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Royal Commonwealth Society


Dates and places

1868: Established as the Colonial Institute 1882: Secured a royal charter to become the Royal Colonial Institute 1928: Name changed to the Royal Empire Society 1958: Current name adopted on the 7 May

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Colonial, Imperial and Commonwealth Conferences photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CC
Scope and Contents Collection of more than one thousand photographs, including negatives and colour transparencies with numerous duplicates, on meetings from the first Colonial Conference of 1887 to contemporary Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings.Origin of the collection:A miscellaneous collection which was built up over the years, with significant acquisitions from the Central Office of Information and elsewhere for use in ‘United Empire’ and its successors. Some images were given by...
Dates: 1887 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (