Filson Young(1876-1938), Photographer and writer
(Alexander Bell) Filson Young
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 1 portrait
Despite the distinction of the few known examples of his photographic work, Young is better known as a writer. His first published work, written under the pseudonym 'X.Ray', was A Psychic Vigil (1896). He also wrote novels, poetry and works on art, music, the Navy, motoring, famous trials (including that of Dr Crippen) and a two-volume study of Christopher Columbus.
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