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Mitchell, Thomas, fl 1870, paymaster

Gender: Male
Active Dates: circa 1875 - circa 1876
Active Area: Arctic Ocean (ocean)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: None known to be held within the collection
Publications: Nares, Sir George Strong (1878) 'Narrative of a Voyage to the Polar Sea during 1875, 6 in H.M. ships 'Alert' and 'Discovery' ... With notes on the natural history edited by H. W. Feilden, etc'. 2 vols. London. [Contains Woodburytypes by Mitchell].
Related Entries: None found.
Thomas Mitchell was the paymaster aboard the H.M.S. 'Discovery' during the Nares Arctic expedition 1875-76. He had been instructed in photography by W. de W. Abney at the Royal Engineers Institution, Chatham. He took photographs during the expedition.
Sources: Abney, W. de W. (1876), 'On photographic operations in the recent Arctic expeditions', 'The Photographic Journal', Dec. 21st 1876, pp.8-10.

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