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Arthur James Melhuish
Captain W. de W. Abney. C.B, R.E, F.R.S. President of the Camera Club.
National Science and Media Museum
The Royal Photographic Society Collection, Inventory no: 2003-5001/2/22911
Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney (1843 - 1920) was a civil servant and a photographic scientist.
Arthur James Melhuish was a photographer and printer, born in London. He was active as a photographer from 1860 to 1864. He invented the first roll holder for sensitised callotype paper in 1854, and the first metal-bodied camera in 1860.