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Andree Family, fl. 1860-1909 (photographers)

 Family

Dates

  • Existence: fl. 1860 - 1909

Biography

A. W. Andree senior was the nephew of C. A. Lorenz. He was in Government Service from 1858-65. From 1861 to 1865 he was a Signaller with the Telegraph Dept., Galle. He left to establish a photographic business. He had studios at: 32 Pedlar Street, Colombo, circa 1866-72; Prince's Gate, Colombo, circa 1874; 42 Cross Street, Pettah, Colombo, circa 1876-1878; Dam Street, Small Pass, Colombo, circa 1880 onwards.

A.W. Andree junior joined (his father's ?) ferrotype studio in Chatham Street, Colombo in 1887. He then set up a studio at his residence in Norris Road (while also working for the Colombo branch of the Bank of India). He married in 1893 and opened the Hopetoun Studio, Slave Island, with his brother Bertie as assistant. The firm won medals and diplomas at the Paris Exhibition in 1900 and the World's Fair in 1904. Bertie worked for Platé and Co in 1919.

Publications:

Andree, A. W. (1901), 'Illustrations of life in the Boer Camp', Colombo, South Africa: Colombo Apothecaries Co. (printers). Contains half-tone reproductions with letterpress descriptions of the Boer prisoners of war in Ceylon.

Sources:

Ceylon Almanacs.

Ceylon Blue Books.

Ceylon Civil Service Lists.

Wright, Arnold (ed.) (1907), 'Twentieth century impressions of Ceylon : its history, people, commerce, industries, and resources', London: Lloyd's Greater Britain Publishing Co.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

By rail to Kandy : interior of Fort Railway Station, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/3
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of platinum prints, 280 x 225 mm, mounted in a volume bound in red leather with 'The Royal Visit to Ceylon April, 1901' and the Royal Arms on the front cover. They are by various photographers and record the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later H.M. King George V and H.M. Queen Mary) 12-15 April, 1901. The prints are mounted on cardboard pages and have printed captions, which have been recorded as found. They are preceded by a 72 pp. description...
Dates: 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Colombo Breakwater, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303G/1
Scope and Contents

270 x 214 mm. View looking along the breakwater during the South-West Monsoon, with waves breaking along its length and shipping anchored in the protected waters of the harbour beyond. For a more detailed account of the breakwater, see Y303C.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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