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

 Person

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

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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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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).
 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).
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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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