Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Wiseman, Sir William[1, 2, 3]

Male 1845 - 1893  (47 years)


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  • Name Wiseman, William 
    Title Sir 
    Born 23 Aug 1845  East Cosham house, Hampshire, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Home Address/Year 1886-1888  Esquimalt, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Esquimalt, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) late 1880s  Lake Cowichan, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Jan 1893  Elliott terrace, Plymouth, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26  Camera Workers | W, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: After serving in various naval engagements in New Zealand (1864-1865), Niger (1869), China (1874-1878), he was stationed at Esquimalt as commander of HMS Caroline. When HMS Caroline was dispatched in 1888 to the Skeena River with the 'C' Battery aboard, one of its members, Captain James Peters, was also a photographer. Sir William went on to command HMS Immortalite (1890-1892) and Impregnable (1892), a training ship.

      A photograph of the Cowichan Lake Hotel in the BC Archives was identified as "taken by Sir William Wiseman of the Royal Navy."

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Photo no. HP080559

    2. [S212] Boase (1965), Boase, Frederic, (London: Frank Cass & Co., 1965).

    3. [S299] Gough (1984), Barry M. Gough, (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1984).