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Construction of the Aswan Dam

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3041B

Scope and Contents

This collection of photographs by D. S. George, F. Fiorillo and G. Lekegian provides an important record of the construction work on the dam, with great detail discernible in some of the larger pictures. In addition there are photographs reflecting aspects of British social life in Egypt (plates 40-60) and the outbreak of war in 1914 (plates 61-67). The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles composed by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets.


  • Creation: 1902 - 1914

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Members of the Williamson family moved from Cyprus to Egypt at the beginning of the twentieth century and their activities there included work on the Aswan Dam.


68 item(s) (68 images)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Major H.M. Williamson.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 14-15.


This collection level description was entered by NE and MJC using the original typescript catalogue.

Includes index.
2002-04-03 17:21:18+00:00
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Repository Details

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