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Fry, William Ellerton, 1846-1930

Gender: Male
Active Dates: 1846 - 1930
Active Area: Africa (continent)
Malawi (nation)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: None found.
Related Entries: None found.
William Ellerton Fry arrived in South Africa in 1872. He was variously a farmer, trader and prospector. From 1872-1890 he was the Secretary and Computer at the Royal Observatory, Cape Town. He rose in position to Assistant Astronomer Royal. In 1890 he was official photographer, assistant to Selous, intelligence officer and meteorologist in Mashonaland Pioneer Column. He later worked on the Salisbury-Tete telegraph and travelled in Australia and New Zealand.
Sources: Typescript copy of 'Index to Photographers'.

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