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An appreciation of the life of William French (1897-1960) soldier, naturalist and adventurer extraordinaire

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 381
Scope and Contents The collection was compiled by Allan Allison, Carlisle City Museum Assistant (1956-66) and Senior Nature Reserve Warden with Nature Conservancy Scotland (1968-78), who became acquainted with French during the final years of his life. At its heart are ten original letters (approximately 60 pages with photocopied duplicates) written by French to his lifelong friend Ernest Blezard, Curator of Natural History, Carlisle City Museum (1926-1966):1-2 Australia 19253 Solomon Islands...
Dates: 1925 - 2012
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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East Circular Quay, Sydney

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3086T
Scope and Contents 302 x 215 mm. A loose uncaptioned print. A view looking down on the east side of the quay, where three large steamers are moored. Beyond the quay can be seen Government House and the Botanical Gardens, Farm Cove, and the naval deport on Garden Island. The turreted building behind the quay is in the place Fort Macquarie originally stored. The building seen here is actually the tram depot, completed in 1902. On the left-hand corner of the photograph states 'Registered 1903, Melvin...
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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Government Railways of New South Wales rolling stock 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3086D
Scope and Contents An album containing albumen prints, 270 x 220 mm. The volume has a printed title page: 'Photographs of Rolling Stock used on the Government Railways of New South Wales, each description of vehicle being illustrated'. There are no captions. No detailed identification of this volume has been attempted. The following is a summary: 1-35 locomotives; 36-74 passenger coaches; 75 guard's van; 76-80 luggage vans; 82 horse boxes; 83 prison van; 84-94 miscellaneous freight wagons: 88 meat van, 92...
Dates: 1885
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 South Wales, Australia, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3086L
Scope and Contents

A richly bound album containing glossy black and white prints measuring 350 x 274 mm. The printed title page reads 'Presented with the compliments of The Government of New South Wales. C.G. Wade [signed] Premier. Sydney, New South Wales, 1909'. Prints mounted back to back, without borders. All prints captioned, either on the negative or stuck on to the print.

Dates: 1909
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 South Wales Contingent for South Africa, 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3086Q
Scope and Contents A loose black and white print (two more prints missing), showing embarked troops waving to crowds on the dockside. A handwritten note on the back of the print states: 'Departure of A Battery, RAA, S.S. Warregal (for Boer War) left Port Jackson 30 Dec 1899'. The outbreak of the war on 11th October 1899 produced enthusiastic volunteering throughout the Australian colonies. A meeting in Melbourne in September 1899 had determined upon sending a joint contingent to number 2500 men in the event...
Dates: 1899-12-30
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 South Wales. Photographs of Roads and Bridges. W.C. Bennett M. Inst. C.E., Commissioner and Engineer

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3086F
Scope and Contents An album containing mounted prints of various sizes showing views, roads, bridges and engineering construction work on the New South Wales Roads. The title is blocked in gold on the cover. All prints are captioned in neat printing, giving details of locations, and most of the bridges also have their technical dimensions noted, and in some cases the name of the engineer under whose supervision the work was done. The photographer is unknown.Road building in New South Wales in the...
Dates: 1885
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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