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Views of scenery in the West Indies

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of 12 halftone prints and two sheets of paper, which both have handwritten inscriptions in ink. The photographer was W.M.H. Ward & Co. Although there are 14 captions listed on one of the accompanying sheets of paper, only 12 prints are present. Images corresponding to captions 1, 3, and 7 are absent. There are 11 unique images, with two prints for the image which corresponds to caption 6.

The collection’s creator is unknown, but this set of prints corresponds to illustrations used in the fourth edition of Charles Washington Eves' book 'The West Indies' (London: S. Low, Marston, & Co., 1897), published under the auspices of the Royal Colonial Institute. The first edition was published in 1889. At a glance, the 4th edition includes more illustrations than the first. It also has a list of illustrations immediately following the table of contents, which is not the case in the first edition. The Cambridge University Library holds a copy of each of the first and fourth editions, should researchers wish to learn more about the publications and the illustrative context in which these images were used.


  • Creation: 1897

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 (


12 item(s) (12 images) : photograph

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

overall very good condition with minor dirt marks, small creases or tears on some items


This item level description was created by AG and MJC.

Date information

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2019-12-09 14:13:10+00:00
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