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Derbyshire Photographers' Profiles
by Brett Payne, of Tauranga, New Zealand
Robert Forgie Hunter

of Buxton & London




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Robert Forgie Hunter was married to Maud May Clayton in Derbyshire in 1906.  Their first child William Clayton Hunter (1908-1943) was born at Buxton in 1908.  The OurPastHistory image gallery has a postcard view of a Buxton snow scene, attributed to R.F. Hunter and dated 1908.  Kelly (1912) shows him as a photographic material dealer at 1 Quadrant, Buxton, with a confectionery shop at 4 Station approch, Buxton.

Hunter became a well known country-wide dealer in and agent for photographic materials, as well as an inventor.  He held a patent for a boxed, pop-up film, cine or slide projector screen marketed under the brand name CELFIX, possibly in the 1930s, at which time he worked from Grays Inn Road, London.  At the time of his son's death in 1943, he was living in Exeter, Devon.

Portfolio
Image © & courtesy of OurPastHistory Snow scene
by R.F. Hunter of Buxton
Dated 1908

Format: Post Card

Image © & courtesy of OurPastHistory

Notes


Image © & courtesy of Picture the Past Orchestral performance outside the Palace Hotel
by Hunters of Buxton
Undated, but possibly taken in the 1910s or 1920s

Format: Post Card

Image © & courtesy of Picture the Past

Notes


Image © & collection of Brett Payne
Unidentified young woman
by Hunters of Buxton
Undated, but probably taken c. 1910-1920

Format: Post Card
Size:

Image © & collection of Brett Payne

Notes

Image © & collection of Brett Payne

References
Images provided by Picture the Past, OurPastHistory & Brett Payne
1841-1901 UK Census - online from Ancestry.com
FreeBMD
North East Midland Photographic Record - Picture the Past
Anon (1899) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland & Nottinghamshire, Kelly & Co., London. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
Anon (1912) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1912, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.
Anon (1932) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1932, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.
Adamson, Keith I.P. (1997) Professional Photographers in Derbyshire 1843 - 1914, The PhotoHistorian, No. 118 Supplement, September 1997, ISSN 0957-0209. Courtesy of John Bradley.
Craven, Maxwell (ed.) (1993) Keene's Derby, Breedon Books, Derby, pp. 200-202. - by kind courtesy of Sonia Addis-Smith

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