This first batch of photographs from an album belonging to Edmund Allenby provides a revealing insight into the personal life of an Army officer in the 1890s - showing life in Africa, military encampments, the natural environment and indigenous peoples, travels including St Helena including Napoleon's grave and other sites.Ā 

Date

[1880-1890]

Specific Place(s)

South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, Table mountain, St Helena, Madeira, Durban, South Africa, Gates of St John, South Africa

Relevant people

Allenby, Edmund (1861-1936)

Specific keywords

wedding, smoking, politics, mountain, landscape, harbour, boat, ship, church, architecture, astronomy, animal, horse, baboon, tourism, fortification, grave/cemetery, river, railway, bridge, beach, tree, terrain, camp, officer, uniform, artillery, gun, ceremonial, waterfall

Archive reference

Allenby 5/2

Related Archive catalogue

ALLENBY, FM Edmund (Henry Hynman), 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo (1861-1936) 

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