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Buchanan-Smith North Borneo [i.e. Sabah] photographs 1903-09

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3034A

Scope and Contents

Album of prints, measuring 95 x 70 mm, presumably taken by Walter Buchanan-Smith during his service as a cadet under the British North Borneo Company. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of their creation.


  • Creation: 1903 - 1909


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1 album(s) (48 images in 1 album)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition unless specified otherwise.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: South East Asia, number 12.

Related Materials

Buchanan-Smith's collection of photographs on Nigeria can be found at Y3043U-Y.


Buchanan-Smith's photographs and papers are listed in: Simpson, Donald H. ed. (1975), 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society', London: Mansell, pp.47-48. A survey of Buchanan-Smith's North Borneo letters can be found in: Simpson, D (ed.) (1972), 'A cadet in North Borneo 1903', The Royal Commonwealth Society, Library Notes, New Series no. 183, p.1-5.


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

Date information

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Includes index.
2004-07-22 09:29:06+00:00
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