Cape Town (inhabited place)
Found in 345 Collections and/or Records:
75 x 55 mm (oval). View of the front. Captioned on the photograph, perhaps a professional print.
A view from the hillside behind the house, looking down on Cecil Rhodes' home.
A collection of high quality photographs, measuring 210 x 160 mm, mounted on black album sheets. They are uncaptioned but most have been identified from books on the Cape and on South African architecture; 25-31 are almost certainly Zulus; the remainder are less clearly identified. Photographer unknown.
Now the residence of South Africa's prime ministers.
135 x 90 mm. Photographic postcard, sepia. HHB was in Cape Town in May 1922.
'Groote Schuur' (the great barn), Rondebosch, Cape Town. The residence of the late Mr Cecil Rhodes, 1902
100 x 73 mm. A view from the driveway showing the front façade of Groote Schuur.
80 x 70 mm.
A half length seated studio portrait of Henry Hall (1815-1882) of the Royal Engineers Department wearing uniform. Originally apprenticed to an engineer, Hall entered Government service as a foreman in the Royal Engineer Department in 1839 and was ordered to the Cape in 1842. He left the colony for health reasons in 1852 but returned in 1853 and was promoted Clerk of Works in 1858, finally leaving the Cape in 1860. Hall was a regular contributor to ‘The Cape Monthly Magazine’.
202 x 146 mm. A view from another angle showing the house seen in Y3059A/23 from the garden.
205 x 146 mm. A view from the entrance driveway showing the house seen in Y3059A/23-24.
205 x 147 mm. 29 Sep/65. A view looking along a drive towards a house, probably 'Herschel' but largely obscured by trees.
141 x 70 mm. Showing closely planted fir trees on the Herschel Estate. A note in C.W. Busk's hand adds: 'Had been cut down and left bare when visited in 1914'.
Herschell [sic], the house from the garden, formerly the residence of the astronomer, bought by C.J.B. after his death and slightly altered [C.W.B.], 1866
138 x 66 mm.
A photographic copy of a lithograph showing Prince Alfred Ernest Albert (1844-1900) standing against a background of cliffs. Educated for the Navy, Prince Alfred was commissioned into the ‘Euryalus’ in 1858 and while serving on the ship visited South Africa in 1860. During 1867-1871 he made a world cruise aboard ‘Galatea’ and commanded the Channel Squadron from 1883-1884. He was Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean from 1887-89 and at Devonport from 1890-1893.
A half length studio portrait showing Rivers seated in an armchair. Rivers (1785-1861) entered the home civil service of the East India Company in 1808 and came to the Cape in 1816 as acting Wharfmaster of Table Bay. He served as Landdrost of the Albany District 1821-1825 in which year he was relieved from his post and transferred to Swellendam. He was appointed Treasurer of Cape Colony in 1842 and Paymaster General in 1851.
A half length studio portrait of Rawson seated at a table. Rawson (1812-1899) started his career as a junior clerk in the Board of Trade becoming President 1841-1842. From 1842-1844 he was Chief Secretary in Canada and from 1844-1854 Treasurer and Paymaster in Mauritius. He served in the Cape as Colonial Secretary from 1854-1864 and was Governor of the Bahamas 1864-1869 and of the Windward Islands 1869-1875. Photograph probably by Frederick York.
A half length studio portrait. Porter (1805-1880) was called to the Irish Bar in 1831 and practiced there before becoming Attorney General at the Cape 1839-1866. He was on sick leave 1862-1864. He served on the Legislative Assembly 1869-1872 and left the Cape in the following year.
A half length seated portrait of Sir Richard Southey. For another portrait of Southey see Y305L/21.
75 x 101 mm. A view from Grave Street showing the porticoed façade of the Houses of Parliament.
Showing the classical portico of the Houses of Parliament.
53 x 80 mm
Houses of Parliament and monument to commemorate the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York and Cornwall to Cape Town, 1902
99 x 75 mm. A view of the Parliament buildings, with the commemorative stone marking the visit of the future King George V and Queen Mary to Cape Town in August 1901 visible in the foreground.
193 x 127 mm. Showing the north-east facade of the Houses of Parliament.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.