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Photographs of Egypt and the Sudan, 1870s-80s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3042B

Scope and Contents

A collection of albumen prints measuring approximately 210 x 280 mm, captioned either in the negative or in pencil on the reverse. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles composed by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets. The collection contains several duplicates and appears to contain photographs from several sources. Prints 1-10 show architectural and landscape views in Egypt (Cairo, the Pyramids and the Suez Canal), the remainder are commercial ethnographical studies of the peoples of Egypt, the Sudan, Somalia and Abyssinia.

Photographs by Zangaki, Bonfils, Georgiladakis and others.


  • Creation: 1870 - 1889

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 (


34 item(s) (34 images)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Condition varying from good to poor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The majority of the prints were received by the Royal Colonial Institute in 1926.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 17-18.


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



Includes index.
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Repository Details

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