Fonds BC800 - W. ELLERTON FRY COLLECTION

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ZA UCT BC800

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W. ELLERTON FRY COLLECTION

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  • 1890-1979 (Creation)

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11 items

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(1846-1930)

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W Ellerton Fry, was born in Somerset in 1846 and he emigrated to South Africa in 1872. He dug for diamonds at Kimberley; was a prospector, farmer and trader; became Secretary and Computer of the Royal Observatory, Cape Town; and Lieutenant-Intelligence Officer of the British South Africa Company's Expeditionary Force, documenting this journey in writing, photograph and diagram. In Murray, he includes a hand-drawn map of the route taken from Macloutsie River to Fort Salisbury between June - September, 1890. He died in Mowbray, Cape in June 1930.

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Donor: Mrs RA Fry

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  • Shelf: 72b