Photographs of India and Egypt
A set of 86 glass slides, and a number of blank slides, originally stored in 16 card slide boxes. The content relates to India (people and places), Indian railways, including maps, and Egypt. A number of slides are marked 'Imperial Institute'. The collection has not yet been catalogued. A preliminary box list is available; please contact the repository for details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- undated, [early to mid 20th century]
Biographical / Historical
The collection of slides was assembled by Percy Brooker (1892-1980), manager of Smorthwaites, a chemist in Liphook, Hampshire. Brooker was a pharamacist, optician and photograph developer. It is unclear how the slides came into his possession. Brooker is not known to have visited India or Egypt in his lifetime; it is possible he handled the slides as part of the shop's photograph development service (i.e. for a client) or that he purchased them from a third party.
0.01 cubic metre(s) (2 archive boxes)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Christopher Williamson, grandson of Percy Brooker, in November 2021.
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Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository
Cambridge University Library
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom
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