Captain James Cook Memorial, Kealakeakua Bay, Hawaii, circa 1890
Scope and Contents
A collection of three glass plate negatives measuring 215 x 165 mm, briefly captioned and signed by the photographer, S.H. Davis. Modern prints have been made from the negatives.
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Biographical / Historical
S.H. Davis was possibly an amateur photographer.
.01 cubic metre(s) (1 archival box and 1 envelope containing 6 images) : glass negative / photographs
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Included in the collection is a letter from Sir Benjamin Stone, written from the House of Commons and dated March 8 1906, which thanks the addressee, a Mr H.N. Fincham, for the photographs and suggests donating the negatives to the Royal Colonial Institute. The prints he writes, will be placed 'in my collection with much satisfaction, and pleasure' (a reference to the National Photographic Records Association, a body which Stone instituted and of which he was President).
This item level description was entered by KS and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Davis, S H, fl 1890
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