Most of these photographs were likely to have been part of the first photographic exchange club of which Thomas Damant Eaton and Dr Hugh Welch Diamond were members. Some of the photographs, where known, were taken by Dr Hugh Welch Diamond, see ETN 3/7/1-4, 8-10, 19-20. Photographic material was exchanged by post twice a year from circa 1855. However, the collection includes six photographs which appear to be a much later date, possibly 20th century. The provenance of these later photographs is unknown.
Dr Hugh Welch Diamond; 1809-1886; photographer, pharmacist, asylum superintendent, psychiatrist; Norwich, Norfolk, and Soho, London, and Maidstone, Kent, Surrey, Twickenham, London