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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 106 Collections and/or Records:

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 Item

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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Easter hunt (The Larder), 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/46
Scope and Contents

192 x 126 mm. Showing part of a camp site in a bush, with the bodies of antelopes hanging in a row from a rope strung between two trees.

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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Elands Spruit, road to Barberton, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/90
Scope and Contents

190 x 126 mm. A view looking along the Eland's, with two figures and a horse 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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Elephants' Creek, road from Barberton to Fair View and Eureka City, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/93
Scope and Contents

190 x 127 mm. Showing African travellers on the track at Elephants' Creek.

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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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).
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Ferreira Gold Mining Company, Whitehead's Company in distance, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/86
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. Showing miners at work shifting boulders excavated from the trenches on Ferreira's mine. The Ferreira Gold Mining Company and the Ferreira Deep were named after Colonel Ignatius P. Ferreira (1840-1921) who had laid out Ferreira's Camp in 1886 and was one of the leaders of the early diggers. These two mines were among the most successful on the Wittwatersrand. Whitehead's Mine can just be made out on the horizon.

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).
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Goldfields coach, Royal Hotel, Potchefstroom, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/73
Scope and Contents

191 x 127 mm. Showing the stage coach, drawn by a team of ten horses standing in front of the single-storey Royal Hotel at Potchefstroom. The hotel, which was rebuilt in 1902 was, until the coming of the railway, a stopover for passengers travelling by coach between the diamond and the gold fields.

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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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).
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Government buildings, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State [i.e. Free State], 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/42
Scope and Contents

191 x 124 mm. Showing the old government buildings, a long narrow construction with a central square tower, facing on to (?) Mailtland 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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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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Grahamstown Gold Mining Company, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/87
Scope and Contents

192 x 126 mm. Showing miners at work in the excavated trench of the Grahamstown Gold Mining Company at Johannesburg.

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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Group of coolies, Umzinto [historic title], 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/43
Scope and Contents

190 x 124 mm. A group portrait of South Asian labourers and their families taken at the sugar mining centre of Umzinto.

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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Heidelberg, Transvaal, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/88
Scope and Contents

190 x 124 mm. A general view from a neighbouring hill looking down on the town of Heidelberg, situated on the Biesbok Spruit River thirty miles southeast of Johannesburg. Heidelberg was the capital of the South African Republic during South African War of 1880-1.

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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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).
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Howick Falls, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], height 365 feet, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/72
Scope and Contents

234 x 328 mm. A view looking along the cliff face towards the sheer drop of the falls, situated fifteen miles from Pietermaritzburg on the Umgeni (i.e. Mgeni) 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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Hydraulic Mining, Lydenberg [i.e. Lydenburg] Gold Fields, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/104
Scope and Contents

174 x 125 mm. Showing two prospectors using a powerful water hose to sluice away the top soil on a claim.

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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Johannesburg, Witwatersrand, Transvaal, 1886 - 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/82
Scope and Contents

192 x 125 mm. Showing the city of Johannesburg in its early stages, with single-storey buildings and tents on the Witwatersrand ridge. A photograph probably taken in 1886-7 during the first year of the city's life. Surface gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand in 1884 but it was not officially declared an open mining area until 1886.

Dates: 1886 - 1887
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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Kafir dance, Zulu Land [historic title], 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/37
Scope and Contents

191 x 127 mm. Showing a large group of Zulu warriors gathered for a dance, with a few figures in the foreground holding umbrellas above their 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).
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Kafir woman and child, Cape Colony [historic title], 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/38
Scope and Contents

193 x 127 mm. Showing an African woman, dressed in loose woven cloth and turban, seated on the ground with a young child on her lap.

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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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).
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Kimberley Club, Du Toits Pan Road, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/55
Scope and Contents

190 x 124 mm. Showing the front facade of the club, a two-storey brick building with wide wooden verandahs, facing out on to Du Toits Pan Road. A group of members is gathered around the front entrance. Founded in 1881, the original articles of association contain, among others, the names of Cecil Rhodes and Dr. Jameson, who for some years shared a ramshackle cottage opposite the club.

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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Kimberley Diamond Mine, Griqualand West, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/49
Scope and Contents

191 x 125 mm. A view showing the Big Hole at Kimberley mined to about half its final depth, with machinery at the base and pulleys and winches running down from the lip.

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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Kimberley mine and town, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/51
Scope and Contents

192 x 125 mm. A view looking across the top of the Big Hole towards the town of Kimberley on the farther 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).
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