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Photograph album of W. Ellerton Fry

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MSS. Afr. t. 55

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


  • 1890


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MSS. Afr. t. 55

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 1920

Biographical / Historical

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

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The album was purchased on behalf of the Bodleian Libraries by the Friends of the Bodleian Library from Clarke's Africana and Rare Books, and accessioned on 15th October 1999.

Related Materials

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
Photograph album of W. Ellerton Fry
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom