Item 594 - James Williamson

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James Williamson

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  • [18--?] (Creation)
    Marrison Studio

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1 photograph : b&w ; 19.1 x 24.2 cm

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(fl. 1930s)

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Marrison Studio was a photography studio based in Kingston, Ontario

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Photograph of an oil painting of Williamson done by William Sawyer, 1887.

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  • Copy published in 'Heritage Kingston', page 189, number 232.
  • Also have a copy size 20.3 x 25.3 cm.

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James Williamson (1806-1895) was born in Edinburgh and educated at the University there, also receiving a license as a Presbyterian Minister. In 1842 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Queen's University. Later he was Professor of Astronomy, director of the Queen's observatory and Vice-Principal. He married Margaret, sister of Sir John A. Macdonald. (Taken from 'Heritage Kingston', page 189).


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Description created on 8/29/2002. Last updated 23/04/2013.

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