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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 13 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

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).
 Item

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).
 Item

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).
 Item

Government Avenue, Cape Town, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/3
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. A view looking along the oaklined avenue in the Botanical Gardens with part of the government buildings 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).
 Item

Houses of Parliament, Cape Town, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/7
Scope and Contents

193 x 127 mm. Showing the north-east facade of the Houses of Parliament.

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

Keiman's Gat, Knysna District, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/10
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. Showing the waterfall and narrow river gorge on the Keerom River near George.

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

Knysna Lakes, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/9
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. Showing one of the lakes near Knysna, surrounded by cliffs and hills.

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

Knysna, Western Province, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/8
Scope and Contents

192 x 127 mm. A general view looking over the houses of Kynsna towards the lagoon and the sea beyond Kynsna Heads.

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

Little Paradise, Wynberg, near Cape Town, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/4
Scope and Contents

193 x 127 mm. A view looking along a tree-lined road at Wynberg near Cape Town, with Devil's Peak 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

Meiring's Poort, Western Province, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/12
Scope and Contents

188 x 126 mm. A view looking along the track leading into the rocky pass through the Swartberg Mountains, with a few figures 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

Simon's Town [i.e. Simonstad], Naval Station, Cape of Good Hope, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/13
Scope and Contents

184 x 127 mm. A view looking northwards along the waterfront at Simonstown towards the west dockyard, with a steamer in dock on the slipway and the mast house (with small square tower) beyond. On a slight rise behind the town is the Wesleyan Chapel.

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

Table Mountain and Lion's Head, Cape Town, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/2
Scope and Contents

192 x 126 mm. A view from north of Cape Town looking westwards towards Table Mountain and the Lion's Head, with the western outskirts of the town 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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Knysna (inhabited place) 3
George (inhabited place) 1
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