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Shaw collection on Tanganyika [i.e. Tanzania]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469I

Scope and Contents

Collection of loose sepia photographs, all but one measuring 212 x 132 mm. The photographs were formerly the property of, and may have been taken by, John Verrinder Shaw, the brother of Professor Thurstan Shaw, and relate to road construction, probably in Morogoro in the 1940s. Though they do not show the same portion of road, numbers 3-10 all depict the same type of road, made by cutting away part of a slope and levelling a wide enough area for limited traffic. There are no captions.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1949

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

John Verrinder Shaw joined the Tanganyika Administrative Service in June 1934, and retired as Provincial Commissioner, Tanga, in 1960.


10 item(s) (10 images) : photograph

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the Royal Commonwealth Society by Professor Thurstan Shaw in April 1987.


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


Shaw, John Verrinder

Includes index.
2006-08-22 16:21:33+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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