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[Dominica proclamation of the accession of Edward VII, Saturday, January 26th 1901.], 1901-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011G/112

Scope and Contents

205 x 140 mm. A group photograph, probably taken on the steps of Government House, of the major officials who participated in the procession and proclamation (from the Roseau Court House) of the accession of Edward VII. The event is recorded in some detail in a cutting from the Dominica Guardian of February 6 1901, pasted into volume 2 of Bell's press cuttings. The report lists the officials present but the only figures individually identified in this print are:

Bell, standing at the centre of the group.
(Later Sir) Henry Alfred Alford Nicholls (1851-1926) wearing the C.M.G. and standing to Bell's left. Nicholls came to Dominica as Superintendent of the Yaws Hospital in 1877 and was later a member of the Executive and Legislative Councils; in 1922 he became a member of the Executive Council of the Leeward Islands.
Jarvis, Thomas Leslie Hardtman, third row, extreme left. At this period, clerk and Private Secretary to the Administrator, Jarvis was later Commissioner of the Virgin Islands.
Lelievre, Very Revd. J., in cassock at left of group.
Pinard, Joseph A., holding mace at left of group. As well as being Sergeant-at-Arms, Pinard was Clerk to the Legislature (appointed 1881), interpreter to the Judicial Establishment (app. 1891) and Clerk to the Public Works Department (app. 1891). Photograph by Victor Sully.


  • Creation: 1901-01


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Biographical / Historical

A commercial photographer active in Dominica in the 1900's. No further information is available.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some overall fading and yellowing.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 2430.

Related Materials

For another photograph of Jarvis see Y3011E/62.




Sully, Victor, fl 1901, photographer

Finding aid date

2003-06-09 09:42:43+00:00

Includes index.

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