Sir H. Barkly, Governor, Cape Town, 1870 - 1880
Scope and Contents
56 x 92 mm. A carte de visite half length, three quarters profile studio portrait of Sir Henry Barkly (1815-1898). Barkly's early years were spent as a sugar broker in his father's business, but with the slump in trade after the abolition of slavery, he decided on a career in politics and entered Parliament as the member for Leominster in 1845. The remainder of his career was spent in a succession of Colonial governorships: British Guiana 1848-53; Jamaica 1853-56; Victoria (Australia) 1856-63; Mauritius 1863-70; and Cape Colony 1870-77. The backmark reads: 'Under the patronage of H.M. The Queen. H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh R.N. H.E. The Governor and Co. The Capetown Photographic Gallery, S.B. Barnard, Adderley Street, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope. The negative is kept. Further copies can be ordered by this number' (no number is given).
- 1870 - 1880
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Fair condition, some fading along edges.
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Barnard, Samuel Baylis, fl 1841-1916, photographer
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