Photograph album of W. Ellerton Fry

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Afr. t. 55
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 album containing 154 photographs

Scope and Content

Photograph album of views taken by Fry on the Mashonaland expedition, 1890.Includes pictures showing the ruins of Great Zimbabwe.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lieutenant W. Ellerton Fry was intelligence officer and photographer of the BritishSouth Africa Company's expedition into Mashonaland, 1890, having previously held the post of Secretary and Computer of the Royal Observatory, Cape Town.

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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

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Related Material

The National Archives of Zimbabwe holds 12 copies of the album, entitledOccupation of Mashonaland: Views by W. Ellerton Fry.


Occupation of Mashonaland, Photographs by W. Ellerton Fry (s.l., Books of Zimbabwe, 1982), a reprint of the photographs listed in related material