Knight, J.H. Photograph Collection

Reference: P DX313Date: 1883-1910Extent: 200 prints

This collection consists of 200 copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from negatives loaned by Farnham Urban District Council (now Farmham Town Council).

John Henry Knight (c.1847-22.9.1917) was a farmer, inventor and motorist in Farnham, Surrey. In 1895 he made the first two-seated petrol driven motor car constructed in England, as well as a steam digger and other machinery. The photographs show Knight’s family, house, farm and inventions, together with scenes in Victorian and Edwardian Farnham and district.

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