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Views in Newfoundland, circa 1880-1904, 1880 - 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3061B

Scope and Contents

Contains loose prints, of various sizes but mainly measuring approximately 290 x 135 mm and 200 x 150 mm. All but numbers 31 and 32 are by Holloway, these two are by an unknown photographer.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1904


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Biographical / Historical

Robert E Holloway (1850-1904) was a photographer active in Newfoundland. According to O'Neill (1975, p. 210), Holloway was always an amateur photographer, being employed as Principal of the Methodist College in St. John's all the time he lived in Newfoundland (1872-1904). His daughter Elsie set up a photographic studio in Henry street, St. John's. Although Holloway's photographs were used on two Newfoundland stamps and a Canadian banknote, he does not appear to have managed a studio.


1 file(s) (32 images in 1 file)

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

This file is available on microfiche: Canada, fiche numbers 11-12.


Biographical details in: O'Neill, Paul (1975), 'The oldest city: the story of Newfoundland, Erin, Ont.', Press Porcepic : [distributed by Books Canada Ltd. Y3061B/1, 12, 19-24 and 26 appear in Holloway, Robert E. (1905). 'Through Newfoundland with the camera', St John's : Dicks and Co. The text was completed after his death by his family and it is probable that the plates were reproduced from negatives by his daughter Elsie as they are stamped on the reverse 'The Holloway Studio'.



Date information

DateText: The earlier date assigned to the photographs is very approximate and relies on this quote in Holloway (1905, preface): 'The whole of the views shown are original and are selected from an immense number taken over a period of more than 20 years.'.


Holloway, Robert E, 1850-1904, photographer; Unknown

Finding aid date

2002-10-16 09:49:23+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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