|Dates||1819 - 1884|
An early student of phrenology and related pseudo-scientific subjects, Cornelius Jabez Hughes was an assistant to John Jabez Edwin Mayall in London. After 1847 he moved to Glasgow, where he opened his own successful studio. He became active in the Glasgow
Hughes published frequently on the subject of photography, basing his writings on his own photographic successes, including often-cited articles with quirky titles such as "About Light, and About Lighting the Sitter; with Some Reflections About the Room in Which He is Lighted." One of the most popular photographers in England in his day, Hughes died at age sixty-five.