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Goepel Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3021C

Scope and Contents

A collection of modern copies of photographs taken by John Goepel. The photographs have been inserted into Goepel's typescript 'Journeys in Arabia' which contains letters to his parents written during his time in Aden, April-November 1939. The typescript is stored at RCMS 67.


  • Creation: 1984


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

John Goepel (b. 1906) attended Christ's College, Cambridge. He served for ten years in the Fiji Administrative Service and wrote a textbook on the Fijian language. In 1939 he was appointed Political Officer in the Aden Protectorate.


1 folder(s) (11 images in 1 folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

All the photographs are in good condition.

Other Finding Aids

A description of the letters in the typescript can be found at RCMS 67.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by John Goepel, March 1986.


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

Date information

DateText: Modern copies of photographs taken circa 1939. The typescript contains an introduction dated 11 February 1984..


Goepel, John, b 1906

Includes index.
2003-09-19 15:36:35+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom