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Royal Commonwealth Society

 Organization

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

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Modern Commonwealth photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/MC
Scope and Contents This broad heading has been used to cover a substantial collection of loose prints, dating chiefly from the period 1960-1982, but including a few of earlier date. The majority come from the files of the RCS journal known successfully as ‘United Empire,’ ‘Commonwealth Journal,’ and ‘Commonwealth,’ in which some were published, but there are also items obtained for inclusion in the exhibition ‘Commonwealth in Focus’ in 1982 and these are indicated by CIF and the catalogue number in the...
Dates: 1936 - 1980
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Fonds

Princess Margaret in East Africa, 1956, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/36
Scope and Contents

Ten pieces of typescript correspondence between the R.C.S. and its members in East Africa asking the latter for reports on the visit of Princess Margaret. There is also an edition of 'The month in Tanganyika', 30 October 1956 (7 pages), describing events in that country, and two photographs of Tanganyika and eight photographs of Mauritius relating to the visit.

Dates: 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).