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General photographs of South Africa, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J

Scope and Contents

Photographs collected by Alfred Hugh Fisher for the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee. They are loose prints, most either with captions on the print or handwritten on the reverse. The captions have been used as titles and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. Captions supplied by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets.
The prints are by:
The Cape Government Railways (1-41);
South African Railways (42-43);
A. Dugmore (75-78);
W.H. Biddulph (79-91);
John R. Cleland (101-108) and T. Lee (109-131).
Other photographs are anonymous and this group is largely devoted to the Cape and the Transvaal with a few prints from Rhodesia [Zimbabwe] (144-155) and Basutoland [Lesotho] (156-159).


  • Creation: 1900 - 1910


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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


.01 cubic metre(s) (170 images in 1 archive box)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Condition of the photographs varies but is generally fair to good.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 165-169.



Date information

The date is approximate

Finding aid date

2002-10-14 14:24:45+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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