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Photographs of Bushmen, Herero and Ovambo

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3057C

Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints, mostly measuring approximately 55 x 85 mm, with handwritten captions on the reverse. The captions have been used as titles and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of their creation.

The term Bushmen was used to describe a group of Khoisan-speaking hunter-gatherers who lived in the Kalahari Desert.


  • Creation: 1927


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

Oscar Terry Crosby was a traveller and writer. He was the author of Tibet and Turkestan : a journey through old lands and a study of new conditions, New York ; London : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1905. He was a resident of Warrenton, Virginia.


1 file(s) (11 images in 1 file)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 180.


This item level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Crosby, Oscar Terry, 1861-1947, traveller and writer

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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