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Views in Cape Town, circa 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305I

Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints, most measuring approximately 100 x 75 mm, with handwritten captions and the signature 'Photo by P.G. Scott' on the reverse. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles supplied by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets. The prints show views of streets and buildings in Cape Town with a number of photographs of exhibits in the South African Museum (22-28) and three prints of Durban and East London (29-31).


  • Creation: 1902


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 (

Biographical / Historical

P.G. Scott was an amateur photographer, active in South Africa circa 1905. He could be Percy Gilbert Scott (1870-1911), a civil engineer and member of the Royal Colonial Institute, who worked in the Public Works Department, mostly in Burma [Myanmar]. Percy Gilbert Scott donated a collection of photographs to the RCI in 1904 (see RCS/Y3029D).


.006 cubic metre(s) (31 images in 1 file)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The prints are generally in good condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by P.G. Scott.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 165.


This item level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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