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Loose prints and postcards, 1895 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446L/B

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

A collection of 56 photographs in an album, 16 loose photographs and 11 postcards. The Sierra Leone photographs cover the years from the early 1890s to 1911, including scenes, buildings, and events, as well as some more personal items. Not all are captioned and some of the pencil captions are almost illegible. The assistance of Dr Christopher Fyfe in some identifications, and in background material on Smyly, Hindle, and other aspects of the catalogue, is gratefully acknowledged. 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. Smyly's period in Sierra Leone overlapped with that of James Carmichael Smith, Postmaster-General from 1900 to 1911.


  • Creation: 1895 - 1911


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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27 item(s) (27 images)

Language of Materials



NE and MJC.

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate.

Finding aid date

2012-04-26 09:37:48+00:00

Repository Details

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