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Kerr, Walter Montagu, 1852 - 1888 (Acting Chief Engineer)


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Portrait of Walter Montagu Kerr

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052K
Scope and Contents A woodburytype print measuring 103 x 166 mm. mounted as the frontispiece to Walter Montagu Kerr, 'The Far Interior' (2 vols. London 1886). The half length studio portrait shows Kerr in an open necked shirt and a bush hat standing in front of a backdrop of vegetation.Kerr (1852-1888), an explorer of central Africa in Livingstone's footsteps started life as an engineer, working for a period on the old Tay Bridge. In 1873 he went to California in an engineering capacity, eventually...
Dates: 1886
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