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Thompson collection on Northern Rhodesia/Zambia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30521C

Scope and Contents

Collection of black and white photographs arranged under broad headings in approximate chronological order within each heading, the majority of which were captioned by R.S. Thompson at the time of donation. The captions, used as titles and recorded in the notes, may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. Captions supplied by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets. The photographs marked 'O' are official photographs, it is probable that most of the others are by Thompson.


  • Creation: 1947 - 1968

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

Reginald Sigston Thompson was born in 1920, and served in the Northern Rhodesian/ Zambian Provincial Administration from 1947-1968.


66 item(s) (66 images) : photograph

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition unless otherwise stated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to The Royal Commonwealth Society by Reginald Sigston Thompson in December 1982.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 147-148.


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


Thompson, Reginald Sigston, b 1920

Includes index.
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Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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