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Views of Achimota College circa 1945

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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

 Fonds
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).
 Fonds

West African photographs. 1950-60s

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043R
Scope and Contents

A collection of prints, by various photographers, of various sizes and the majority with captions on the reverse. The prints break down geographically thus:

1-60 Nigeria
61-79 Sierra Leone
80-83 The Gambia
84-109 Ghana
110-116 Miscellaneous.





Dates: 1950 - 1969
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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West African Railways

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448W
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs created by the railway engineer Charles Bell Swan. The discovery of gold at Tarkwa during the 1890s provided the stimulus for the establishment of the Gold Coast Government Railway. Sekondi was chosen as the terminal port to support mining operations and construction began there in 1898, reaching Tarkwa in 1901. The line was extended to Kumasi in 1903. Items 1-18 and 44 document the building of the harbour facilities and station at Sekondi, and the European and...
Dates: 1902 - 1912
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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Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Central Office of Information 3
Cansdale, George Soper, 1909 2
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Smyly, Sir (Philip Crampton, 1866-1953, Knight and colonial administrator) 2