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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

 
Professional, India
10th Company, Royal Engineers. Harrold was in charge of the Royal Engineers photographic section (10th Company), in the Abyssinian Campaign of 1867-8, during which 15,200 photographic prints of plans and maps were made during the advance on Magdala. He also produced a series of landscapes and portraits during the campaign; employed as a photographer in the Surveyor-Generalís Department of the Survey of India, Calcutta, from Mar 1873 until his retirement on 24.5.1898; he assisted James Waterhouse (qv) in the taking of a series of 100 photographs of the transit of Venus from Roorkee in 1874.
 
[Markham, A memoir of Indian surveys; General report on the operations of the Survey of India, 1873-98.]
 
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