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Sir Daniel Morris Collection: Views in Jamaica

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073D

Scope and Contents

An album containing prints, most measuring approximately 240 x 180 mm, the majority captioned in Morris' hand. The captions have been recorded as found and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. Photographer(s) unknown.


  • Creation: 1879 - 1886


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Biographical / Historical

Sir Daniel Morris was born in Glamorgan on 26 May 1844. He took 1st Class Honours in Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Dublin and was appointed Assistant Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Ceylon in 1877. Two years later he was appointed Director of the Botanic Department in Jamaica where he remained until his appointment as Assistant Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew in 1886. In 1898 he became Imperial Commissioner, West Indian Agricultural Department, and ten years later was made Scientific Advisor in Tropical Agriculture to the Colonial Office, a post he held until 1913. Even when not working in the Caribbean, he visited it on various scientific missions and his substantial output of books and articles on agricultural matters is chiefly concerned with the Caribbean. He became a Vice-President of the Royal Horticultural Society and of the Royal Empire Society and died on 9 February 1933.


81 item(s) (81 images)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

the album is damaged, but the photographs themselves are generally in good condition unless specified otherwise.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: South America/Caribbean, fiche number 17-18.


This item level description was entered by NE and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Morris, Sir, Daniel, 1844-1933, Knight

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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