Albums of photographs donated to the pre-Felton collection by Mais:
Powers (L.) & others: Photographs of Rome etc. {c.1888} SLV [PH]
Powers (L.) & others: Views of Florence {c.1888} SLV [PH]
Skeen & others: Pompei {sic} and Paris {c.1888} SLV [PH]

Mais, a professional engineer, migrated from England in 1850, and subsequently held a number of senior railways and engineering positions in various parts of Australia.

The photographs he donated to Melbourne collection were all collected during a grand tour he undertook in Sri Lanka, Egypt, Italy and France in 1882-83, following the death of his wife. For another album of photographs of sculpture, possibly also donated by Mais, see linked entry on Longworth Powers.


For Mais, see (biography by Sally O’Neill, first published in ADB 5, 1974)