John Falconer, British Library
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia
Listed as ‘photographic artist’ in the Times of India directory 1868-69
Letter from the Assistant Commissioner, Sind to Government of Bombay, dated 29th May 1867, ‘submitting, for instructions, a letter from Mr J. A. Jung, Photographer, Kurrachee, tendering his services for taking photographs of the various races of Sind’. The Government declined to use Jung’s services on the grounds that ‘Captain Houghton and Captain Tanner prepared a very complete set of Sind photographs’ in 1862.
‘Memorandum from the Assistant Commissioner in charge, Sind, No. 544, dated 29th May 1867 - Submitting, for instructions, a letter from Mr. J. A. Jung, Photographer, Kurrachee, tendering his services for taking photographs of the various races of Sind, and suggesting that, should Government approve, Mr. Jung may be asked on what terms he will undertake the work.
RESOLUTION. - The terms should be ascertained and reported, with the Commissioner’s opinion as to the reasonableness of the terms and the applicant’s qualification.
‘Memorandum from the Acting Commissioner in Sind, No. 673, dated 9th July 1867 - Submitting, with reference to Government Resolution No. 1091, dated 11th ultimo, copy of a letter from Mr Jung, Photographer, regarding the terms on which he would take photographs of the various races of Sind, and stating that he considers the terms reasonable, and the applicant well qualified for the work.
RESOLUTION. - The Commissioner in Sind should be informed that it does not appear necessary at present to take a fresh set of photographs of the people of Sind.
2. His attention should be drawn to the former proceedings of 1862, when Captain Houghton and Captain Tanner prepared a very complete set of Sind Photographs, and he should be requested to state if any sets of these have been preserved in Sind, and, if so, whether he can supply two sets, one for the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, and one for the University Library.'
- Λ Bombay Public Proceedings, 1867, IOR/P/441/50 no.1091 and no.1548.
- Λ Bombay Public Proceedings, June 1867, IOR/P/441/50 No. 553
- Λ Bombay Public Proceedings, September 1867, IOR/P/441/50 No. 834