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Other: Bourne and Shepherd 
Includes: Charles Shepherd 
Includes: Samuel Bourne 
Active:  India
Partnership of Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) and Charles Shepherd. The exact date the partnership started is not clear but it seems to have been in the late 1860s. By 1870 Bourne & Shepherd were operating from Simla and Calcutta and a Bombay branch was opened about 1876.
The Bourne & Shepherd Company was purchased by Colin Murray sometime in the early 1870s. Murray added much of his own work to the existing B& S catalog and continued the company well into the 20th century. Bourne & Shepherd photographers visited Ceylon ca. 1872 and added a series of views to their catalogue.

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ThumbnailBourne & Shepherd: Presentation album for His Royal Highness Alfred Ernest Albert, Duke of Edinburgh (1870)
ThumbnailBourne & Shepherd: Calcutta studio
ThumbnailBourne and Shepherd: The Prince's First Tiger
All photographs by this photographer 

Internet biographies

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website

Internet resources

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Images of Ceylon 
A wonderful resource for showing the range of 19th and early 20th century photographs of Ceylon. 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Bourne & Shepherd.] 
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