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James Carmichael Smith Sierra Leone Collection I, 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446A

Scope and Contents

A collection of coloured and monochrome postcards (filed with the postcard collection) comprising:

1-20 Coloured views of Freetown. Photographer unknown
21-28 Monochrome views of Freetown. Published by 'V.C.P.', stamped and postmarked January 12 1903.
29-36 Monochrome views (mainly of people of different ethnic origins). Published by 'V. et Cie', stamped and postmarked January 12 1903.
37-44 Monochrome views of Freetown. Published by Paris and Co.
45-57 Monochrome and miscellaneous views of Sierra Leone. Photographer unknown, apart from 55.
58-62 Coloured views of Boma (Belgian Congo). Published by C. Van Cortenbergh, Brussels.
63-65 Monochrome miscellaneous views in Belgian Congo. Various photographers.
66-92 Coloured views of the Canary Islands. Various photographers.


  • Creation: 1903


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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92 item(s) (92 images)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Other Finding Aids

These postcards are housed within the Postcard Collection, box 3.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 57.





Finding aid date

2004-01-08 16:24:19+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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