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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 6 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

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

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

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).
 Item

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).
 Item

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).
 Item

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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