Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Maynard, Richard[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

Male 1832 - 1907  (74 years)


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  • Name Maynard, Richard 
    Born 22 Feb 1832  Stratton, Cornwall, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1892-1900+  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Pandora Ave.
    Maynard Building
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1864-1874  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Fort St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1874-1892  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Douglas St.
    corner of Johnson St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1862-1907  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    usually same as business address 
    Address:
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 10 Jan 1907  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Association Maynard, Hannah Hatherly (Relationship: Spouse) 
    Association Macdonald, Emma (Relationship: Father) 
    Association Maynard Albert Hatherly (Relationship: Son) 
    Association Dally, Frederick (Relationship: Undefined) 
    Person ID I118  Camera Workers | M, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2017 

  • Photos
    Mrs. R. Maynard, Artist, stamp on bottom of mounted photograph taken by Richard Maynard at Wrangel, Alaska, 1879 06 14
    Mrs. R. Maynard, Artist, stamp on bottom of mounted photograph taken by Richard Maynard at Wrangel, Alaska, 1879 06 14
    Richard Maynard's photograph of explorer Newton H. Chittenden and Haida guides whom Maynard accompanied on an exploration of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), 1884 04 28.
    Richard Maynard's photograph of explorer Newton H. Chittenden and Haida guides whom Maynard accompanied on an exploration of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), 1884 04 28.
    An engraving based on this photograph with the photographer added was published in Chittenden's Hyda Land and People (1884). Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. A-02042.
    Photographer Richard Maynard with his field camera.
    Photographer Richard Maynard with his field camera.
    Photographed in his wife's (Hannah Hatherly Maynard) studio. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. F-06336.
    Hannah and Richard Maynard's adjoining businesses, Douglas and Johnson streets, Victoria.
    Hannah and Richard Maynard's adjoining businesses, Douglas and Johnson streets, Victoria.
    Richard relocated his boot and shoe business from Fort Street to this location around May 1874. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. A-00853 (HP001820).
    Hannah and Richard Maynard's camera float on Pandora Avenue for a Victoria parade.
    Hannah and Richard Maynard's camera float on Pandora Avenue for a Victoria parade.
    Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. F-05137.
    Maynard Building, Pandora Avenue, Victoria.
    Maynard Building, Pandora Avenue, Victoria.
    A stereo photograph, this building housed Richard's boot and shoe business and Hannah's portrait studio. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. G-04812.
    Maynard building, Pandora Avenue, Victoria, interior.
    Maynard building, Pandora Avenue, Victoria, interior.
    Richard Maynard on the left. The stereographoscope, used for viewing stereographs and mounted single photographs, seen on the left in BC Archives, Visual Records call no. C-08996, is visible in this photo. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. C-08870.
    Maynard building, Pandora Avenue, Victoria, interior.
    Maynard building, Pandora Avenue, Victoria, interior.
    The stereographoscope, used for viewing stereographs and mounted single photographs, seen on the left in BC Archives, Visual Records call no. C-08870, is visible in this photo. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. C-08996.

    Documents
    Engraving based on a photograph by Richard Maynard of explorer Newton H. Chittenden and Haida guides, 1884 04 28.
    Engraving based on a photograph by Richard Maynard of explorer Newton H. Chittenden and Haida guides, 1884 04 28.
    Created by the Moss Engraving Co., New York, the engraver inserted the photographer into the scene. The engraving was published in Chittenden's Hyda Land and People (1884). The original photograph is BC Archives Visual Records call no. A-02042.
    Richard Maynard cartouche, verso of carte-de-visite.
    Richard Maynard cartouche, verso of carte-de-visite.
    Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP002550.
    Richard Mayard cartouche from the verso of a stereograph, 1878 03 20.
    Richard Mayard cartouche from the verso of a stereograph, 1878 03 20.
    The stereograph is the wedding party of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Harris, nee Martha Douglas. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP002719.
    R. Maynard cartouche from the verso of a stereograph.
    R. Maynard cartouche from the verso of a stereograph.
    Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP000412.
    Richard Maynard's ad, <i>Colonist</i> (Victoria), 1874 06 09.
    Richard Maynard's ad, Colonist (Victoria), 1874 06 09.
    Richard relocated his boot and shoe business to the same building he and his wife shared for her photography business. This ad began running on 3 May 1874.
    Richard Maynard's ad, <i>Colonist</i> (Victoria), 1874 05 02.
    Richard Maynard's ad, Colonist (Victoria), 1874 05 02.
    The last appearance of this ad for his boot and shoe store business on Fort Street, the next day a new ad appeared announcing the relocation of his business to the corner of Douglas and Johnson streets, a building he shared with his wife's photography business.
    Mrs. R. Maynard marketed photographs of the 1868 <i>Fanny</i> shipwreck taken on 24 Mar 1868.
    Mrs. R. Maynard marketed photographs of the 1868 Fanny shipwreck taken on 24 Mar 1868.
    Although the newspaper claimed they were taken by her, they were likely taken by her husband Richard, Colonist, 1868 03 25/3.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Married in 1852 to Hannah Hatherly, he gave up bootmaking in Bowmanville to mine gold in the Fraser River in 1858-1859. Returning to Canada (Ontario) for his family, they sailed via San Francisco on the Sierra Nevada, the same boat which brought F.G. Claudet back to Victoria in Mar 1862. Richard left his family again that Jun for the Stikine Territory and the gold fields there. He is reputed to have made a fortune and came back to Victoria where he settled down as a boot and shoe maker and photographer.

      The earliest known reference to his photography is a panorama he made of Victoria harbour in May 1864. His first trip outside Victoria occurred in 1868 when he took his son Albert to Barkerville. He accompanied Indian Affairs commissioner Dr. I.W. Powell in 1873 on an inspection tour along the east coast of Vancouver Island and the northwest coast of the mainland. The next year found Maynard on another trip with Powell, this time around Vancouver Island. Fog and rain prevented Richard from taking many photographs. Another important trip was made with Captain Newton H. Chittenden to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in 1884. He and Hannah returned to the Queen Charlottes in 1888. Maynard sailed to the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea to photograph the seal rookeries in 1892. Richard also made trips to Alaska for photographic purposes in 1879, 1882, and 1887.

      Many of Richard Maynard's photographs (prints) were collected by the amateur ethnologist Dr. C.F. Newcombe, along with some of his personal papers (diaries, notebooks, and the letters to Hannah written during his trip to the Pribilof Islands in 1892). The negatives, along with those of his wife, were donated or sold to the BC Archives by his son Albert. Albert also donated the silver medal won by Richard in 1890.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "Photographed by R. Maynard, Victoria, B.C." on verso of print mount. "R. Maynard, Photographic Artist, and Dealer in All Kinds of Photographic Materials, Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C." on verso of print mount. "R. Maynard, Photographic Artist, and Dealer in All Kinds of Photographic Materials, Cor. Douglas and Johnson Sts., Victoria, B.C." on verso of print mount. "R. Maynard, Photographic Artist and Dealer in All Kinds of Photographic Materials, 41 Pandora Street [sic], Victoria, B.C." on verso of print mount. Negatives may be captioned and marked "Photographed by R. Maynard." Bottom front of print mount may be marked "R. Maynard Artist" or "R. Maynard Photographer."
    • REFERENCES: Directories (first listing for Richard and Hannah in MAL68); newspapers; provincial Voters Lists; government (federal and provincial) records; photographs; all at BVIPA.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA (Reliability: 3).
      Glass negatives and prints

    2. [S138] COLLECTION: BVAUS (Reliability: 3).
      Prints

    3. [S374] Kerr (1890), J.B. Kerr, (Vancouver: Kerr & Begg, 1890).

    4. [S298] Gosnell (1906), R.E. Gosnell, (N.p.: Compiled by the Lewis Publishing Co., 1906).

    5. [S428] Howay & Scholefield (1914), E. O. S. Scholefield (v. 1) and F. W. Howay (v. 2), (Vancouver: S.J. Clarke, 1914), vol., 4, 903-904.

    6. [S497] Wilks (1980), Claire Weissman Wilks, (Toronto: Exile Editions, 1980).

    7. [S584] Mattison (1985), David Mattison, (History of Photography 9, no. 2 (April-June 1985):109-129).

    8. [S587] Mattison (1986a), David Mattison, (Photographic Canadiana 11, no. 5 (March-April 1986):2-4).

    9. [S589] Mattison (1987a), David Mattison, (Photographic Canadiana 12, no. 4 (January-February 1987):2-5).

    10. [S595] Mattison and Savard (1992), David Mattison and Daniel Savard, (History of Photography 16, no. 3 (Autumn 1992):1-20).

    11. [S598] Mattison (1997b), David Mattison, (Kamloops: Kamloops Art Gallery Virtual Exhibition, 1997).

    12. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1907-09-020374; digital facsimile URL (accessed 23 Jan 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b6c3a5f1-0077-4d07-9171-ed6ff5e82014