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us: Diamond, Hugh Welch



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    • us: Diamond, H. W.
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    • found: Burrows, A. Portraits of the insane, 1990: t.p. (Dr. Diamond) p. 6, etc. (Hugh Welch Diamond; b. in Goudhurst, Kent, 10/23/1808; d. 1886)
    • found: LC data base, 08-10-92 (hdg.: Diamond, Hugh Welch; usage: Hugh W. Diamond)
    • found: Rules of the Photographic Society Club, 1856: leaf 5 recto (list of club members, including "Hugh W. Diamond Esq. M.D. F.S.A.")
    • found: Seiberling, Grace. Amateurs, photography and the Victorian imagination, 1986: pages 128-129 (in Biographical appendix, by Carolyn Bloore: Hugh Welch Diamond, 1808-86; born in Kent; pursued medical career and studied mental illness; elected to Royal College of Surgeons, 1834; fellow of Society of Antiquaries, 1834; involved in archaeological expeditions and collected prints; active as photographer beginning in 1839; appointed superintendant of Surrey County Asylum, 1848, and made many photographs of his patients; photographed objects and places of antiquarian interest; published articles on photographic processes in Notes and queries; secretary of the Photographic Society of London and editor of the Photographic journal) page 148 ( "H.W. Diamond is reported to have made some of these portraits [in the album Rules of the Photographic Society Club] and may have been responsible for all the portraits in the album")
    • found: Oxford DNB, May 28, 2014 (Diamond, Hugh Welch (1809-1886), photographer and asylum superintendent, was born in Norwich, educated at Norwich grammar school and from 1824 studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons; fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1834; in 1846, elected fellow of the Medical Society of London; active in London antiquarian circles; in 1834 he was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; in 1845 he began meeting with other amateurs interested in photography; the group became known as the Calotype Society, later referred to as the Photographic Club; residential superintendent of the female department of the Surrey County Lunatic Asylum at Springfield, 1848-1858; published essays and notes on photography, 1850s; founder member of Photographic Society of London, established in 1853; dominant figure behind the formation of the Photographic Society Club; between 1855 and 1858 also belonged to the Photographic Exchange Club; in 1856, moved to Twickenham, where he established a private asylum for female patients; in the late 1850s and 1860s, active in the Photographic Society, editing its journal from 1859 to 1869, serving as its secretary for this period and later as one of its vice-presidents; died at his home, Twickenham House, on 21 June 1886)
    • found: England, select births and christenings, 1538-1975, via Ancestry.com, May 28, 2014 (Hugh Welch Diamond, baptised 24 Nov. 1808, Goudhurst, Kent, England)
    • found: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (index of wills and administrations), 1858-1966, via Ancestry.com, May 28, 2014 (Diamond, Hugh Welch, died 21 June 1886 at Twickenham House, Twickenham in the County of Middlesex; M.D., F.S.A.)
    • found: Twickenham Museum Web site, May 28, 2014 (Dr Hugh Welch Diamond, physician, photographer, antiquarian and collector; born on 23 October 1808 at Goudhurst in Kent (as stated in the 1861 Census); moved to Twickenham in 1858 and opened a private asylum; leased Twickenham House; during his tenure the establishment was described as the Twickenham House Lunatic Asylum)
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