Moultrie is a mystery. He showed two calotypes in the 1856 exhibition of the Photographic Society in London, views of Chiselhurst Church and of a wood barn at Dutchworth Rectory, both in Kent. In the 1857 exhibition Moultrie again showed two calotypes, one of Elizabeth Castle and one of the Hermitage, both in Jersey. Moultrie does not appear in any census, but when he joined the Photographic Society in 1859, he listed his address as in care of G.W. Moultrie, Bank, Bengal.
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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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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