A daguerreotype and portrait photographer, he established studios in London from a very early date. He registered his own stereoscope and daguerreotype case combination in January 1853, and he later turned to carte-de-visite photography. He was one of the most successful exponents of the daguerreotype process. Single portraits would cost between £16 and £31 each. His address between 1852-1855 was 234 Regent Street. Kilburn photographed AMW, her boys and step-daughter.
Kelly's London Post office Directory, London; Mathews, Oliver, Early Photographs and Early Photographers, London, 1973, p. 25.