Photographs by Harrison Brown (1893-1977), a freelance journalist, writing for The Evening Standard, The New Chronicle, The New Statesman, and the Fortnightly Review between the World Wars. He also worked as a broadcaster for the BBC. Harrison moved to Hornby Island, British Columbia in 1937.
Harrison's widow, Hilary Brown, has donated over 600 of her husband's photographs, taken during an extensive trip through Scandinavia, the USSR, Japan, Korea, and China made in 1936-37. Also included are three photographic field notebooks, two diaries, an unedited manuscript "Trail of a Freelance", and other materials including biographical notes regarding Harrison Brown.