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George Cansdale's collection on the Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana] 1938-1948

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448V

Scope and Contents

Many images of woodland and logging scenes. The original numbering of the images has been followed.


  • Creation: 1938 - 1948

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

George Soper Cansdale (b. 1909) was in the Colonial Forest Service of the Gold Coast from 1934 until 1948, when he returned to England to become Superintendent of the Zoological Society of London and to write numerous zoological books and articles.


97 item(s) (97 images on 1 CD) : cd

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

good condition

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by M D Swaine, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, in February 2006.

Related Materials

See Y30448K for another collection of George Cansdale's photographs on the Gold Coast 1938-1948.


This collection level description was entered by WS using information from an excel spreadsheet compiled by M D Swaine.


Cansdale, George Soper, 1909-1993, zoologist

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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