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Album of family photographs taken in Kenya 1934-1936

 Fonds
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.

Dates

  • 1934 - 1936

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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Extent

47 item(s) (47 images)

Language of Materials

English

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.

General

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

Originator(s)

Unknown

Includes index.
Date
2006-09-19 14:47:58+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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