Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Dossetter, Edward[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

Male 1844 -


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  • Name Dossetter, Edward 
    Born ca. 1844  UK? Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1881  Northwest Coast, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1882  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1881-1890  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    View St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1881-1890  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    View St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Eng., UK  1871 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died UK? Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I281  Camera Workers | D, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to information supplied by Pam Haas, author of an unpublished book on Dossetter, biographical information on Dossetter is virtually non-existent. He is not even mentioned by name in the American Museum of Natural History's archival records pertaining to the trip.

      Photographing in England in 1871, he accompanied Dr. I.W. Powell on an inspection tour of First Nations reserves in Jun and Jul 1881 and took many outstanding views and portraits. Dossetter's name does not appear in the 1881 Canada census for Victoria. The Victoria City Archives has an 1882 photo of Granville (Vancouver) credited to Dossetter.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface usually signed "E. Dossetter, Photo.". Most views from his 1881 trip with Dr. I.W. Powell are captioned.

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] COLLECTION: AMNH.
      Glass negatives and ca. 1,989 prints

    2. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Prints

    3. [S139] COLLECTION: BVICA.
      Dossetter print in album 97801-02-776

    4. [S140] COLLECTION: BVIPM.
      Copy prints from AMNH

    5. [S17] WIL82, (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1882).

    6. [S19] WIL85, Woltz, William, comp., (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1885).

    7. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., Victoria City Electoral District, 30 Apr 1890.
      "Dosseter, Edward, View street, Photographer"

    8. [S398] Physick (1975), John Physick, (London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1975), 15-16.
      An E. Dossetter is credited in plate 22 with photographing the Bayeux Tapestry for the British government's Department of Science and Art under the direction of Joseph Cundall in 1872. The negatives are in the Victoria and Albert Museum's collections.

    9. [S429] Huyda (1983), Richard J. Huyda, (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1983).

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

    11. [S692] Correspondence, David Mattison.
      P. Haas to Mattison, 1985 11 19

    12. [S93] 1901 Census (UK), (National Archives (UK)).
      The 1871 Census search form retrieves an Edward Dossetter, age 27, who resided in the census administrative area of Pancras, Gray's Inn Lane, London.

    13. [S93] 1901 Census (UK), (National Archives (UK)).
      The 1891 census search form retrieves an Edward Dossetter, age 47, who resided in the Acton, Brentford, census administrative area.