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Commonwealth engravings

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 343

Scope and Contents

Engravings of people and places throughout the world mounted on loose pages from a scrapbook. The majority of the engravings relate to Africa, particularly South Africa. Many are of charts and maps. The original pictures date from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Most of the prints are undated, but the dates that are given would suggest that the scrapbook was compiled during the second half of the nineteenth century. Original titles and captions have been recorded as found and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.


  • Creation: 1817 - 1866

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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 archive box(es) (1 box) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

A date stamp on the back of one of the engravings indicates that it was received on 3 April 1913. The source of the collection is unknown.


This collection level description was created by RAS.



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Repository Details

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