Sir Daniel Morris Collection: West Indian views
Scope and Contents
A collection of loose prints of various sizes. Not all are captioned. Titles composed for the catalogue are enclosed in square brackets. The collection includes photographs by J.F. Coonley (1-13), Adolphe Duperly (15-19), Norton Brothers (32-33), Tempest Anderson (34-35) and others unknown. The geographical areas represented in the photographs break down thus: 1-13, Nassau; 14, Barbados; 15-20, Jamaica; 21, St Lucia; 22-26, Antigua; 27, St Kitts; 28-31, Dominica; 32-34, St Vincent; 35, Hawaii; 36-40, French and Dutch West Indies; 41-53, the Canary Islands and unidentified.
- 1879 - 1913
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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.
1 file(s) (53 images in 1 file)
Language of Materials
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on microfiche: South America/Caribbean, fiche numbers 5-6.
This item level description was entered by MJC and SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.
DateText: The dates are approximate..
Morris, Sir, Daniel, 1844-1933, Knight
- Antigua and Barbuda (nation)
- Antilles françaises (region (general))
- Bahama Islands (island group)
- Bahamas (nation)
- Barbados (nation)
- British West Indies (general region)
- Dominica (nation)
- Europe (continent)
- Greater Antilles (island group)
- Jamaica (nation)
- Lesser Antilles (island group)
- Netherlands (nation)
- Netherlands Antilles (dependent state)
- North and Central America (continent)
- Saint Kitts and Nevis (nation)
- Saint Lucia (nation)
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (nation)
- United States (nation)
- West Indies (archipelago)
- Windward Islands (island group)
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- Language of description
- Script of description
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