EARLY CAMBRIDGESHIRE PHOTOGRAPHERS - S

 

 

SANDERSON, Frederick Herbert

48 Bridge Street, Cambridge                              

SC1895

He may have been the Mr Sanderson who was present at the Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom, 1897.

 

SANDERSON, Goodrich &

Post Office Terrace, Cambridge                  

KC1904, KC1912, KC1912

(Post Office Terrace)

 

SANDY, John

166 East Road, Cambridge                              

KC1912

SARONY, Oliver F X

 

Linkman identifies Sarony (a Canadian, born 1820 and died 1879) as an itinerant daguerreotypist who set up in Cambridge for 13 months in 1854/5. He later prospered with a permanent studio in Scarborough, Yorkshire.

 

Heathcote lists the following studios: Parker’s Piece, Cambridge, from November 1854 to December 1855; Holbeach, Lincs, in August 54; opposite the Session House, Wisbech, July to November 1854. Sarony added the collodion process to his repertoire in 1855. He was a great traveller in England and overseas, often working in partnership with John Baum(e). More information about his career can be found in 'Photographers in mid-nineteenth century Scarborough' (Anne & Paul Bayliss:

Bayliss, 1998).

 

SAUNDERS, Hills &

15 King's Parade, Cambridge                              

KC1869, SC1887, KC1888, HC1873, KC1875, SC1878, KC1879, SC1881, KC1883, SC1884, KC1892

 

King's Parade, Cambridge                              

SC1874, SC1891

 

2 St Mary's Passage, Cambridge                  

SC1884

 

19 King's Parade, Cambridge                              

SC1907, KC1908, CAD1909/10, SC1910, SC1911, SC1912, KC1912, SC1913, SC1914, SC1915, KC1916, SC1916/17, SC1919/20

Also at Oxford, Eton, Harrow & London, according to KC1869, HC1873, KC1875. In HC1873 the address is expanded to ‘The Oxford Photographic Gallery, 15 King's Parade, Cambridge’. In KC1908 the firm appears as ‘Hill & Saunders’.

 

See Hills for the early history of the partnership, which was dissolved in 1889 (though the original name continued in use for studios run by representatives of both families.) In March 1893 (we learn from Dimond & Taylor) the Eton studio, run by Frederick & Ernest Saunders but still trading under the traditional name, was granted its second Royal Warrant as Photographers to the Queen at Eton.

  

SCOTT & Wilkinson

47 St Andrew's Street, Cambridge                  

KC1888, SC1891, KC1892, SC1895, KC1896, SC1898, KC1900, SC1901, TC1901, SC1904, KC1904, SC1907, KC1908, CAD1909/10, SC1910, SC1911, KC1912, SC1912, SC1913, SC1914, SC1915, KC1916, AC1916, SC1916/17, SC1919/20

Reeve notes that photographers from the firm were present to record the Prince of Wales receiving an honorary degree in 1892 and the town's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 1897. According to a 'Norfolk Chronicle' report of 21st November 1908 (discovered by Paul Godfrey), the partnership was founded in the early 1880s and dissolved by mutual agreement towards the end of the decade. Edgar Wilkinson subsequently worked in Manchester and Norwich. The dates of the partnership, recalled some years later, may not be accurate, but it is clear that Wilkinson's name remained above the door long after he had left the business.

 

SEATON, William

East Station Street, Chatteris                                  

KC1912, KC1916

SETTERLOWE, John

 

An itinerant recorded by Heathcote as operating at Mr Hemment’s, Market Place, Whittlesey, June 1855.

 

SHAW, A C

2 St Mary's Passage, Cambridge                  

KC1900

SHAW, Clements Athol

2 St Mary's Passage, Cambridge                  

SC1898

SHELDON, G

7 Melbourne Place, Cambridge                  

KC1864

SHEPHERD, A W

Sand Street, Soham                                     

KC1916

See also Sheppard.

 

SHEPPARD, Alfred John

Sand Street, Soham                                     

AC1916

See also Shepherd.

 

SIMPSON Brothers

Cambridge                                                      

SC1878 

SIMPSON, John Gray

Priory Street, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge           

SC1884, SC1891

 

4 Priory Street, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge

SC1887

 

Priory Street, Chesterton, Cambridge            

KC1888, KC1892

 

13 Priory Street, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge

SC1895. SC1898, SC1901, SC1904, SC1907, CAD1909/10, SC1910, SC1911

 

15 Priory Street, Chesterton, Cambridge            

KC1896, KC1900, KC1904

 

15 Priory Street, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge

SC1912, SC1913, SC1914, SC1915, SC1916/17, SC1919/20

When dating photographs, it would seem inadvisable to rely too heavily on the slightly varying forms of address.

 

SKEELS, Ernest

East Park Street, Chatteris                                  

KC1904, KC1908, KC1912

 

Sutton, Ely                                                       

KC1908, KC1912

SMEE & Co

98 Mill Road, Cambridge                              

KC1896

SMITH, A L

Station Road, March

TC1901

SMITH, Alfred

Shepreth                                                          

KC1912, KC1916 

SMITH, Frederick John

Margett Street, Cottenham                               

KC1904, KC1908, KC1912, KC1916

SMITH, J

26 Lower Park Street, Cambridge                  

SC1881 

SMITH, Leonard William

96 Lynn Road, Wisbech                                  

KC1908, AC1916 

According to Fosbrook-Ream, Smith sold the business to Lilian Ream after the First World War but continued working there as her employee until the late 1920s, when she gave up that studio (Studio note: 96 Lynn Road). Smith was also the goalkeeper for Wisbech Town FC.

 

SMITH, Samuel

 

According to Golding and Weston, Samuel Smith (1802-1892) settled in Wisbech in 1847 and took up photography in 1852, going on to make hundreds of calotypes of the area. An amateur rather than a studio professional, he enjoyed some repute as an architectural photographer, still using the calotype process as late as 1864. A selection of his work is held by the National Media Museum at Bradford.

 

SPENCELY, David Robert

Main Street, Littleport                                 

KC1892, KC1896, KC1900, KC1904, KC1908, KC1912

 

Granby Street, Littleport                                 

KC1896

SQUIRES, W

Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge                  

MAC1866

29 Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge            

MAC1867 

STALLAN, William James

East View, London Road, Sawston                      

KC1904

STARR, Ralph

108 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge                  

SC1891, KC1892, SC1895, KC1896, SC1898, KC1900, TC1901, SC1901 

STARR & Rignall

108 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge                  

KC1904, SC1904, SC1907, KC1908, CAD1909/10, SC1910, SC1911, SC1912, KC1912, SC1913, SC1914, SC1915, KC1916, AC1916, SC1916/17, SC1919/20

 

High Street, Ely                                                

KC1904, KC1908, KC1912, KC1916, AC1916

 

85 Regent Street, Cambridge                              

CAD1909/10

See also E S Ball.

 

STEARN, Messrs

72 Bridge Street, Cambridge                            

SC1887, TC1901, AC1916

These entries appear to refer to the firm of Thomas Stearn, below.

 

STEARN & Son(s)

72 Bridge Street, Cambridge                              

SC1895, SC1898, SC1901, SC1904, SC1907, KC1908, CAD1909/10, SC1910, SC1911, KC1912, SC1912, SC1913, SC1915, SC1916/17, SC1919/20

 

Brunswick Terrace, Cambridge                  

KC1908, KC1912, SC1916/17, SC1919/20

Listed as ‘& Son’ 1895-1901, and ‘& Sons’ 1908-1919/20.  All entries appear to refer to the firm of Thomas Stearn, below.

 

STEARN, Thomas

72 Bridge Street, Cambridge                              

KC1869, HC1873, SC1874, SC1878, KC1879, SC1881, KC1883, SC1884, SC1891, KC1892, KC1896, KC1900, KC1904

SC1874 lists ‘Thomas Stearn junior’; SC1891 lists ‘Thomas Stearne & Son’; KC1892-1904 lists ‘Thomas Stearn & Sons’. There also seems to have been an earlier Thomas Stearne who went unrecorded by trade directories. According to Reeve, all Bridge Street entries refer to Thomas Stearn junior, while Thomas senior had, at some stage, premises at King's Head Yard, off Magdalen Street, Cambridge. See also Sterne.

 

STEELE, Edward

 

Steele is referred to by Hannavy as active in Wisbech in the 1860s, but he has not been found in trade directories. Could confusion with Enoch Steele, below, be possible?

 

STEELE, Enoch

8 High Street, Wisbech                                  

KC1869, KC1875

 

High Street, Wisbech                                              

HC1873 

STERNE, Thomas

72 Bridge Street, Cambridge                              

KC1875

This must be Thomas Stearn, above.

 

SUCKLING, Arthur H

Horne Lane, Linton                                      

KC1904

 

Oak Cottage, Horne Lane, Linton              

KC1908, KC1912

 

Hope Cottage, Horne Lane, Linton              

KC1916

SWAINE, George

Little South Street, Wisbech                                  

KC1864, KC1869

 

Norfolk Street East, Wisbech                        

HC1873

 

20 Norfolk Street East, Wisbech                      

KC1875, KC1879, KC1883, KC1888, KC1892, KC1896

Described as painter, glazier & photographer in HC1873.

 

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