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David Doull


David Doull was born in 1831 in Edinburgh, son of David Doull, British wine manufacturer and Mary Rimington. He married Janet Brodie in 1864.  Their son, David Henry Doull was born 1865.  David Doull died 24 April 1867.    [DRTorrance]


David Doull was one of the seven founding members of Edinburgh Photographic Society in 1861.

Professional Photographer

David Doull first appeared in the Edinburgh trade directories as a professional photographer in 1865.

But he was already described as a professional photographer when he became one of the founding members of EPS in 1861.

Photographs in Collections

Edinburgh Public Library purchased David Doull's collection of 319 named negatives in May 1970 from Frank Seymour, successor to Drummond Shiels, photographer, 70-72 Lauriston Place. These premises were demolished in the 1970s.    [DRTorrance]

Edinburgh Public Library arranged for David Doull's original glass negatives from 1866-67 to be  printed in 1988 by Joe Rock.  These were the subject of an exhibition at the library in 1891.

Cartes de Visite

Here is the only carte de visite that I have seen from David Doull's studio -  a young man in rather baggy trousers.

The back of the carte de visite has an unusual style of printing.

Carte de visite by David Doull       The back of a carte de visite by David Doull



Doull, David

72 Lauriston Place