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BOURNE, Samuel (1834 – 1912) | Bio Notes

A bank clerk and amateur photographer working in Nottingham in the 1850’s. Bourne arrived in India in January 1863, where the firm of Howard, Bourne and Shepherd was established in Simla. By 1865 the business had become Bourne and Shepherd and additional studios were established in Calcutta (1867) and Bombay (1870). Bourne made three celebrated photographic expeditions to Kashmir and the imalayas between 1863 and 1866, which he described at length in a series of letters published in the British Journal of Photography. He finally left India in 1870, although the firm of Bourne and Shepherd continues to this present day.