Photographs of Africa by W.G. Hargrave

Scope and Content

Photograph album, mainly South Africa (ca. 1908-ca. 1914); photograph album, mainly East Africa (ca. 1915-ca. 1917).

Administrative / Biographical History

W.G. Hargrave, a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Engineers and later a 2nd Lieutenant with the RFC (Royal Flying Corps) and RAF (Royal Air Force), served as the official photographer to General Smuts during the East Africa campaign. He was killed in action in May 1918.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Lieutenant Commander E.K. Simcock (nephew) in 1997. Acc No 97/376. See Research Correspondence File.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

East Africa catalogue; Air catalogue

Alternative Form Available

Not Microfilmed.

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