|Dates: ||1816 - 1870|
|Born: ||Ireland, Dublin|
Born in Dublin, Nelson, a doctor, practiced in Norfolk before moving to London in the 1850s. His only known surviving photograph is a calotype negative of a village, possibly in the Norfolk area. One of his sons was Edward Milles Nelson (1851-1938), an eminent microscopist.
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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