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Photographs of Bermuda 1908-1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3070A

Scope and Contents

Mounted snapshots of various sizes with handwritten captions (the captions have, in some instances, been abbreviated for this catalogue). Photographs are by Engineer Commander Donald P Green and others. They were taken in the course of one commission on board HMS 'Cornwall', a twin-screw armoured cruiser, at that time serving as a cadet training ship. During the course of 1908 'Cornwall', under the command of Captain (later Admiral) William Hall, (1870-1943), visited Malta, Canada and Bermuda, returning to Devonport in August and then paying another visit to Bermuda, again via Canada. The majority of the pictures are snapshots taken on social occasions including picnics, the marriage of one of the ship's company (with Green as best man), a pageant in Admiralty House Gardens, Bermuda and a weekend visit to Government House, Bermuda.


  • Creation: 1908 - 1909


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1 album(s) (68 images in 1 album)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Photographs are generally in fair condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The album was the personal photograph album of Commander Green and was obtained by the Royal Commonwealth Society from a book dealer.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: South America/Caribbean, fiche numbers 8-9.


This collection level description was entered by PJ using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Green, Donald P, fl 1908-1909, Engineer Commander

Includes index.
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