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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Dr George Buist

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Other: George Buist 
Dates:  1805, 22 August - 1860, 1 October
Died:  India, Calcutta
 
  

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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 the Rev. J. Buist; educated at St Andrew’s and Edinburgh; preacher, lecturer and newspaper editor in Scotland, 1832-39; editor, Bombay Times, 1839-57; from January 1858 he brought out the Bombay Standard, which was amalgamated with the Bombay Times in 1860; Inspector of Observatories in Bombay for many years and writer on scientific subjects for the Bombay branch of the Royal Asiatic Society; founded Bombay Reformatory School of Industry; Superintendent of Government Press, Allahabad and Curator of Government Books, 1859; described as ‘India’s foremost man of letters’.
 
Vice-President, Bombay Photographic Society, 1856 (Bombay Calendar and Almanac). Showed 18 collodion prints to the Bombay Photographic Society (jnl, 15 Jan 1855); explains his ideas on the use of photography to record plant growth.[1] 
  
 
  

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  1. Λ Journal of the Bombay Photographic Society, 12 Dec 1854. 
      
 
  

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