Fonds 10 - F.E.R. Wollaston fonds

Sandy W. Lake Albert, Uganda, Westshore Bakonjo, Uganda, [?] building A gramophone[?] entertainment Il barbiere [The barber] Above the Ka[__?] rapids, upper Congo Congo River rapids Tree about 300 ft. Congo Camp at Bujangolo[?], 12,500 ft. Lady, Congo Acacias and park like country at 3000 ft. - Lake Ruisamba Watching the o[__?]er, Congo Tanganyika N.W. Waterbuck, Cobus [sic] defassa, shot at Kaginga, Lake Albert Edward, 13.x.06 by A[__?] Congo near Kibombo, just outside the forest Chained prisoners [road making?], Kasongo Upper Mimika [River bank] [Local man] Upper Mimika [Local man] Upper Mimika [Local man with headdress and piercings] Upper Mimika
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F.E.R. Wollaston fonds

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10

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  • ca. 1920 (Creation)
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    Wollaston, F.E.R
  • ca. 1915-1919 (Creation)
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    A.F.R. Wollaston

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64 photographs : b&w prints. -

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(1875-1930)

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Alexander Frederick Richmond Wollaston (1875-1930) was a doctor, naturalist, explorer, and member of the Royal Geographical Society in London. A.F.R. Wollaston went on numerous expeditions between 1905-1925, including trips to Uganda, the Congo, Dutch New Guinea, and Mt. Everest. A.F.R. Wollaston was killed on June 3, 1930 at King’s College in Cambridge, England.

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([ca.18-?] - 1953)

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According to his obituary (from the Vernon News, February 19 1953), Francis Edward Richmond Wollasten was an English immigrant who arrived in the Okanagan in the 1890’s. He started work at the Coldstream Ranch in Vernon, B.C. in 1914, and held the position of manager of the Ranch from 1918 until 1939. He passed away in Victoria B.C. in 1953.

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The photographs were given to MoA around 1985 by Judy Gosselin, who was then Administrator of the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives.

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The fonds consists of photographs likely taken by A.F.R. Wollaston in Uganda, the Congo, New Guinea, and Fiji. Also included are the envelope in which the photos were posted, and a note from M (Marjorie Halpin) to Audrey (Shane? Hawthorn?) regarding the donation of the photos to MoA.

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