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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 5 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

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).
 Item

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).
 Item

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).
 Item

Entrance to Pretoria, Middleburg Road, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/80
Scope and Contents

191 x 124 mm. This is presumably the point at which Church Street East crosses the Apies 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).
 Item

Lovers' Walk, Pretoria, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/79
Scope and Contents

191 x 125 mm. Showing a pony trap on a tree-lined path with a stream 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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