Taylor exhibited a waxed-paper view of Broomhill Mill, near Tunbridge Wells, in the 1857 exhibition of the Photographic Society in London. The following year he showed three collodion views of architecture in Oxford, described in the exhibition catalogue as “developed on the spot in an Archer’s Camera, without any Dark Tent.” There was a Reverend Charles J. Taylor in nearby Folkestone who graduated from Oxford. However, his “J” stood for Joseph, and there are no other obvious candidates for the identity.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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