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Uganda circa 1906-1911, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C

Scope and Contents

Contains prints of various sizes, with handwritten captions beneath the prints. It has a varied collection of excellent photographs illustrating scenery, trade, customs, agriculture and rural life in the young protectorate. The album contains the following list of people who supplied prints for inclusion: H. Batley, L.E. Caine, C.C. Gowdey, C.W. Hattersley, Captain Hutchinson, F.A. Knowles, A. McClure, Alison Russell, J.C.R. Sturrock, F. Spire, A.E. Weatherhead. It does not indicate whether these men, mainly Protectorate officials and missionaries, took the photographs or merely donated them and it is likely that both categories are included in the list. Alfred Lobo, a commercial photographer at Entebbe from circa 1905-1920s is not included, but some of the better quality work is certainly by him (probably 1-17 and 20-23). Certain prints in the album are duplicated elsewhere in the RCS photograph collection with his stamp on the reverse. It has not been determined whether Alfred Lobo the photographer is the same man as the A. Lobo who is recorded as a Uganda Railway employee resident in Nairobi in the 1904 'Handbook for East Africa, Uganda and Zanzibar.' Eleven prints (plates 14, 16, 22, 23, 29, 32-34, 36, 42 and 64) are definitely attributed to Charles William Hattersley (1866-1934). Hattersley, a missionary in Uganda, was a keen amateur photographer and there are probably other examples of his work in the album.


  • Creation: 1906 - 1911


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1 album(s) (155 images in 1 album)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The album is very fragile. The covers are disintegrating.

Existence and Location of Copies

This album is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 67-69.

Related Materials

Other examples of C.W. Hattersley's work are found at Y3045L.


Y3045C/14, 16, 22, 23, 29, 32-34, 36, 42 and 64 appear in Hattersley, C.W. (1906), Uganda by pen and camera and Hattersley, C.W. (1908), The Baganda at home.





Finding aid date

2002-10-15 16:22:27+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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