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Kenneth Robinson collection on Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304G
Scope and Contents A collection of 14 loose prints (with 1 duplicate) created during visits to Africa by Dr K.E. Robinson between 1952 and 1962. Y304G1/-11 are photographs by the Uganda Public Relations Photographic Department, 220 x 115 mm. They were taken during a visit to Buganda in October 1952 by the Governor of Uganda Sir Andrew Cohen (1909-1968). Other people identified in the photographs include Lady Helen Cohen (nee Donington), John Pryor Birch, Resident of Buganda, and Private Secretary to the...
Dates: 1952 - 1962
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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Marjorie Barnard Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 363
Scope and Contents

Papers and photographs related to Barnard's life and work in Nigeria and subsequent travels in Africa.

Dates: 1930 - 1979
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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Newscuttings on Africa and South East Asia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 323
Scope and Contents

The principal part of the collection is a set of thirteen scrapbooks of newscuttings relating to East Africa, particularly Kenya and Tanganyika. The rest of the collection consists of a volume of cuttings relating to post-war trading opportunities in Nigeria and three scrapbooks concerning rubber and mining in South East Asia.

Dates: 1914 - 1953
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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No. 218 Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana] Bomber Squadron

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448M
Scope and Contents This photograph shows a visit paid to the Squadron at R.A.F. Chedburgh by Sir Alan Burns, Governor of the Gold Coast, and Lady Burns.Sir John Shuckburgh writes:'Mention should be made to this place of the number of Bomber or Fighter Squadrons of the R.A.F. which bore Colonial names. These included Ceylon, Gold Coast and Hong Kong Squadrons, as well as others named after Malta, Jamaica, Uganda and Kenya. All such Squadrons were regular units in the R.A.F. which had either been...
Dates: 1945-07
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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Panorama of Accra, circa 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448A
Scope and Contents

A collection of uncaptioned loose prints, each measuring approximately 290 x 200 mm. Joined together the prints form a panoramic view of about 180 degrees. The viewpoint of the photographer is from an unidentified building between the High Street and the sea a few hundred yards east of Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral. Photographer unknown, but see print 5.

Dates: 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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Penelope 'Pepe' Roberts: papers on Ghana

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 383
Content Description

Field notebooks, notes, draft and published articles, and audio-visual material relating for the most part to Roberts's research on education in Ghana. Together with a series of photographs and slides documenting aspects of life in Sefwi Wiawso and Roberts's time in Ghana and Nigeria.

Dates: 1961 - 2009
Conditions Governing Access: Researchers wishing to consult this collection will be required to complete a data release form. Part of one file (RCMS 383/2/5) is closed to researchers under data protection legislation. For further information, please contact rcs@lib.cam.ac.uk.
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Peter Canham albums of the Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448O-R
Scope and Contents A collection of albums relating to Canham's career in the Gold Coast. Like his papers, it is a partial collection.Y30448O is an album of snapshots of his early days in the Colony.Y30448P includes some photographs relating to his career and also some cuttings and other historical items.Y30448Q is chiefly of official photographs of the period of Sir Alan Burns' Governorship, 1941-47.Y30448R is of the last stages to Independence and of Governors Creasy (1948-49) and...
Dates: 1938 - 1970
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 Ghana and Nigeria

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448G
Scope and Contents A collection of prints and negatives chiefly taken by Frank E. Joselin while on the staff of Achimota College, Ghana, between Jan. 1930 and Nov. 1947. This material falls into five groups: aerial views of Achimota taken in Jan.1931, later views including some taken from the tower, scenes following the Accra earthquake of 23 June 1939, the visit of the Asantehene in 1946, and portraits of the college’s first principal Rev. Alexander Garden Fraser and Assistant Vice Principal J.E.K. Aggrey. ...
Dates: 1930 - 1961
Conditions Governing Access: Y30448G/60, 86-114 and 118-19 are missing.
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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
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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Sir Alan Burns Collection of Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana] photographs, 1940s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448D
Scope and Contents A collection of loose prints measuring approximately 195 x 160 mm, with brief captions supplied by Sir Alan Burns. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. The collection relates to Sir Alan's period as Governor of the Gold Coast.Sir Alan Cuthbert Burns (1887-1980) was the son of James Burns, Treasurer of St Christopher-Nevis and himself served in the Leeward Islands Colonial Civil Service from 1905-12 and in the Nigeria Civil Service 1912-24; from...
Dates: 1940 - 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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Sir Harold Smedley Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389
Scope and Contents

Diaries, official papers, correspondence and photographs

Dates: 1950 - 2000
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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Sir Henry Hesketh Bell Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36
Scope and Contents

Diaries, notebooks, letters, scrapbooks and publications. Titles and captions, including the names of institutions, have been recorded as found and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.

Dates: 1889 - 1948
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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Smyly Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana] Collection, 1911-1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448L
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs in an album, plus loose photographs and postcards. The photographs have been arranged in four groups; the album, loose prints, miscellaneous postcards, and British Empire Exhibition postcards. Unless otherwise indicated, the captions not in brackets were supplied by Miss Grace Smyly. The captions may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.Plates 1-33...
Dates: 1911 - 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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Smyly Sierra Leone and Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana] Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446M
Scope and Contents

A collection including a black album, containing 29 photographs and with eight blank sides, and loose prints and negatives, relating to the career of Sir Crampton Smyly. There are typed captions which have been used as the basis of catalogue entries. As well as photographs of the visit to Sierra Leone of the Duke of Connaught on 15 December 1910, there are numerous photographs of events of 1929, the year in which Sir Crampton Smyly retired.

Dates: 1910 - 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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Sydney Tyers album

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K
Scope and Contents A disbound album containing prints of various sizes, with captions beneath the prints. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. Of the prints, 61 relate to the overseas service of Lieutenant Colonel Tyers, the remainder being photographs of English and continental scenes. The photographer for the vast majority of the prints is unknown.The photographs are arranged in haphazard sequence but the movements of the Boadicea have...
Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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'The face in the mirror': autobiography of John Morley

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 44
Scope and Contents

The autobiography of John Morley, written during the 1970s, 122 pages.

Dates: 1970 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The thesis may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the permission of the author.
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'The golden stool': a novel

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 135
Scope and Contents

A novel giving a version of the Ashanti Campaign of 1900, 512 pages. The work was left unfinished at the author's death, but was completed by his widow, Mrs Helen Victoria Montagu Hall. There are inserted illustrations, including some from 'The great drama of Kumasi', and photographs supplied by the Basel Mission, including one of Hall.

Dates: 1950
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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The Kibi murder trial

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 138
Scope and Contents An undated, typescript account, with manuscript annotations, of a murder trial in the Supreme Court of the Gold Coast, November 1944, as recorded in the notes of Mr Justice Mustafa Fuad, edited by Madge Field, 230 pages. The eight defenders were found guilty of the murder of Akyia Mensah, who disappeared after the funeral rites of Paramount Chief Omanhene Nana Sir Ofori Ata of Akyem Abuakwa. This was alleged to be a case of ritual sacrifice. There is a glossary, notes on the historical...
Dates: 1944
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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The Weston Collection: Nursing in West Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043TT-VV
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs, slides, negatives and watercolours. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of their creation. Y3043TT and Y3043UU have been listed in detail by Erica Ryan with minor amendments by D.H. Simpson. Y3043VV has not been listed in detail. Miss Weston had spent a number of years in Northern Nigeria and Ghana with Miss Gladys M. Pearce Simmonds...
Dates: 1950 - 1966
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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Thirty years ago by Philip Tengely

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043LL
Scope and Contents

Unpublished reminiscences of Tengely's service in West Africa, 134 pages, illustrated with original photographs, presumably by the author.

Dates: 1939
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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'Thirty years ago': reminiscences by Philip Tengely

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 143
Scope and Contents

Unpublished typescript and manuscript reminiscences of Tengely's service in West Africa, 134 pages, with 12 inserted photographs. The account describes Accra, Elmina, Abbeokuta, Ibadan, Sierra Leone and Benin, with particular reference to African traditions, ceremonies and beliefs. There is an accompanying letter from the author to the Royal African Society, 22 June 1939, and the Society's acknowledgement, 26 June 1939.

Dates: 1939
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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Under many flags: my pilgrimage

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 15
Scope and Contents

An account of a journey undertook in 1953-1954 to Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Manila, North Borneo, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and the U.S.A. The volumes are undated, but the last entry in the epilogue is dated 1957.

Dates: 1957
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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Views of Achimota College circa 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448H
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs taken by the Ministry of Information West African Photographic Service, giving a comprehensive record of the varied aspects of the College's work. These pictures have been extensively reproduced in books and articles. As Dr. R.W. Stopford is shown as Principal, a post he held from 1941 to 1945, they must date from this period. The Library has three different groups of photographs drawn from this series, two of which form this collection:(A) 55, 260 x...
Dates: 1945
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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Volta River project: Tema Harbour, Preliminary Works

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448T
Scope and Contents

A collection of prints, measuring 115 x 100 mm, reprinted from original negatives (measuring 3½ x 2½ inches). The originals were taken by Mr. F.L. Simpson when he was handling the Tema Harbour Schedule at the Ministry of Communications and Works as an Assistant Secretary (Administrative Officer). Simpson provided the identifications and notes.

Dates: 1953 - 1954
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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