# 30364

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[SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Beaumont House, residence of Sir Samuel Davenport. Beaumont, Adelaide, late 1870s.

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Albumen print photograph, 157 x 210 mm, no photographer’s imprint; laid down on its original 19th-century album leaf of thick card, with a fully contemporary inscription in ink beneath the image on the mount: ‘Beaumont – Sir Samuel Davenport’s residence’; a strong print with lovely tones, in very good condition.

For a biography of Sir Samuel Davenport (1818-1906), South Australian parliamentarian and landowner, see the ADB.

‘Beaumont House, occasionally known as Claremont, is an eclectic Romanesque-Classical brick residence located at 631 Glynburn Road in Beaumont, South Australia. Beaumont House was constructed for Augustus Short, the first Anglican bishop of Adelaide and founder of St Peter’s Cathedral. It was constructed on land initially owned by Sir Samuel Davenport, a wealthy Adelaide landlord. Following Short’s move back to England, Davenport purchased the house – the second of five eventual owners. Following three sales between 1907 and 1911, the house was then transferred to the National Trust of South Australia in 1968 and has been listed on the South Australian Heritage Register since 24 July 1980.’ (Wikipedia)