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Dates:  1838, 7 August -
Born:  Ireland, County Down, Newry
 
  

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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 Ross and Margaret Thompson of Greenwood Park, Newry; educated at Dublin and Holland House, Blackheath; Addiscombe, 1856-58.
Royal (Madras) Engineers, 1858-94; Colonel, 1885; served Afghanistan, 1879-80. Photographed public works (dams and canals) in Madras, 1863.
In c. 1865 he issued a 7pp. catalogue of his photographs, describing 64 views of Southern India, with a preliminary note addressed to afellow officer asking that he ‘have the accompanying list circulated for me to the Corps, so that I may find out by the number of copies likely to be taken whether it would be worth while to send the negatives home to be printed in London.’ [IOR/L/MIL/9/234 ff.711-19] 
  
 
  

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