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Simpson, Donald Herbert, 1920 - 2002 (Librarian of the Royal Commonwealth Society)

 Person

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

 File

'A Universal Britain: the Royal Colonial Institute and the foundation of the Imperial Institute', 1987

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ARCS/12/2
Scope and Contents

This is the full script of a talk given by Simpson on 16 Jan. 1987 for a Royal Society of Arts symposium commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. It is fuller than the version printed in the 'Journal of the 'Royal Society of Arts'.

Dates: 1987
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).
 Series

Correspondence, 1962 - 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 161/3
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mostly typescript, between A.T. Matson and D.H. Simpson, R.C.S. Librarian, with a few other letters.

Dates: 1962 - 1974
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).
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Correspondence, 1956 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 217/4
Scope and Contents

Correspondence (circa 24 pages) between Maxwell, Donald Simpson, and the South African Broadcasting Corporation regarding the broadcast of a talk on William Napier's journal.

Dates: 1956 - 1967
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).
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Correspondence with D.H. Simpson, 1980-11-08 - 1981-01-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 166/4
Scope and Contents

Letters concerning Jane Bell's donation of photographs to the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Dates: 1980-11-08 - 1981-01-15
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).
 Sub-Fonds

Diary and letters of Ernest Gedge, 1965 - 1981

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/37
Scope and Contents

Copies of correspondence and diary entries relating mainly to Gedge's time in Africa, with secondary material regarding Gedge and this collection.

Dates: 1965 - 1981
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).
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Dictionary of East African biography, 1950 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 126/12
Scope and Contents

Research notes assembled by Gray during the compilation of the biography and correspondence with the RCS Librarian Donald Simpson.

Dates: 1950 - 1970
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).
 Item

Dowlish Wake Church from the road, 1968-08-25

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30/4/1
Scope and Contents

90 x 90 mm. Showing the fifteenth century tower, retained when the church was rebuilt.

Dates: 1968-08-25
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).
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East end of the exterior of the church, 1968-08-25

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30/4/2
Scope and Contents

90 x 90 mm. Showing Speke graves and the Manor Farm once occupied by the Hannings.

Dates: 1968-08-25
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).
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Gates of Jordans, 1968-08-25

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30/4/5
Scope and Contents

90 x 90 mm. The Speke residence near by on Ilminster Ashill Road. The house has been demolished.

Dates: 1968-08-25
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).
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Letters, 1901 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 178/1
Scope and Contents

Letters from Arnold Paice to his mother, father and sister Muriel Paice, and his correspondence with the Royal Commonwealth Society regarding their donation.

Dates: 1901 - 1963
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).
 Item

Memorial window of J.H. Speke, 1969-08-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30/4/3
Scope and Contents 90 x 90 mm. Consisting of a massive black marble sarcophagus, with a cross of bronze inlaid in the top and a band of bronze with the inscription: 'Sacred to the memory of John Hanning second son of William and Georgina Speke who dies September 15th 1864 aged 37 years'. Behind it an arch has been recessed in the church wall in the centre of which is a trophy in relief consisting of a gun, a sword and a sextant and the motto: 'A nilo praeclarus.' At the top of the monument is a bust of the...
Dates: 1969-08-31
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).
 Sub-Fonds

Papers on the Speke family, 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30
Scope and Contents

Papers and photographs compiled by Donald Simpson concerning the Speke family. The material is accompanied by 'Royal Commonwealth Society library notes', no. 154 (October 1969), which contains 'An explorer's memorials', an article concerning the collection.

Dates: 1968
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).
 Sub-Fonds

Rider Haggard's imperialism, 1973 - 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/36
Scope and Contents

The main part of the collection is comprised of writing by Peter Pierce on Rider Haggard and Pierce's correspondence with the Royal Commonwealth Society. These papers are supplemented by material on Haggard compiled by Donald Simpson, R.C.S. Librarian, and his correspondence with Kent Fedorowich, a research student working in a related area of study.

Dates: 1973 - 1983
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).
 Sub-Series

Royal Commonwealth Society, 1946 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 150/9/10
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with D.H. Simpson, the Royal Empire Society and the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Dates: 1946 - 1971
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).
 Series

Speke family photographs 1969, 1968 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30/4
Scope and Contents Collection of five coloured photographs of places associated with the Speke family of Somerset, taken by Donald Simpson.The Speke family were lords of the manor of the Somerset village of Dowlish Wake from the 15th century until early in the twentieth. William Speke (1798-1887) married Georgina Elizabeth Hanning, whose family once occupied Manor Farm, close to Dowlish Wake Church. Their second son John Hanning Speke (1827-1864) was the discoverer of the source of the Nile. After...
Dates: 1968 - 1969
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).
 Item

Stained glass window, 1969-08-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30/4/4
Scope and Contents

90 x 90 mm. Another memorial is in the form of a stained glass window by O'Conner of London representing the finding of Moses. Below this are four bearded figures each holding a text. The significance of these is not clear; they are 'Unto us a child is born: There is hope in their end: Can these bones live: The ancient of days did sit.' The base of the window is inscribed: 'In memory of John Hanning Speke OBT Sept. 15th, 1864 AET 37, presented by his uncle John Lee Lee.'

Dates: 1969-08-31
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).
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The History of Commonwealth House, 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ARCS/19/4
Scope and Contents

This is a draft history prepared in 1990 by Donald Simpson to supplement 'The Royal Empire Society: the story of its home' (London, 1957).

Dates: 1990
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).
 Sub-Fonds

The portraiture of Tasman, 1893 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 278/18
Scope and Contents A typescript 'survey of alleged likenesses of the navigator and discoverer in the Royal Commonwealth Society and elsewhere 1965', 17 pages and 4 attached photographs and portraits. The paper is concerned chiefly with the full-length portrait of Tasman in the R.C.S. and the family group in the National Library of Australia. It is accompanied by related correspondence, 1893-1976; eighteen loose photographs of Tasman and members of his family; and a few notes and press cuttings. There is...
Dates: 1893 - 1976
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).
 Sub-Fonds

Visitors' book of Alice Hobley, 1987 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/46
Scope and Contents A photocopy of Alice Hobley's visitors' book from her time in East Africa, containing 38 pages of signatures and an inserted letter from Lord Kitchener to C.W. Hobley. Most of the signatures date from 1906-1919, but there are three from 1922-1923. There are accompanying manuscript and typescript notes made by A.T. Matson and T.H.R. Cashmore in 1987, regarding the identification of the names in the book (7 pages), and a manuscript letter to D.H. Simpson from Cashmore, 21 September 1987 (3...
Dates: 1987 - 1992
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).

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