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A.B. Brewster photograph album

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3091I
Scope and Contents

200 x 150 mm. modern copies of original prints.

Dates: 2006
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A.C. Barnes collection on East Africa, Nigeria, and Fiji, 1914-1933

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468CC
Scope and Contents Collection of photographs on 64 album sheets with 24 loose prints. 225 relate to British East Africa (Kenya), German East Africa (Tanganyika) and Uganda, 55 to Nigeria, 4 to the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley, 16 to Zanzibar and 35 to Fiji (including some duplicates).The album sheets appear to have come from five albums, as follows:A Light brown, 230 x 275 mm. (Plates 1-56 on nine sheets)B Dark grey, 220 x 268 mm. (Plates 57-134 on nineteen sheets)C Dark brown,...
Dates: 1914 - 1933
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Commonwealth in Focus Slides

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011GGG
Scope and Contents Collection of 35mm colour slides of countries of the Commonwealth. When the 'Commonwealth in Focus' exhibition was being prepared it was felt that the strong emphasis on the historical aspect, and the fact that the only section on the contemporary Commonwealth dealt with broad issues and organisations rather than individual countries, made some additional material on contemporary developments desirable. Accordingly it was decided to have a continuous slide projection of contemporary...
Dates: 1982
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Commonwealth Royal Tour, 1953-1954

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 320
Scope and Contents

The principal part of the collection is a set of programmes and guides prepared for the different legs of the Royal Tour. These are supplemented by related correspondence and papers compiled by the Royal Empire Society and others. The collection is in English with the exception of one item in English and Arabic.

Dates: 1953 - 1954
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Commonwealth Universities

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 401
Dates: 1949 - 1997
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).
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Fiji Photographs (Allardyce Collection)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3091F
Scope and Contents

Two photographs inserted in the scrapbook of Sir William Allardyce (held at RCMS 35), photographers unknown. His scrapbooks total thirteen volumes; but these are the only photographs stuck in them. They are in album 6, page 54 and album 2, page 75.

Dates: 1884 - 1901
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Fisher photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher
Scope and Contents Collection of 29 albums consisting of approximately 3864 photographs taken or collected by A.H. Fisher for the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee 1907-1910. The numbering of the collection is problematic and details are provided for each separate album. Photographers: Some of the names which appear are:Hutchins: donor of some photographs of India, but not otherwise identifiedFirebrace: donor of some photographs of India, but not otherwise identifiedRighi: ...
Dates: 1900 - 1910
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).
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Genealogies and histories of Fiji tribes

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 314
Scope and Contents

'Genealogies and histories of the Matanitu or tribal governments of Central Vitu Levu (Great Fiji)', 141 pages. The volume contains notes on the genealogies of Fiji's peoples, translated by Brewster from written and oral sources, and a strip of photographs of four generations of the Royal Line of Mbau.

Dates: 1930
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Inter-University Council Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011WW
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs (various dates, sizes and photographers) and slides with a few leaflets, a file of correspondence, and some title cards as described below. The collection appears to have been assembled chiefly for publicity purposes and there is a file of correspondence requesting photographic and other material. Some of the photographs are mounted on cards for display, but the majority are loose prints stored in folders. There are also a few albums. The main subjects are the...
Dates: 1946 - 1986
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Irvine Kempt Nicol Postcard Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089EE
Dates: 1920 - 1929
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).
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King Thakombau's war clubs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 313
Scope and Contents The album, 10½'' x 12'' (c. 1930), contains four pages of text describing how, on his arrival in England, Brewster tried to discover what had become of the war club of King Thakombau (Cakobau), located among the historical treasures at Windsor Castle. He paraphrases the 'long typewritten disquisition' of 'a native gentleman of Mbau' on 'The legend of King Thakombau's clubs'. The text is preceded by four inserted photographs, taken 1871-1883, of King Thakombau (2), his war club and the...
Dates: 1871 - 1930
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).
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Modern Commonwealth photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/MC
Scope and Contents This broad heading has been used to cover a substantial collection of loose prints, dating chiefly from the period 1960-1982, but including a few of earlier date. The majority come from the files of the RCS journal known successfully as ‘United Empire,’ ‘Commonwealth Journal,’ and ‘Commonwealth,’ in which some were published, but there are also items obtained for inclusion in the exhibition ‘Commonwealth in Focus’ in 1982 and these are indicated by CIF and the catalogue number in the...
Dates: 1936 - 1980
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).
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New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089D
Scope and Contents An album containing mounted prints, most measuring approximately 200 x 140 mm, depicting the landscape and people of New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa. All the prints except for ten are signed and captioned by Burton Brothers. The ten unsigned photographs, mainly of Maori warriors, are the work of American Photo Company, Auckland (Y3089/53-54) and Pulman Studio, Auckland (Y3089D/58-65). The album breaks down into geographical locations thus:65 prints of New Zealand10 prints of...
Dates: 1884 - 1885
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Papers of A.B. Brewster

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 355
Scope and Contents

A diary, a scrapbook and a printed book.

Dates: 1870 - 1903
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).
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Papers on trees and woods

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 7
Scope and Contents

Tables, articles and other material regarding trees and woods in Ceylon, Fiji and New Zealand, and in general.

Dates: 1888-03-29 - 1925-06-10
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).
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Photographs of Fiji

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3091E
Scope and Contents A collection of loose photographs, most mounted on card and measuring approximately 220 x 165 mm. By various photographers on behalf of official government agencies and commercial organisations (mainly the Public Relations office, Suva and BOAC). Many of the Public Relations Office photographs are personally credited to Rob Wright. The pictures have detailed typewritten captions either on the mount or attached to the reverse of the print. They give a fairly comprehensive depiction of...
Dates: 1950 - 1965
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).
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Photographs of New Zealand, Montenegro, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Norway, Samoa and Fiji

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089FF
Scope and Contents The compiler and provenance of this photograph album are unknown. It captures a diverse range of subjects and places. Captions have been reproduced as they appear in the album. The majority of photographs relate to New Zealand and most are the work of Arthur James Isles (1870-1943), probably the son of the Oamaru photographer James Isles. Arthur Isles established a studio at Thames in the early 1890s and later settled in Rotorua. He exhibited at the Christchurch International Exhibition of...
Dates: 1890 - 1920
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Polynesian School, Levuka, Fiji

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3091B
Scope and Contents A collection of five prints mounted on card and measuring approximately 205 x 155 mm. They are accompanied by a paper-cutting from a Fijian newspaper which contains a letter from William Floyd explaining the origins and progress of the Polynesian School. Dated May 5 1888, it recounts how Floyd was approached the previous year by several Solomon Islanders who asked him to form a school. This he did in one of his empty cottages, and by the time this letter was written over fifty youths were...
Dates: 1888
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).
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Progress in the Colonies, 1940s-1950s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011R
Scope and Contents A collection of prints produced by the Central Office of Information. The prints measure approximately 165 x 115 mm and have typewritten captions pasted onto the reverse. A sheet of paper with the prints gives the title: 'Progress in the Colonies. Rejected photographs'. This selection appears to be part of a larger series of prints -the captions are often numbered and frequently make references to 'Feature Sets'. The photographs illustrate post-war developments in agriculture,...
Dates: 1940 - 1959
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Queen Elizabeth II in Fiji

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3091D
Scope and Contents 115 x 89 mm. Taken during the Queen's tour of the Pacific. There is a handwritten caption on the reverse explaining the occasion:‘H.M. the Queen standing, reading her speech in reply to the Colony’s Loyal Address. Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna, having presented this to her is now seated on a bench along L.H. side wall with throne to be decorated at the investiture to follow. A table carrying the decorations will be seen slightly to L. of H.M., and in front of Sir Ronald...
Dates: 1953-12-18
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Sir Lala Sukuna

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3091H
Scope and Contents

200 x 250 mm. Head and shoulders portrait. The image is stamped on the reverse with the date '5 Aug 1958' and also 'Public Relations Office, Fiji Official photograph.'

Dates: 1938 - 1958
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Tour of the South Seas

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309C
Scope and Contents An album containing mounted photographs of various sizes showing scenes in Australia, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. The collection of amateur photographs is by members of the tour and professional work mainly by Burton Bros. of Dunedin (but see a note on the photography below). The most interesting and historically important photographs are those showing scenes from, and participants in, the Samoan Civil War of 1899. There is also a good portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson, and pictures of...
Dates: 1899
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Transport in Fiji

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3091G
Scope and Contents Collection of photographs illustrating a typescript thesis 'Transport in Fiji' by W.A.T Bowles submitted to the Institute of Transport in November 1969. The prints vary in size from 175 x 125 to 195 x 245 mm. Numbers 6, 9, 20-21, 23-25, 28-43, 46, 49-50 are by W.A.T. Bowles; numbers 2 & 3 by Nitin Lal, Fiji Visitors Bureau; numbers 4-5, 7-, 10, 12-13, 18-19, 45, 47-48, 52-55 by Rob Wright, Public Relations Office; number 26 by the Public Relations Officer; 14-15 and probably 16 by...
Dates: 1969
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Views in Fiji

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3091A
Scope and Contents An album containing mounted albumen prints, most measuring approximately 230 x 175 mm., and mostly captioned in pencil. Photographs are probably by the firm of Besse & Black. The album cover is stamped 'H.R.' beneath the title and it is suggested by Dr. E.M. Stephenson that this refers to Hugh Hall Ragg, engineer, boiler maker, general smith and government contractor in Fiji at this time.Besse & Black: it seems likely that the photographs were selected individually from...
Dates: 1885
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