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Hawes, Albert George Sidney, 1842-1897



  • Existence: 1842 - 1897


Albert George Sidney Hawes served in the Royal Marines from December 1859 to February 1869. From January 1871 to January 1884 he was in the Japanese Service. During this time he was awarded 4th class Order of the Rising Sun and 3rd class Order of the Sacred Treasure. From January 1885 until the end of 1887 Hawes was Consul for the territories of the African Kings and Chiefs in the districts adjacent to Lake Nyasa. He was on special duties in Zanzibar from December 1888 to June 1889. Between the 4th and 29th of April 1889 he was acting Consul and Consul General. In October 1889 Hawes was appointed Consul for the Society Islands (residence at Tahiti). In July 1894 he was promoted to Commissioner and Consul General, Sandwich Islands and Dependencies. In June 1895 he was Agent and Consul General.

Hawes took a series of views of mission stations, African Lakes Company employees and African chiefs in the area surrounding Lake Nyasa in the mid-1880s. He also took photographs while accompanying Thomas Joseph Last (1847-1933) on a journey from Blantyre to Angoniland 1886. Hawes died on August 6th 1897 at Hilo, on the east coast of the island of Hawaii.


Hawes, A.G.S. and Satow, E.M. (1875), 'A handbook for travellers in central and northern Japan'. Yokohama : Japan Mail Office.


Colonial Office Lists

Foreign Office Lists

Hawaiian Gazette, August 13th 1897, p.4.

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Views of Nyasaland [i.e. Malawi] 1885-86

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3051A
Scope and Contents Collection of albumen prints mounted on thick cards, originally contained in four slip-cases discarded after war damage, but the subdivisions A, B, C and D have been retained in the list. They are captioned in clear handwriting. The photographs include the work of the Church of Scotland Mission, the Free Church of Scotland Mission and the African Lakes Company, as well as many of the prominent Yao, Angoni and Makololo chiefs.Thomas Joseph Last (1847-1933) who undertook an...
Dates: 1885 - 1886
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