Dr Ross, Cape Town, 1860 - 1880
Scope and Contents
60 x 87 mm. A carte de visite three quarter length studio portrait of Dr Ross, wearing a white coat and seated astride a chair. This is presumably Dr William Henry Ross (circa 1833-?), who served as District Surgeon, Beaufort West and acting District Surgeon, Wynberg in 1859; in 1860 he was appointed Vaccine Surgeon and Secretary to the Medical Committee, in 1862 Surgeon of Police and Gaol and Health Officer for Table Bay, in 1868 Surgeon to the Lock Hospital and in 1878 Surgeon to the D.E.O.V Rifles. From 1884 until his retirement in 1889 he was Surgeon Superintendent of Robben Island. The backmark reads: 'Mr Barnard, Photographic Artist, Adderley Chambers, Adderley Street', and has the handwritten note: 'No. 9691'.
- 1860 - 1880
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Fair condition, slight fading.
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Barnard, Samuel Baylis, fl 1841-1916, photographer
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