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Asphalt Lakes, Trinidad

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3075D

Scope and Contents

A collection of photographs mounted on card, measuring approximately 205 x 155 mm., with brief typed captions pasted to the mounts. The collection shows stages in the extraction, transportation and refining of pitch from the asphalt lake at La Brea, in the south-west corner of the Island. Raleigh used the pitch from this lake to caulk his ships as early as 1585, declaring it to be the best he had ever used.

Dates

  • 1965

Conditions Governing Access

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).

Extent

17 item(s) (17 images)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: South America/Caribbean, fiche number 25.

General

This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Originator(s)

Unknown

Includes index.
Date
2006-10-11 16:42:33+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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