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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 26 Collections and/or Records:

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 Item

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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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).
 Item

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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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).
 Item

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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East London, Buffalo River, Eastern Province, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/30
Scope and Contents

191 x 127 mm. A view from the east bank of the Buffalo River looking towards the sea where work is in progress on the restraining walls and south breakwater. The crane 'Hercules', which arrived in East London in 1875, can be seen at the end of the breakwater. Railway lines run to the newly built wooden wharves 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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Gamtoos River, St. Francis [Saint Francis] Bay, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/26
Scope and Contents

192 x 127 mm. A view looking along the Gamtoos River, with picnickers on the bank in the foreground beside a moored sailing dingy. The Gamtoos enters the sea at Saint Francis Bay.

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).
 Item

Graaff Reinet, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/41
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. A view looking across the central part of Graaf-Reinet with the third Dutch Reformed Church in the middle of the photograph.

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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Grahamstown, Eastern Province, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/27
Scope and Contents

192 x 124 mm. A general view of Grahamstown with the spire of St. George's Cathedral prominent on the skyline 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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King William's Town, Eastern Province, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/31
Scope and Contents

190 x 124 mm. A general view from a neighbouring hill looking over King William's Town on the Buffalo River.

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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Main Street, Port Elizabeth, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/16
Scope and Contents

190 x 124 mm. A view looking along Main Street, lined with commercial premises and with oxcarts standing along its length, towards Market Square and the Town Hall.

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).
 Item

Ostrich Camp, Baviaan's River, Bedford District, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/35
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. Showing a group of ostriches in a field near Bedford with a farmer standing to one side.

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).
 Item

Ostrich farm, near Graaff Reinet, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/36
Scope and Contents

190 x 125 mm. Showing a large group of ostriches and a herdsman on horseback.

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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Palmerston Hotel, Port Elizabeth, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/20
Scope and Contents

192 x 125 mm. Showing the Palmerston Hotel standing on the corner of Jetty Street in central Port Elizabeth. Beneath the hotel's name is a legend reading 'Established 1839'.

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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Port Alfred, Kowie River, Eastern Province, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/29
Scope and Contents

192 x 128 mm. A general view looking down on to the mouth of the Kowie River at Port Alfred with the man-made lagoon 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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Port Elizabeth, from the Jetty, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/18
Scope and Contents

174 x 113 mm. A view looking back towards the town from the pier, with the lighthouse and the Grey Institute visible on the summit of the hill beyond.

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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Somerset East, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/39
Scope and Contents

192 x 125 mm. A view looking along the tree-lined main street of Somerset East, with pedestrians in the roadway and a hill towering over the town 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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The Port Elizabeth Club, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/21
Scope and Contents

192 x 125 mm. A view looking across a lawn and flowerbed towards the substantial stone built club premises.

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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The Shipping, Algoa Bay [i.e. Algoabaai], 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/14
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. Showing shipping moored off Port Elizabeth being tossed about in rough seas. It seems probable that this photograph has been inadvertently reversed.

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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Town Hall, Port Elizabeth, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/17
Scope and Contents

190 x 126 mm. A view looking across Market Square towards the Town Hall (completed in 1862), a solid stone building with a central clock tower. With a horse tram and hansom cabs in the square 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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Uitenhage, Eastern Province, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/24
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. A general view of the town of Uitenhage, situated on the Zwartkops River about twenty miles from Port Elizabeth.

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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Valley of Desolation, near Graaff-Reinet, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/48
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. A view looking out over the eroded rock formations to the valley beyond.

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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Valley of Desolation, near Graaff Reinet, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/22
Scope and Contents

330 x 235 mm. A view looking out over the eroded rock formations to the valley beyond.

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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Westerly Gale, Algoa Bay [i.e. Algoabaai], 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/15
Scope and Contents

190 x 126 mm. Showing surf breaking on the beach at Port Elizabeth, with part of the pier visible at the left of the print and shipping at anchor in the bay beyond. It seems probable that this photograph has been inadvertently reversed.

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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Zuurberg Pass, old waggon road to the north, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/34
Scope and Contents

193 x 125 mm. Showing a pony trap ascending the old wagon road, with dense forest covering the hillside behind.

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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  • Subject: Eastern Cape, Province of (province) X

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Subject
Port Elizabeth (inhabited place) 6
Buffalo (river) 3
Algoabaai (bay) 2
East London (inhabited place) 2
Graaff-Reinet (inhabited place) 2

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