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Volume XXV : South Africa, 1910-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 25

Scope and Contents

Though the album is inserted here to avoid a gap in the numbering, it is not part of the Fisher Collection as such. It is however an album of the same type as those containing Fisher's own photographs and is labelled on the spine 'VIC South Africa Lectures IV, V, VI'. It appears to be a record album of the lantern slides used to accompany the Visual Instruction Committee lectures. From the captions it originally contained illustrations for the three lectures mentioned: Lecture IV: Karoo and Veld - numbers 2-22; 24-36; 38-45 and 47-63; Lecture V: Transvaal - numbers 2-12, 14-64; Lecture VI: Bechuanaland and Southern Rhodesia [all missing] - numbers 2-24 and 26-63. These were in fact all the actual photographs, the missing numbers were for maps. However, of the original total of 182 photographs, only 78 remain and these are listed without mention of the missing items. The photographs are all 110 x 80 mm but the actual picture occupies only 72 x 45 mm. Presumably there are other volmes preserving a record of the lantern slides to accompany the lectures but this is the only one known to survive.


  • Creation: 1910-01


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1 album(s) (84 images in 1 boxed album)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Fisher did not visit South Africa and the photographs were gathered from various sources.

Existence and Location of Copies

This album is available on microfiche: General Collections, fiche number 112.


The images in this group were used to accompany Sargent, A.J. (1914), South Africa : seven lectures, London, Liverpool : George Philip and Son.




Great Britain. Colonial Office. Visual Instruction Committee

Finding aid date

2002-08-12 16:58:14+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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