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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.
Photograph album of views taken by Fry on the Mashonaland expedition, 1890. Includes pictures showing the ruins of Great Zimbabwe.
The album was purchased on behalf of the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House by the Friends of the Bodleian Library from Clarke's Africana and Rare Books, and accessioned on 15th October 1999.Access Conditions
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The National Archives of Zimbabwe holds 12 copies of the album, entitledOccupation of Mashonaland: Views by W. Ellerton Fry.Publication Note
Occupation of Mashonaland, Photographs by W. Ellerton Fry (s.l., Books of Zimbabwe, 1982), a reprint of the photographs listed in related material
Fry | W. Ellerton | fl 1890 | Lieutenant
Zimbabwe | Description and travel | Views
Zimbabwe | History | 19th century
Great Zimbabwe (Extinct city)
Zimbabwe | Native races
British South Africa Company