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Central Office of Information photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/COI
Scope and Contents The collection comprises twenty-three boxes of photographs and thirty boxes plus one file of negatives. The majority of photographs are of Heads of Government, meetings and other conferences held in the U.K; conferences leading to constitutional progress and, in most cases, independence, of individual countries; visitors from overseas including those training in the U.K; and organisations, exhibitions etc., in the U.K. relating to the Commonwealth. Most were taken by COI...
Dates: 1948 - 1987
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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Christy collection of photographs on Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A
Scope and Contents Contains loose photographs relating to various of Christy's travels; some photographs are his own and some are by professional photographers. Subjects include: scenes on the Nile including pyramids; railway views in Kenya; rubber trees and cultivation in Nigeria, Uganda and the Cameroons; scenes in the Congo including sufferers of sleeping sickness and ethnic groups of Central Africa of shorter than average height described as Pygmies; scenes in India; scenes from travels in Norway,...
Dates: 1880 - 1913
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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'Colonialism: before and after'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 392
Scope and Contents This unpublished manuscript was probably written by Burns sometime after 6 January 1973 and was transcribed by his grandson Andrew FitzGerald between 2013 and 2016. The formatting and content of each page have been reproduced as faithfully as possible to the original manuscript, and every effort was made to retain its style of presentation. The illustrated cover, however, was not part of the original manuscript. The scope of Burn’s history is set out in the table of contents:I....
Dates: 1973 - 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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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
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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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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Institute of Education African Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304E
Scope and Contents

Collection of loose prints. It falls into two groups; 1-97 are a set illustrating a lecture by Professor Max Gluckman on Barotseland, and 98-186 are chiefly British Official photographs illustrating aspects of social, educational and economic progress in West Africa.

Dates: 1945 - 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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Institute of Education Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U
Scope and Contents A collection of loose prints. The prints are mainly British official photographs representing aspects of development in the colonies and are chiefly 250 x 200 mm. Captions on the reverse, 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. The prints fall into subject collections.Nigeria: 1 - 8 Udi Village; 9-20 Ogwofia...
Dates: 1930 - 1949
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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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
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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Inter-University Council Slides

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011KKK
Scope and Contents A collection of coloured slides, 18 of which measure 40 x 40 mm, the remainder 35 mm, all mounted 50 x 50 mm, relating to Commonwealth Universities, with the exception of 33 of non-Commonwealth Universities which were, however, associated with the Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas (IUC). Many, though not all, were taken by Ian Maxwell, formerly Deputy Director of IUC. Though some have minimal identification, others have substantial annotations on the mounts. ...
Dates: 1946 - 1991
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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John Seymour Benson Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 364
Scope and Contents

Letters, diaries and photographs.

Dates: 1928 - 1973
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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J.W.S. Macfie West African collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043C
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs measuring 136 x 78 mm (unless otherwise stated), and meticulously captioned on the reverse by Macfie. Prints in a portrait format are denoted by '(pt.)' after the caption.The collection consists of photographs taken on tours in Northern and Southern Nigeria and the Gold Coast, material from each tour being bound into separate small leather albums (with the exception of tours VI-VIII, bound in one volume). Also included in the volumes are postcards which...
Dates: 1910 - 1922
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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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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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 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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'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 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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West African photographs. 1950-60s

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

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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