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Harris, Robert, fl. 1880-1899 (photographer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: fl. 1880 - 1894

Biography

Robert Harris was a commercial photographer active in South Africa. He had a studio at Donkin Street, Port Elizabeth, 1880-1890 (Bensusan 1963, p.236). He exhibited photographs at the Port Elizabeth Exhibition 1885 and the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886. From 1891 to 1894 Harris was in partnership with Thomas McKnaught (Bensusan 1963, p.236). Harris produced a number of photographically illustrated books.

Publications:

Cowan, Charles (1882), 'Southampton to South Africa'. [Contains photographs by Harris]

Harris, R. (c. 1876), 'Photographic views of Port Elizabeth and neighbourhood'.

Harris, R. (188?), 'Photographic album of South African scenery'.

Harris, R. (1888), 'South Africa illustrated'.

Sources:

Bensusan, A.D. (1963), '19th century photographers in South Africa'. 'Africana notes and news'. Volume 15, number 6, pp.219-252.

Found in 105 Collections and/or Records:

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Adderley Street, Cape Town, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/6
Scope and Contents

193 x 125 mm. A view looking south-west along Adderley Street from the corner of the Parade, with hansom cabs lining the street and part of the Standard Bank Buildings (1883) visible at the left of the print.

Dates: 1888
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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Avenue, Bishop's Court, near Cape Town, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/5
Scope and Contents

192 x 126 mm. A view looking along an avenue of fir trees at Bishop's Court, a farm and vineyard between Kirstenbosch and Claremont originally named Bosheuval. Bought by Bishop Gray in 1848, it was planned to use the house for a school and was so employed until 1851 when the Collegiate School moved to Woodlands at Rondebosch.

Dates: 1888
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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Barberton, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/94
Scope and Contents 189 x 127 mm. A view of the town of Barberton, the headquarters of the De Kaap gold fields. The neatly laid out houses and streets are enclosed in the semi-circular ridge of hills from which the photograph is taken. The heyday of gold production in the area was from 1882-1887 and this view was probably taken around the end of this period. 'By the beginning of 1887 it had, indeed, developed into a town of open structure which spread from under the Saddleback to Lomas Ridge, while in the...
Dates: 1888
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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Barberton, De Kaap Gold Fields, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/92
Scope and Contents 189 x 126 mm. A view of the town of Barberton, the headquarters of the De Kaap gold fields. The neatly laid out houses and streets are enclosed in the semi-circular ridge of hills from which the photograph is taken. The heyday of gold production in the area was from 1882-1887 and this view was probably taken around the end of this period: By the beginning of 1887 it had, indeed, developed into a town of open structure which spread from under the Saddleback to Lomas Ridge, while in the...
Dates: 1888
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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Barkly Bridge, Vaal River, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/44
Scope and Contents

190 x 123 mm. A view looking along the Vaal River towards the girder railway bridge near Barkly West, with ponies and traps on board the hand-operated pontoon ferry in the foreground.

Dates: 1888
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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Barrington's Mountain Pass, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/11
Scope and Contents

190 x 126 mm. Showing a wagon and a span of oxen descending a narrow steep mountain road surrounded by dense woodland. This is probably the Homtini Pass on the Upper Road to George the building of which was largely due to the determination of Henry Barrington (1808-1882) a farmer and landowner near Knysna.

Dates: 1888
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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Blauw Krantz [Blaauwkrantz] Bridge, Grahamstown and Kowie Railway, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/28
Scope and Contents

192 x 126 mm. Showing the girder bridge spanning a gorge on the railway line between Grahamstown and Port Alfred.

Dates: 1888
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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Bronker's [Bronkhorst] Spruit, Pretoria and Middleburg Road, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/81
Scope and Contents

192 x 127 mm. Showing Bronkhorst Spruit in the foreground, crossed by the Pretoria - Middleburg Road in the background.

Dates: 1888
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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Buffalo River, East London, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/32
Scope and Contents

190 x 126 mm. A view looking inland along the Buffalo River from the east bank, with the hand-operated pontoon crossing the river in the middle ground.

Dates: 1888
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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Bushbuck hunting, Wycombe Vale, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/45
Scope and Contents

191 x 124 mm. Showing a group of hunters seated in a semicircle on a hillside with the bodies of antelopes arranged in front of them.

Dates: 1888
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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Cape Town, western province, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/1
Scope and Contents 328 x 233 mm. A view from the Signal Hill Station looking in a southerly direction over the western side of Cape Town towards Devil's Peak. At the left of the print are the Houses of Parliament standing next to the central wooded area of the botanical gardens. Roeland Road leads off from the gardens (with the Roman Catholic cathedral at their junction) before petering out on the foothills of Devil's Peak. In the centre foreground St. Martin's Lutheran Church (with spire) and St. Paul's...
Dates: 1888
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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Central Company's Shaft, Kimberley Mine, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/50
Scope and Contents

192 x 126 mm. Showing miners and company employees grouped around the main shaft at the base of the Big Hole.

Dates: 1888
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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Church Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/64
Scope and Contents

191 x 125 mm. A view looking south west along Church Street from its junction with Commercial Road, with St. Peter's Church and the Zulu War memorial in the left foreground.

Dates: 1888
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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Church Street, Pretoria, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/76
Scope and Contents

192 x 125 mm. A view looking along Church Street East, Pretoria, towards Church Square, with two African women in the foreground.

Dates: 1888
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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Conservatory, St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/19
Scope and Contents

192 x 125 mm. Showing the conservatory situated among lawns in St. George's Park.

Dates: 1888
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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Cradock, Eastern Province, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/40
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. A general view of the town of Cradock, situated 120 miles north of Port Elizabeth, with the bridge over the Great Fish River in the foreground.

Dates: 1888
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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Crossing a drift, road to the Umzinto, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu/Natal], 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/71
Scope and Contents

192 x 125 mm. Showing an ox-drawn wagon crossing a drift on a small river on the Umzinto road.

Dates: 1888
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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Crown Street, Barberton, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/99
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. A view looking along the wide unsurfaced street towards the Kaapsche Berg with the Royal Albert Hall (billiards, concerts and restaurant) in the right foreground and the Temperance Hotel at the farther end of the street.

Dates: 1888
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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Cutting sugar cane, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/67
Scope and Contents

193 x 124 mm. Showing labourers loading harvested cane on to a bullock cart.

Dates: 1888
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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De Beer's Diamond Mine, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/57
Scope and Contents

191 x 125 mm. Showing winding gear and mining plant at the edge of the Big Hole, Kimberley.

Dates: 1888
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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Devil's Kantoor, De Kaap, Alluvial Gold Fields, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/91
Scope and Contents

190 x 125 mm. Showing the small settlement and mine workings at Devil's (or Duivel's) Kantoor near Barberton.

Dates: 1888
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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Diamond Market, Kimberley, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/53
Scope and Contents

191 x 123 mm. A view looking along an unidentified street in Kimberley lined with the small single -storey premises of diamond brokers. Most of the owners are standing on the steps outside their offices posing for the photographer.

Dates: 1888
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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Diamond office, Kimberley, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/52
Scope and Contents

191 x 124 mm. Showing a sorter grading diamonds into piles of various sizes onto a long table, with a figure beside him entering details into a ledger.

Dates: 1888
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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Du Toits-Pan Diamond Mine, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/61
Scope and Contents

190 x 124 mm. Showing excavated land, with winding gear on the lip of the hole in the background at the Du Toits Pan Mine in south east Kimberley.

Dates: 1888
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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Dutch Reformed Church, Pretoria, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/77
Scope and Contents

190 x 124 mm. Showing the newly completed Dutch Reformed Church in Church square, with a wagon and a span of oxen drawn up in front of the building. The church, which was inaugurated in January 1885, replaced the one which was burned down in 1882.

Dates: 1888
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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