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date: 15 October 2019

Archer, Frederick Scottlocked

(1813–1857)
  • H. T. Wood
  • , revised by John Ward

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Archer, Frederick Scott (1813–1857), inventor of the collodion process in photography, was the second son of Thomas Archer, a butcher at Hertford, where he was probably born. Orphaned as a child, he was brought up by distant relatives and friends and while still a young man was apprenticed to a silversmith and bullion dealer named ...

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