Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Green, Rowland Edward[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

Male 1848 - 1917  (69 years)


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  • Name Green, Rowland Edward 
    Born 1848  Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Christened 5 Nov 1848  Bebington, Cheshire, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1870-1872  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Fort St.
    south side near Government St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 31 Aug 1877  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Bride: Elizabeth Maud Le Clerc 
    Marriage 17 Jun 1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Bride: Emily Mary Walter Smith 
    Died 24 Feb 1917  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Association Green Brothers (Relationship: Partner; Manager) 
    Association Green, George R. (Relationship: Brother) 
    Association Fort Street Gallery (Relationship: Co-proprietor; Proprietor) 
    Person ID I232  Camera Workers | G, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2021 

  • Documents
    Green Brothers ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 13 Oct 1870, p. 4.
    Green Brothers ad, Victoria Colonist, 13 Oct 1870, p. 4.
    The Green Brothers had acquired Frederick Dally's photographs in September 1870 and this was their first ad in which they represented the images as their own. This ad was still running in Feb 1871.
    Green Brothers cartouche, ca. 1870-1871.
    Green Brothers cartouche, ca. 1870-1871.
    Since the Green Brothers acquired Frederick Dally's stock, it is not surprising that the "N.B." note at the bottom almost entirely matches the wording on one of Dally's cartouches (Dally, BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP002599). Image courtesy of BC Archives, Barnard album no. 27, p. 17.
    Green Brothers ad, <i>First Victoria Directory, Third [i.e., Fourth] Issue, and British Columbia Guide</i> (Mallandaine, 1871).
    Green Brothers ad, First Victoria Directory, Third [i.e., Fourth] Issue, and British Columbia Guide (Mallandaine, 1871).
    Back cover.
    Frederick Dally news item, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 27 Sep 1870, p. 3.
    Frederick Dally news item, Victoria Colonist, 27 Sep 1870, p. 3.
    About the sale of his studio to the Green Brothers and a sale, by Dally, of 12,000 cartes-de-visites of Indigenous people.
    G.R. or R.E. Green news item, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 21 Oct 1870, p. 3.
    G.R. or R.E. Green news item, Victoria Colonist, 21 Oct 1870, p. 3.
    About one or the other Green brother's trip on HMS Sparrowhawk with Governor Anthony Musgrave and the Colonial Secretary. The ship did not go past the northern end of Vancouver Island and thus never made it to the Stikine River.
    G.R. or R.E. Green news article, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 4 Nov 1870, p. 3.
    G.R. or R.E. Green news article, Victoria Colonist, 4 Nov 1870, p. 3.
    About one or the other Green brother's trip on HMS Sparrowhawk with Governor Anthony Musgrave and the Colonial Secretary. The article notes that photographs were taken by Green at Knight Inlet. This was three years before Richard Maynard visited the same location.
    Green Brothers news item, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 28 Oct 1870, p. 3.
    Green Brothers news item, Victoria Colonist, 28 Oct 1870, p. 3.
    About their exhibiting Dally's photographs at the agricultural show.
    Green Brothers news item, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 29 Sep 1870, p. 3.
    Green Brothers news item, Victoria Colonist, 29 Sep 1870, p. 3.
    About their exhibiting Dally's photos at the annual show of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society which was held on a property on Cook St.
    Fort Street Gallery ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 12 Feb 1872, p. 2.
    Fort Street Gallery ad, Victoria Colonist, 12 Feb 1872, p. 2.
    This ad notes the remodelling of the studio and its new owner, R.E. Green, formerly of the Green Brothers.
    Fort Street Gallery news item, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 17 Mar 1872, p. 3.
    Fort Street Gallery news item, Victoria Colonist, 17 Mar 1872, p. 3.
    This item states that the negatives are leaving the colony, however, in Aug 1872 an auction was held of Dally's camera, negatives and darkroom equipment.
    Frederick Dally ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 15 Aug 1872, p. 3.
    Frederick Dally ad, Victoria Colonist, 15 Aug 1872, p. 3.
    The auctioneers Plummer and Pagden sold Dally's camera, negatives and darkroom equipment on 15 Aug 1872.
    Frederick Dally news item, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 15 Aug 1872, p. 3.
    Frederick Dally news item, Victoria Colonist, 15 Aug 1872, p. 3.
    About the auction of his camera, negatives and darkroom equipment by auctioneers Plummer and Pagden on 15 Aug 1872.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was a partner-manager with brother George R. in the Green Brothers studio, then briefly managed the studio solo in 1872 under the name Fort Street Gallery. The remainder of his career was spent as an accountant, a real estate agent and a clerk for private and government entities. In 1903 he was listed as a canvasser for photographer P.T. Timms' brother G.F. Timms who was a printer. Green was a lieutenant and then a captain in a Victoria militia unit in the early to mid-1880s while still in Victoria. He moved to Vancouver in the late 1880s and spent the rest of his life there. He was married twice in 1877 and 1911.

  • Sources 
    1. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      Newspaper Index.

    2. [S14] MAL71, (Victoria, V.I.: E. Mallandine, 1871), 15.
      "Green Rowland E. (see Green Bros.,) Fort street"

    3. [S15] MAL74, (Victoria, B.C.: E. Mallandine, 1874), 14.
      "Green Rowland E., Victoria"

    4. [S16] HIB77, (Victoria, B.C.: T.N. Hibben and Co., 1877).
      Victoria: not listed

    5. [S17] WIL82, (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1882), 43.
      Victoria: "Green R E, teller Dominion Govt Savings Bank, res Ross Bay Villa"

    6. [S19] WIL85, Woltz, William, comp., (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1885), 40.
      Victoria: "Green R.E., teller, Dominion Government savings bank, res. Ross Bay Villa"

    7. [S20] MAL87, Mallandine, Edward, (Victoria, B.C.: E. Mallandine, R.T. Williams, 1887), 40.
      Victoria: "Green Rowland E., clerk, Bastion st., res. Humboldt st."

    8. [S7] WILVAN88, Draper, Thomas, comp., (Vancouver, B.C.: R.T. Williams), 16.
      "Green R. E., accountant, Water st."

    9. [S21] HEN89, Henderson, James, comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Leonard George Henderson, 1889), 381.
      Vancouver: "Green Capt. Rowland Edward, real estate agent, 6 Oppenheimer, res in rear of 113 Hastings E"

    10. [S22] WIL89, Draper, Thomas, comp., (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1889), 466.
      Vancouver: "Green R E, real estate and employment agent 6 Oppenheimer res 219 Prior"

    11. [S34] WIL95, (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1895), 561.
      Vancouver: "Green, R E, res 626 Jervis"

    12. [S41] HEN00, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1900), 824.
      Vancouver: "Green, Rowland E., accountant, bds 3 Water."

    13. [S781] HEN02, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1902), 666.
      Vancouver: "Green, Rowland E., accountant, bds. Sunnyside Hotel."

    14. [S782] HEN03, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1903), 694.
      Vancouver: "Green, Rowland E., canvasser Timms & Co., 524 Pender, bds Sunnyside Ho."

    15. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 767.
      Vancouver: "Green Rolland [sic] E clk Govt Timber Office lvs 1832 3rd Ave W"

    16. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 678.
      Vancouver: "Green Rowland E clk Land Registry Office h 1752 3rd Av W"

    17. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 648.
      Vancouver: "Green Rowland E clk Land Registry Office h 1752 3rd Av W"

    18. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 523.
      Vancouver: "Mrs R E h 1752 3rd Av W"

    19. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"; URL (accessed 20 Feb 2018): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F35L-SBV

    20. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1877-09-001145 (microfilm B11367)

    21. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1911-09-064349 (microfilm B11375)

    22. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1917-09-148112 (microfilm B13102)