Richard Leach Maddox (1816-1902) developed photographic processes. He was a GP, and moved to Woolston about 1860. He worked on photomicrography, taking pictures of organisms seen through the microscope. Eventually he began to use gelatine in a dry plate process, which he published in 1871 in the British Journal of Photography. He received several awards for his work. He and his second wife lived abroad for a while in the 1870s, and then in Gunnersbury (Hounslow). In the 1880s he was living in Belmont Road in Portswood, where he died.


Dr Maddox, Southampton, and the Advance of Photography - (Stuart Goodall, no date)


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