T.B.R. Westgate Collection on German East Africa
Scope and Contents
A collection of loose prints, lantern slides and glass negatives. The prints mostly relate to Westgate’s earlier work, but there are a few from the 1930s, including nos. 426-454 of visits to South Africa and African islands, all processed in February 1936. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of their creation. Many of the lantern slides and glass negatives are uncaptioned and undated.
- 1899 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access
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Biographical / Historical
Thomas Buchanan Reginald Westgate was a Canadian missionary who joined the Church Missionary Society in German East Africa in 1902. During World War I he was imprisoned by the Germans and after his release returned to Canada. He revisited East Africa in the 1930s.
3 archive box(es) (454 images in 3 boxes)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was given through the Royal African Society by Mrs Peggy Brimson Tucker, on behalf of the Westgate family, April 1982.
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 122-124.
This item level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
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Westgate, Thomas Buchanan Reginald, fl 1899-1936, missionary
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