In return, Holland was granted "the exclusive licence power and privilege within districts, towns and places in several counties of York and Derby therein after mentioned i.e.
Genealogists and family historians will hopefully find it a useful tool for dating old family photographs.
Check the Index of Derbyshire photographers to find out when and where a particular studio operated.
Over the next five months licensed daguerreotype studios appeared in Bristol, Cheltenham, Liverpool, Nottingham, Brighton, Bath and Manchester.
On 9 November 1842, John Johnson (1813-1871) an American daguerreotypist and associate of Richard Beard obtained the patent rights for the daguerreotype process for the counties of Lancashire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.
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