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Ravenscroft, Thomas Daniel (photographer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1851 - 1948

Biography

Thomas Daniel (T.D.) Ravenscroft had a studio at Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa. According to the Ravenscroft family website (www.ravenscroft.za.net) he started taking photographs in the late 1800s. During the first decade of the 20th century he was commissioned by the Cape Government to take photographs of all towns in Southern Africa, including Rhodesia. He later opened a photographic studio in Riebeek Street, Malmesbury, producing postcards. In the 1930s he moved to Hermanuspieterusfontein (now called Hermanus) where he opened a studio. He died there in 1948.

Sources:

Bensusan, A.D. (1963), '19th century photographers in South Africa'. 'Africana notes and news'. Volume 15, number 6, pp.219-252.

Rollo Ravenscroft to RCS librarian, email dated 13 June 2007, confirming that TD Ravenscroft was his great grand father, the photographer, Thomas Daniel Ravenscroft of Rondebosch.

RolloRavencroft's Photostream on Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/ravenscroftza/ (accessed on 10 April 2013) Ravenscroft family website: www.ravenscroft.za.net (accessed 10 April 2013)

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Cape Town, section 2 of panoramic view , 1900 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/86
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of loose coloured (80-88) and monochrome (89-98) postcards of Cape Province, by J.G.B, Spes Bona Series (80-83), T.D. Ravenscroft (84-87), Valentine and Sons (88-90), W.E. Courteney, East London (91), Stewart and Schaefer, Cape Town (92-94), unknown (95-98). Nos. 89-91 are original photographs.

Dates: 1900 - 1929
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, section 3 of panoramic view , 1900 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/87
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of loose coloured (80-88) and monochrome (89-98) postcards of Cape Province, by J.G.B, Spes Bona Series (80-83), T.D. Ravenscroft (84-87), Valentine and Sons (88-90), W.E. Courteney, East London (91), Stewart and Schaefer, Cape Town (92-94), unknown (95-98). Nos. 89-91 are original photographs.

Dates: 1900 - 1929
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

Docks [Cape Town], 1890 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305G/2
Scope and Contents

207 x 152 mm. A view looking down on to the Alfred Basin and Outer Harbour Docks at the northern end of Table Bay, with steamers and sailing vessels moored at the wharves. Photograph of T.D. Ravenscroft of Rondebosch.

Dates: 1890 - 1900
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

Donkey cart on country track, 1900 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549E/4
Scope and Contents

207 x 155 mm. view of a European man in formal dress standing beside a cart, which is halted upon a dirt road bordered by scrubland. Two donkeys are harnessed to the cart upon which a young African boy is sitting.

Dates: 1900 - 1909
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

Kalk Bay, the Point [i.e. Kaappunt]. Simon's Town [i.e. Simonstad] in the distance, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059S/4
Scope and Contents

205 x 154 mm. A view looking south from Kalk Bay (in False Bay) towards Simon's Town and Cape Point on the horizon.

Dates: 1900
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

Mochudi Kaffir Town [historic title], 1900 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549E/1
Scope and Contents

207 x 133 mm. view of the town from a promontory.

Dates: 1900 - 1909
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

Mochudi Kaffir Town [historic title], 1900 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549E/2
Scope and Contents

207 x 133 mm. view of the town taken from above, but from much closer than Y30549E/2. The photograph is numbered 217.

Dates: 1900 - 1909
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

Native Hut at Mochudi, 1900 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549E/3
Scope and Contents

207 x 133 mm. view of an African woman and children in front of a hatched clay hut. The photograph is numbered 219.

Dates: 1900 - 1909
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).
 Fonds

Photographs of Mochudi

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549E
Scope and Contents Three photographs of the town, now part of Botswana, and one perhaps taken in its environs, by the South African photographer Thomas Daniel (T.D.) Ravenscroft. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of their creation.Ravenscroft began working as a photographer in the late 1880s and established a studio at Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa. All four photographs are...
Dates: 1900 - 1909
Conditions Governing Access: 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

Sea Promenade, Cape Town, 1900 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/85
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of loose coloured (80-88) and monochrome (89-98) postcards of Cape Province, by J.G.B, Spes Bona Series (80-83), T.D. Ravenscroft (84-87), Valentine and Sons (88-90), W.E. Courteney, East London (91), Stewart and Schaefer, Cape Town (92-94), unknown (95-98). Nos. 89-91 are original photographs.

Dates: 1900 - 1929
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

Silver leaf trees, Lion's Head, 1900 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/84
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of loose coloured (80-88) and monochrome (89-98) postcards of Cape Province, by J.G.B, Spes Bona Series (80-83), T.D. Ravenscroft (84-87), Valentine and Sons (88-90), W.E. Courteney, East London (91), Stewart and Schaefer, Cape Town (92-94), unknown (95-98). Nos. 89-91 are original photographs.

Dates: 1900 - 1929
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).

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Object 10
Collection 1
 
Subject
South Africa (nation) 6
Western Cape, Province of the (province) 6
Cape Town (inhabited place) 5
Botswana (nation) 4
Kgatleng (district (national)) 4

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