Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Eyres, Edmund James[1]

Male 1834 - 1910  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Eyres, Edmund James 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Eyers, E.J.; Eyres, Edmond James. [2]
    Born ca. 1834  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1868  Llandudno, North Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Church Walkes
    Llandudno, North Wales
    UK 
    Business Address/Year 1893  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    59 1/2 Government St.?
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1893  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Brighton Cottage
    Cadboro Bay
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1893  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    96 Quebec St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1894  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Spring Ridge
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1894-1900  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    76 Yates St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1897-1900  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    73 Discovery St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1901-1909  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jan 1910  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 Jan 1910  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Association Piper, Charles Thomas Wood (Relationship: Boarder) 
    Association Imperial Art Studio (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Forbes-Mackie, K. (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Tait, Beatrice H. (Relationship: Employee) 
    Person ID I446  Camera Workers | E, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2017 

  • Documents
    E.J. Eyres' signature, 1893
    E.J. Eyres' signature, 1893
    From Superintendent of Provincial Police, correspondence inward, BC Archives, GR-0066, box 1, file 2.
    E.J. Eyres' invoice, 18 Aug 1893
    E.J. Eyres' invoice, 18 Aug 1893

    Headstones
    E.J. Eyres gravestone, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
    E.J. Eyres gravestone, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Eyres may have begun his photographic career in North Wales, as he shows up in a business directory listing for 1868. By 1893 he was listed as an artist in Victoria, and resided with C.T.W. Piper who operated the Queen's Art Photo Studio. Eyres was also listed as a photographer that year with a separate residence. The following year he was operating the Imperial Studio on Yates St. at the corner of Broad. According to an 1896 summary of the studio's history, it was established in Oct 1892. Eyres was primarily a portrait photographer. The Colonist reported in 1897 that he and E.A. Harris had invented a device for producing vignette photographs. Eyres is buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "E.J. Eyres Imperial Studio 76 Yates Street, Victoria, B.C." stamped on verso of print mount (1895 date); "Eyres Imperial Studio, Victoria, B.C." stamped in black ink on verso of print mount (1896 date); "Eyres, Victoria, B.C." on front of print mount; "Imperial Art Studio E.J. Eyres 76 Yates St. Victoria B.C." embossed in white on white cabinet portrait mount (private collection).
    • REFERENCES: BVIPA GR-1052, file 2173 (will); BVIPA GR-1304, box 138, file 3457 (probate); WIL93; WIL94; WIL95; HEN97; WIL97; HEN98; HEN99; WIL99; HEN00; Colonist, 1896 04 05/7, 1897 07 31/8, 1910 01 08/6 (obit.); Vaughan (Web site: List of Photographic Studios ... 1868).

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.

    2. [S652] BVIPA death registration.
      Registration no. 1910-09-023504 (microfilm reel B13081).