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Government House, 1880 - 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3061B/13

Scope and Contents

243 x 196 mm. A view looking between trees and across the front lawn towards Government House, St. John's: 'Government House is a great stone building, ugly but extremely comfortable, rather like an old-fashioned English country house.. We found it a delighful house to live in.. It was built, I believe, by the Royal Engineers and cost an enormous sum of money, but the huge walls, monstrously thick as they are, do not always serve to keep out the damp.'(Williams 1913). The house was built for Sir Thomas Cochrane (Governor of Newfoundland 1825-1834) and first occupied by him in 1828.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1904


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.


A detailed description of the Government House, St John's can be found in: Williams, Ralph (1913), 'How I became a Governor', London: John Murray.




Holloway, Robert E, 1850-1904, photographer

Finding aid date

2002-11-13 11:37:43+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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