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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

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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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).
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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).
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Little Hell, Elandsberg, road to Barberton, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/89
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. Showing a trap drawn by a team of horses on the Barberton Road.

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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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).
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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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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).
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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).
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Moodies from Union Company's Battery, showing Pioneer United Company, Barberton in distance, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/98
Scope and Contents

192 x 127 mm. A view looking out over the mine workings on the hillside with the Union Company's stamp battery in the foreground. Barberton, to the east, can just be made out in the distance beyond the spur at the right 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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Morning market, Johannesburg, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/83
Scope and Contents

193 x 125 mm. Showing wagons and long spans of oxen in the open market square 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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Morning market, Kimberley, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/59
Scope and Contents

328 x 233 mm. A view looking down from the upper storey of a building on to the busy scene in the market place below. Long spans of oxen drawing wagons loaded with timber and other produce stand in the foreground while an auction of some kind appears to be taking place in the market square itself. The far side of the square is lined with commercial premises with the buildings of the town 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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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).
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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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Pilgrims Rest, Lydenberg [Lydenburg] Gold Fields, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/103
Scope and Contents

175 x 125 mm. Showing a section of the mining town of Pilgrim's Rest.

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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Potchefstroom, Transvaal Republic, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/75
Scope and Contents

191 x 127 mm. A view looking along an unidentified street in Potchefstroom, with the Royal Hotel in the left 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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Public buildings, Queenstown, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/33
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. A view looking along Cathcart Street towards the Town Hall, completed in the early 1880's. Clocks were not placed in position in the clocktower until 1897, in celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

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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Queen's Hotel, Kimberley, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/54
Scope and Contents

190 x 123 mm. Showing the ornate facade of the Queen's Hotel, a brick building with an elaborate wrought ironwork verandah. On the gables, fashioned after Dutch Cape Colonial style, the legend '1881 Queen's Hotel' is carved in relief on inset panels. A group of men pose on the step, with a carriage and a team of horses in the roadway.

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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Republic Gold Mining Company, De Kaap, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/95
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. Showing a group of African and European miners posed near mine workings on a steep hillside.

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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Republic Gold Mining Company's Battery, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/96
Scope and Contents

191 x 124 mm. A head-on view of the four-stamp battery.

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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Sheba Hill, showing Oriental Company, Brays' Golden Quarry and Eureka City in the distance, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/97
Scope and Contents

192 x 127 mm. Showing the mine workings of the various companies on the steep slope of Sheba Hill.

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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Sheba Reef, Bray's Golden Quarry, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/101
Scope and Contents

127 x 192 mm. Showing mine workings on the steep hillside of the Sheba Reef.

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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Sheba Reef Oriental Company, De Kaap, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/102
Scope and Contents

124 x 192 mm. Showing mine workings on the steep hillside of the Sheba Reef.

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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Type
Archival Object 105
Collection 1
 
Subject
Africa (continent) 105
South Africa (nation) 104
Eastern Cape, Province of (province) 26
Northern Cape, Province of (province) 13
Western Cape, Province of the (province) 13

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