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View of Jamestown, Saint Helena, 1870s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482A

Scope and Contents

An albumen print, mounted on card, measuring 206 x 138 mm, captioned 'St Helena' on the mount. The view looks down from the steep hillside at the summit on which the barracks were built, and shows the buildings lining Main Street which leads into the Grand Parade. At the edge of the Parade is St James' Church, with the Castle on the further side. The Esplanade, with the Harbour beyond, is at the left of the print.


  • Creation: 1870 - 1879

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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.


1 item(s) (1 item)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

In good condition apart from slight fading.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 129.


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

Date information

DateText: 1870s..



Includes index.
2003-03-12 11:18:42+00:00
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