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ID: 500010587
 
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Adamson, Robert (Scottish chemist and photographer, 1821-1848)

Note: Adamson learned the calotype process from his brother Dr. John Adamson (1802-1860), and produced his first successful calotype in 1842. In 1843 Adamson established a professional portrait studio with David Octavius Hill at Rock House, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland. Adamson photographed and was in charge of the chemical processes, and Hill was the artistic director who arranged costumes and settings for the sitters. The partnership lasted until Adamson's death in 1848. Adamson & Hill photographed Durham Cathedral ca. 1844. Scottish doctor and photographer.

Names:
Adamson, Robert (preferred,V,index,LC)
Robert Adamson (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
Scottish (Scots, Scotsman)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
chemist
photographer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Scotland (United Kingdom) (country)
Died:  Saint Andrews (Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1842-1848  Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
partner in ....  Hill & Adamson  from 1843 to 1848
..................  (Scottish photography studio, active 1843-1848) [500041217]
partner of ....  Hill, David Octavius  1843-1848
..................  (Scottish painter and photographer, 1802-1870) [500019476]
sibling of ....  Adamson, Isabella  
..................  (British sitter, active mid-19th century) [500356820]
sibling of ....  Adamson, John  
..................  (Scottish photographer, 1809-1870) [500024265]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Adamson, Robert (I)

Biographies:
(Scottish chemist and photographer, 1821-1848) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1821-1848) ..... [GRL]
(Scottish photographer, 1821-1848) ..... [AVERY]
(Scottish, 1821-1848 (also David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson)) ..... [JPGM]
(Scottish photographer; born Burnside (near Saint Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom), 1821; died Saint Andrews (Scotland, United Kingdom), 1848) ..... [CCA]
(British chemist, photographer, 1821-1848) ..... [BHA]
(Scottish doctor, 19th cent) ..... [AVERY]

Sources and Contributors:
Adamson, Robert ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50037548
................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Robert Adamson ........ [CCA]
..............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, GRL, JPGM, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Ford, An Early Victorian Album (1976)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50037548
....................  Gernsheim, History of Photography from the Camera Obscura (1969)
....................  History of Photography 12/4 (1988)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50037548
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Michaelson, David Octavius Hill (1970)
....................  Newhall, History of Photography (1982)
....................  Stevenson, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson (1981)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP]
.......... Ford, An Early Victorian Album (1976) 28
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Michaelson, David Octavius Hill (1970) 13-14
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