Lot No: 4009

(Africa, Malawi), a collection of 13 photograph albums circa 1920s from the estate of Sir Charles Calvert Bowring (1872-1945), British colonial administrator, mainly in Kenya, later Governor and Commander in Chief of the Nyasaland Protectorate from 1923 to 1929, seven of the photograph albums each with numerous black & white photos of Nyasaland (present day Malawi), including two albums of 96 photos together, individually numbered to mount, with corresponding contemporary manuscript numbered list of images contained therein, and a contemporary typed copy loosely inserted, images include floods on the Lower Shire River; A Stern-wheeler; Port Herald; Chiromo; Zoa Falls, Ruo River, in dry season and during rains (2); various images Mlanje incl. picking tea; Meuri Lyons' tea factory; cricket ground; Cholo incl. Mount Mlanje from Cholo; temporary bridge, Nswadze River; Blantyre incl. Church of Scotland manse and church; Sisal factory; Cotton field, Mwanza; Blantyre-Salisbury Road, Mwanza; Chikwawa incl. Shire highlands from Mitali; numerous Zomba, incl. Tennis courts, Government House; Sir Alan Cobham flying over Zomba; the Lion Rock; Zomba mountain road; views from Zomba mountain; numerous others Zomba, Upper Shire, South Nyasa, Kota Kota, Neheu, Dedza, Lilongwe, Dowa, Fort Manning, Mzimba, etc etc; plus five other albums each with approx 40/50 photos each of similar scenes in Nyasaland, images include topographical and architectural scenes, formal events and parades, cricket, horse riding, African soldiers, farming, priests, Governor's house, motorcars on roads, touring/pic-nics, river crossings, mountain scenes, native tribes, groups of children, cattle, etc, Sir Charles Bowring appears to be in some images; the six other albums appear to depict Bowring and wider family travelling continentally by ship, various places, and in UK and Europe, seaside family photos, wedding photos etc, each with approx 40 photos per album, the albums all contemporary green cloth, mainly with small Army & Navy Photographic Dept. Westminster tickets to rear pastedowns. Provenance: from the estate of Sir Charles Calvert Bowring, and by descent (13)

Sale Price: £2,000.00

Catalogue information

This lot was listed in the Books & Ephemera catalogue.

Location: The Waveney Room
Date: 14th June 2022
Started: 10:00 am
Lots in auction: 272

Online deadline: 14th June 2022, 9:30 am
Contact: Robert Henshilwood
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