Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Robertson, William Francis[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male


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  • Name Robertson, William Francis 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1863?  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Fort St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1863-1864  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Government St.
    west side near View St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1866  Olympia, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1867, 1870  Seattle, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Address:
    above Kellogg and Maddocks drug store
    Seattle, WA
    USA 
    Business Address/Year 1880  Tacoma, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Association Vaughan and Robertson (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery (Relationship: Owners) 
    Person ID I694  Camera Workers | R, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2017 

  • Documents
    W.F. Robertson's plan to open a photo studio in Seattle and his arrival in Seattle on the <i>New World</i>.
    W.F. Robertson's plan to open a photo studio in Seattle and his arrival in Seattle on the New World.
    Puget Sound Weekly Gazette, 1 Apr 1867, p. 3.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was a partner in Vaughan & Robertson which worked out of the Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery. He was working in Olympia from January 1866 to at least August of that year. In April 1867 he was reported to be opening a studio in Seattle.

  • Sources 
    1. [S846] Victoria Daily Chronicle, 3 (Reliability: 3), 8 Dec 1863.

    2. [S846] Victoria Daily Chronicle, 1 (Reliability: 3), 4 Mar 1864.
      Dissolution of partnership notice dated 27 Feb 1864.

    3. [S847] (Olympia) Washington Standard, 4 (Reliability: 3), 6 Jan 1866.

    4. [S847] (Olympia) Washington Standard, 3 (Reliability: 3), 4 Aug 1866.

    5. [S385] Palmquist and Kailbourn (2000), Peter E. Palmquist and Thomas R. Kailbourn, (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000), 456 (Reliability: 3), 21 Dec 2016.

    6. [S3] Mattison (1980 Winter), David Mattison, (British Columbia Historical News), 4 (Reliability: 2), 21 Dec 2016.
      "Robertson had been in business as a photographer on Fort Street prior to his association with Vaughan."
      No evidence for Robertson's presence on Fort St. cited.

    7. [S848] Puget Sound Weekly Gazette, (Seattle), 3 (Reliability: 3), 1 Apr 1867.
      Articles: one stating he will open a photo studio over the Seattle drug store of Kellogg and Maddocks; the other noting his arrival in Seattle on the New World vessel.

    8. [S385] Palmquist and Kailbourn (2000), Peter E. Palmquist and Thomas R. Kailbourn, (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000), 456 (Reliability: 3), 21 Dec 2016.
      "He was a photographer in Seattle by June 13, 1870...."