O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'

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The following is the entry for Robert Harris in William O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'.

HARRIS. (Commander, 1841.)

Robert Harris is brother of the late Sir Wm. Cornwallis Harris, a Major in the E.I.Co.’s Engineers (known in the literary world as the author of ‘The Wild Sports of Southern Africa,’ ‘Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa,’ and ‘The Highlands of Ethiopia’), who received the honour of Knighthood for his diplomatic services at the Court of Shoa, in Abyssinia. Commander Harris was for five years and eight months Gunnery-Lieutenant of the Melville. He has been employed since 1 March, 1848, as Second-Captain in the Ganges 84, Capt. Henry Smith, on particular service.

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