Skip to main content

Halifax Memorial Tower Lions

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3064B

Scope and Contents

Framed, hand coloured photographs each 275 x 190 mm in frames 380 x 290 mm.

In April 1912, Sir Sandford Fleming, who had given the ground on which the tower was built, suggested that the Royal Colonial Institute might contribute two lions to flank the base of the tower. This proposal was approved by the Institute's Council on 18 June and subscriptions were invited. Two bronze lions, each 10 feet in length, were designed on the general model of those at the base of Nelson's column by Mr. P. Bentham under the supervision of Mr. A. Bruce-Joy, and cast by Ercole J Parlanti at the Alessandro Parlanti bronze foundry. They were presented in 1913.


  • Creation: 1913

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 (


.01 cubic metre(s) (1 archival box containing 3 framed images) : photograph

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, save that Y3064B/3 is unglazed.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented in 1948.

Related Materials

For an account of the Halifax Memorial Tower see Y3064A.


For further details see the RCS Archives and: United Empire: journal of the Royal Colonial Institute (1912), III, pp. 747-8, and (1913), IV, p. 308.


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

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..



Includes index.
2003-12-10 14:08:51+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom