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Other: Capt. Robert John Henry 
Other: Captain Henry 
Other: Captain R.H. Henry 
Other: Captain Robert John Henry 
Dates:  1829, 8 September - 1866, 23 June
Born:  Ireland, Derry, Castledawson
Died:  France, Bordeaux, 3 Place Bardineau, the house of M.W. Crowe
Active:  UK
He was a keen sailor, vice-Commodore of the Royal St George Yacht Club, Kingstown Dublin and competed in yachting races at both Lymington in Devon and Dublin. He was mentioned in the well-documented Court Martial case of Captain Robertson - The Robertson Court Martial: Authentic Report of the Trial (by Court Martial) of Captain A. M. Robertson, Fourth (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards, Held at the Royal Barracks, Dublin, on the 6th of February, 1862 and Following Days, (M'Glashan & Gill, 1962)
Birth and death details (pers. email, Marigold Potter, descendent of Capt Robert John Henry, to Alan Griffiths, 21 November 2013)

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Approved biography for Robert John Henry
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

Captain Henry was attached to the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, based variously in Dublin and in London. A member of the Photographic Society in London from its start in 1853, Henry showed six waxed paper views of landscape and topography in England, Ireland, and Scotland at the 1856 exhibition of the Société Française de Photographie in Paris. He also contributed to The Photographic Album for the Year 1857 but by then had turned to collodion. 
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007) 
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is included here with permission. 
Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012. 
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