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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Alexander Hunter

Dates:  1816, 19 May -
Born:  India, Chittagong
 
  

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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

 
Amateur, India
Son of Richard Hunter of the Bengal Establishment; baptised Calcutta, 13 September 1816 MD, Edinburgh, 1837; Indian Medical Service 1843-73. Photographed and took casts and measurements of the aboriginal tribes of the Nilgiri Hills while Superintendent of the Madras School of Industrial Arts in 1860s: this work is mentioned in J. Shortt, An account of the tribes of the Neilgherries (Madras, 1868, pp.71-6), which gives lists of the data obtained. He also trained pupils in photography: ‘Dr Hunter, the Superintendent of the Government Industrial Schools at Madras, has trained pupils in photography, and sends them out to take photographs of the most interesting remains in various parts of the Presidency.’[1]
[Crawford, M.1099; IOR/L/MIL/9/389/ff.448-60; N/1/59 f.11] 
  
 
  

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  1. Λ Markham, A memoir of Indian surveys, pp.255-6. 
      
 
  

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