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Southern Nigeria photographs 1908-1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043N

Scope and Contents

A collection of prints, each measuring approximately 110 x 55 mm. A number of photographs in the album relate to the Northern Hinterland Expedition and the compiler of the album was clearly connected with the Southern Nigeria Regiment of the West African Frontier Force.


  • Creation: 1908 - 1910


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

In a letter to the Librarian, dated 1974, D.C. Dorward, Centre of West African Studies, Birmingham University, suggests that the photographs were taken by Captain Mair. An extract from this letter is stored with the photographs.


1 file(s) (73 images in 1 file)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The photographs were originally mounted in an album with captions, but this was disbound and discarded due to flood damage in 1980. The prints are generally in fair condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Album presented by Mrs. Vivien Warrington on behalf of Mr. J. Leavey, 1974.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 43.


The purpose of the Northern Hinterland expedition is described in: Haywood, A. and Clarke, F.A.S. (1964), The history of the Royal West African Frontier Force, Aldershot : Gale and Polden.


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


Mair, - , fl 1908-1910, Captain

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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