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A.R.H. Mann Collection, 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468N

Scope and Contents

Collection of negatives, contact prints and enlargements. Mann travelled from London, which he left on 20 June 1935, via Egypt to the Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Belgian Congo, French Equatorial Africa and the Cameroons to South Africa, arriving in Johannesburg on 31 October.

1-516 are enlargements of Mann's photographs and 517-575 are photographic postcards, chiefly of the Sudan. In addition there is a box containing the original negatives 45 x 45 mm with contact prints, but these have not been compared with the enlargements and are not listed. Mr Mann comments that the photographs of special interest are those of the Dinka dance in the Sudan, rarely performed even in 1935 (73-99) and the Pigmy dance at Lolwa in the Belgian Congo (397-402). The locations of the photographs are:

1-8 Egypt
9-166 Sudan
167-198 Uganda
199-251 Ascent and descent of Mount Kenya
252-270 Kenya
271-340 Uganda
341-345 Ruanda-Urundi
346-419 Belgian Congo
420-469 French Equatorial Africa and Cameroons
470-491 Belgian Congo
492-493 Sudan
494-503 Bechuanaland
504-516 South Africa
517-573 Sudan postcards
574 Zulu women (postcard)
575 Basuto women (postcard)


  • Creation: 1935


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

No further information is available.


5 archive box(es) (575 images in 5 boxes)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair to good condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by A.R.H. Mann in December 1967.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 95-99.

Related Materials

This journey is recorded in a diary in four duplicate books at RCMS 116.


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


Mann, A R H, fl 1935

Includes index.
2004-01-05 11:46:59+00:00
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Repository Details

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