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South Africa, Bechuanaland and Basutoland circa 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305U

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a negatives album, produced by Lennon Ltd., Cape Town, containing 125 x 95 mm negatives and an envelope with six further negatives of the same size. Some are poor photographs but many that are apparently very faint contain a good deal of detail. Seven modern prints have also been made and are listed as Y305U/105-111. The images were taken by Albert Ernest Lamb and the captions are from the list in the front of the album. The captions have been used as titles and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.


  • Creation: 1902


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Biographical / Historical

Little is known of Albert Ernest Lamb. A letter from Mrs H.M. Halse, the donor, states that he 'joined Milner Government in S. Africa in about 1901/2. Lamb previously in 'Imperial Treasury''. However, a careful search of Colonial Office Lists, Staff Lists and other sources has failed to yield any further information.


1 archive box(es) (111 images in 1 box) : negative; photograph

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Poor to fair condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by the Oxford Colonial Records Project in 1971. The negatives had been sent to them by Mrs H.M. Halse, Rhodesia, in 1966.


This collection level description was entered by KS and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Lamb, Albert Ernest, fl 1901

Includes index.
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Language of description
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Repository Details

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