John Falconer, British Library
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia
Son of William and Sibella Egerton of Gresford Lodge, Gresford, Denbigh; baptised 23 Sep 1824; Haileybury, 1840. Arrived in India as a writer, 22 Feb 1843; Assistant to Commissioner of Revenue and Circuit, Delhi Division, 1844; on furlough, 1850-53; Magistrate and Collector, Delhi, 1855; on furlough, 1857-58; Deputy Commissioner, 1st class, Delhi, 1858; Deputy Commissioner, Kangra, 1861; Commissioner of Hissar, 1866; Commissioner of Amritsar, 1870; on furlough, 1870-71; retired from the service 30 Apr 1872.
Deputy Commissioner of Kangra and keen amateur photographer. His Journal of a tour through Spiti to the frontier of Chinese Tibet (1864) contains 37 tipped-in albumen prints, among them the first photographs of the Spiti Glacier. A large group of these photographs was shown at the 1864 Punjab Exhibition in Lahore.
- Λ C. Mercer, Official hand-book of the Punjab Exhibition of 1864 (Lahore: Henry Gregory)