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Album of family photographs taken in Kenya 1934-1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3046G

Scope and Contents

A small brown album containing photographs measuring 135 x 85 mm, plus four index prints. There are handwritten annotations in the album or on the reverse of the photographs. Subjects include scenes of Treetops (safari lodge) and big game, the Gerra River Nyeri, the wedding of St. John Shaw and Mary Roe, the family's bungalow and garden, Silver Jubilee celebrations at the Nyeri Club in 1935, children thatching with banana leaves, a holiday in Mombasa, views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Free Town, Mombasa, Bamberri Beach, fish traps, drying fish and Fort Jesus.


  • Creation: 1934 - 1936

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47 item(s) (47 images)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in person to the Royal Commonwealth Society Library in Cambridge by Mrs. Jean Graves, 20th June 2002. Mrs Graves acquired the album as part of a job lot from a saleroom. She does not know who took the photographs.


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



Includes index.
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