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One of Walter Bristow's employees at his South Street studio might have been twenty-one year old Eliza Gee (born 1869, Chatteris, Cambridge), the daughter of Reverend Henry Gee, a former missionary and minister of religion.At the time of the 1891 census, Eliza Gee was living at her parents' house in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, possibly making arrangements for her forthcoming wedding.When the census was taken in 1891, Harry Booth was recorded as a thirty-seven year old "Photographer" lodging at "The Traveller's Rest" in Clifton Road, Worthing. Walter Charles Bristow was born in Margate, Kent in 1861 [birth registered in the District of Thanet during the Second Quarter of 1861].

I can find no record of a photographic career after 1891. In 1858, there were two men named Bristow who were running lodging houses in Margate - a Mr Bristow of Addington Street and Mr Edward Bristow who had a lodging house in Margate's High Street.

The name "Walter Bristow" does not appear in the 1881 census index.

Eliza Gee, who became Mrs Eliza Bristow in 1891, was the daughter of Mary and Henry Gee (1834-1901), a former missionary and minister of religion.

Eliza's father, Henry Gee, was born in Woburn, Bedfordshire in 1834, the son Thomas and Frances Gee.

Five of the Gee children are listed as scholars but the eldest child at home, fifteen year old Annie Maria Gee, is described as a "minister's daughter".

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