which he had arranged."
A Further report of his death appeared in
The Practical Photographer, January