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Travel sketches -- South Africa

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Graphite drawings and watercolor sketches of miscellaneous subjects, chiefly landscapes in South Africa., 1848?

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [39002106196117], Folder: 4
Call Number: MSS 11, Series III
Scope and Contents: Inscribed: "R.P. Norris." A piece of paper has been pasted onto the inside cover, with a note in ink reading, "Robert Provo Norris/Killed in Action 1851/ (Kaffir War)." Many of the sketches are dated 1848, which suggests that most of the content dates to this year.Multiple sketches appear within the volume, including watercolor landscapes and graphite portraits. Norris depicts "Simon's Town, from the North Battery" in a particularly striking graphite landscape. He sketches a map (in...
Dates: 1848?

Robert Provo Norris Collection

Call Number: MSS 11
Overview: The collection comprises personal diaries, watercolors, and drawings by Robert Provo Norris, most of which were created while he was a soldier stationed on the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa during the Frontier ("Kaffir") Wars of the 1840s and 1850s.
Dates: 1846-1854