Walter Burton Harris
1866 August 29 - 1933 April 4
United Kingdom

The writer Walter Burton Harris (29 August 1866 – 4 April 1933) was a correspondent for the UK newspaper The Times. He moved to Tangier, Morocco at the age of 19 where he was a successful writer, writing both for the newspaper and several successful books including The Land of the African Sultan: Travels in Morocco (1887), A Journey through the Yemen (1893), Tafilet: The Narrative of a Journey of Exploration in the Atlas Mountains and the Oases of the North-West Sahara (1895), The Morocco That Was (1921), and East Again; the Narrative of a Journey in the Near, Middle and Far East (1933).

He constructed a sumptuous villa in Tangier and is buried in the cemetery of St. Andrews Church.

Portrait of Walter Burton Harris, oil on canvas-board 35.5 x 25.4 cm. Signed: TO/WALTER B HARRIS FROM/J Lavery Fez 3 July circa 1907

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