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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Rev. Edward Godfrey

Other: Edward Godfrey 
Dates:  1820, 4 September - 1918, 24 February

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A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

Amateur, India
Appointed Assistant Chalain, Bengal, 29 Mar 1848. Proceeded to India on the Wellesley on 10. Jun1848; Meerut 1850; Subathoo 1851; Ferozepore 1853; Dagshaie 1855; Subathoo 1855; Delhi Field Force 1857; furlough 1858; Chaplain 1859; Saugor 1867; Landour 1871; furlough 1873; retired 20 Oct 1873. At his death in 1918, he was the last surviving Chaplain of the East India Company.
Married 3 Dec 1844 Emily Clare (b. 26 Apr 1827; d. 8 Feb 1923). Children: Henry Cope (b. 16 Jul 1860); Rene Adair (b. 1 Jun 1865).[1] Godfrey’s wife was the sister of Colonel George Massey Payne [qv].
His photographs of tribes of Central India were sent to the London International exhibition of 1862; he also contributed photographs to The People of India (8 vols, London, 1868-75).
In response for requests for ethnographical photographs for the London Exhibition of 1862, W.C. Erskine, Commissioner of Jabalpur, informs the Secretary to the Government of the North-West Provinces that, ‘at Jubbulpore, Lieutenant Oakes, the Revenue Surveyor, and the Revd. Mr Godfrey, both amateur photographers, have promised me their aid, and I have told them that the Government will pay all their expenses.'[2] 

  1. Λ S.J. McNally, The Chaplains of the East India Company (typescript, 1971), p. 47 
  2. Λ Letter of 5 Aug 1861, General proceedings, North-West Provinces, IOR/P/216/8/, December 1861, p.106. 

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