Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Webb, William Seward

Male 1851 - 1926  (75 years)


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  • Name Webb, William Seward 
    Born 31 Jan 1851  New York City, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Apr-May 1889  BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 29 Oct 1926  New York City, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19  Camera Workers | W, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Webb was trained as a physician in Europe but gave up medicine to practice business. He married a daughter of William H. Vanderbilt in 1883 and took over the Wagner Palace Car company shortly thereafter. Utilizing a private railway coach built by his company, Webb and his party journeyed across Canada on the Canadian Pacific Railway to the West Coast where they spent part of Apr and May. A side trip by steamer took them to Alaska. Webb published the results of his voyage the following year. The Vancouver and Victoria papers devoted several column inches to his comings and goings, including mentions of his photographic activities.
    • REFERENCES: Colonist, 1889 04 16; 1889 05 19/4; 1889 05 28/4; 1889 05 29/1 and 4; World, 1889 05 18/4; 1889 05 22/2; Webb (1890); National Cyclopaedia of American Biography (1926):v. 1; Who Was Who in America (1943):v. 1.