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Photographs of India and Egypt

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302N

Content Description

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:


  • 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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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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