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A journey to Asia and Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011MMM-XXX
Scope and Contents A collection of albums, containing captioned black and white photographs, taken by one, or more, people travelling in the same group. The albums form a photographic account of a six-month long touring holiday.Of the albums, the first ten are all of the same style and manufacture and each has an embossed title on the front. They follow the journey chronologically. The remaining two contain a smaller selection of images from the same journey, again in chronological order. They are...
Dates: 1935-09 - 1936-03
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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Church Missionary Society photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS
Scope and Contents The Church Missionary Society photograph collection consists of photographic prints, glass and film negatives, and lantern slides. The prints in CMS 1-17 were selected from the CMS’s Photo Bureau, the majority being mounted on sheets of paper annotated with captions. Many photographs would have been taken to illustrate articles in the society’s periodicals including ‘Church Missionary Gleaner’, ‘Church Missionary Intelligencer’ and their successors. Little is known of the...
Dates: 1881 - 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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Cuthbert Christy Album of India 1899-1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022V
Scope and Contents Album containing photographs of various sizes together with three loose prints. From internal evidence it was compiled by Dr Cuthbert Christy, but was not with his papers and photographs received from the Royal African Society in 1972. The photographs in this collection are chiefly of two types, large albumen or collodio-chloride prints and small (?) collodio-chloride prints which are generally inferior in subject and quality. Some of the larger ones are clearly professional work; others...
Dates: 1899 - 1901
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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Diana Hartley Indian Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022NNN
Scope and Contents Album of photographs relating to Miss Hartley's nursing activities in India, and places visited by her. These photographs are chiefly amateur snapshots taken by Miss Hartley or her friends and are 70 x 110 mm or smaller, unless otherwise stated; a few have been enlarged to post card size and there are also some commercially produced post cards which are so identified. Number 120 to 136 were taken by a missionary, and are her copyright. The descriptions of the photographs are drawn partly...
Dates: 1935 - 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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From Aden to Quetta

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 57
Scope and Contents

Part of a book left incomplete on the author's death. The title, introduction, glossary and index were supplied by the author's daughter, Mrs Rosamond Griffin. The full title is 'From Aden ... to Quetta ... to Lahore ... to Delhi ... to Quetta: the peripatetic life of one army household between 1910 and 1917'. The memoir contains descriptions of train journeys in India and the accommodation, domestic arrangements and social amenities of army families in the early twentieth century.

Dates: 1917
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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H.A. Douglas Indian collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022ZZ-MMM
Scope and Contents This collection spans the whole of Douglas's career, reflecting both his military service, his family and friends, and his hobbies. His son recalls him as a keen sportsman, joining in the 'Boys v Fathers' Match at his prep school, and reminiscing about the hunting trophies which hung on the walls of his house in Paris. He was an enthusiastic polo player, and an amateur actor in plays and the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. All these are reflected in the albums, as well as his activities as a...
Dates: 1890 - 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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Hawkes collection of Indian Railway Photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022S
Scope and Contents

An album containing albumen prints of various sizes by R. Phillips of Darjeeling, Samuel Bourne and others. The name of F.A. Hawkes, who was an engineer on the North Bengal State Railways from 1871-1879, appears frequently in it. The photographs include the construction of the North Bengal State Railway, scenes in Darjeeling, amateur theatricals, portrait groups and Sir Richard Temple's camp at the Delhi Durbar of 1877.

Dates: 1868 - 1894
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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H.H. Davies collection on India

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022Q-R
Scope and Contents Two albums containing prints collected by Herbert Howel Davies (HHD), Principal of the Colvin Taluqdars School, Lucknow. It includes a number of professional photographs of places visited by HHD (notably Lucknow, Delhi, Benares, and Agra) and also many smaller amateur prints, presumably taken by him, of his life at the school and his travels, particularly to Kashmir. Y3022Q/52-60 are non-Indian photographs, presumably taken on leave.Sir Auckland Colvin (1838-1908) was appointed...
Dates: 1902 - 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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India, Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] and Singapore

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022U
Scope and Contents

An album of albumen prints probably taken in the 1880s by varied photographers including Bourne and Shepherd, W L H Skeen and Co. and G.R. Lambert & Co. Numbers 1-39 are of India; 40-51 of Ceylon; and 52-59 of Singapore. Numbers at the end of individual photograph entries refer to the photographers' catalogue numbers.

Dates: 1860 - 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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India. Gardner-Waterman Kashmir Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022ZZZ-BBBB
Scope and Contents A collection of albums of diaries of Alan Gardner-Waterman containing, in all, 237 photographs, 2 watercolour sketches and 19 maps. The diaries record hunting trips with Mrs. Gardner-Waterman to Kashmir; the entries are mostly brief, but are supported by meticulous maps and many photographs, mostly of a high standard. Most were probably taken by Col. Gardner-Waterman or by Mrs. Gardner-Waterman though there are some exceptions. The captions given are those under the photographs, with some...
Dates: 1921-03 - 1923-07
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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India (Hanmer Collection)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022MM-PP
Scope and Contents Manuscript diary illustrated with albumen prints, two albums, and loose prints. This material all relates to the Lovett and Egerton families. The following indicates the main individuals concerned:Col. Thomas Heaton Lovett (1871-1892) of Belmont (later Henlle Hall) Salop, had a brother John Richard (see Y3022PP/13), and four sons and six daughters. Of these:The eldest son, Hubert Richard (1854-1908), was educated at Cheltenham College and joined the 60th Rifles in 1873. ...
Dates: 1875 - 1899
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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Indian nursing collection of Diana Hartley

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 77
Scope and Contents

Papers and other material relating to Diana Hartley's work for the T.N.A.I. and her time in India. A folder of correspondence with and concerning Diana Hartley is kept with the collection.

Dates: 1904 - 1972
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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Littledale India Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G-I
Scope and Contents

4 albums containing albumen prints. Y3022G-I were compiled by Harold Littledale and include photographs by Scowen and Co., A.T.W. Penn, Samuel Bourne and his successors, and others. Y3022I/A contains reproductions of the works of the Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma and was given to Littledale by the photographer V.G. Chiplonkar.

Dates: 1860 - 1899
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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Lord and Lady Mountbatten in India

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022JJ
Scope and Contents

Modern copies of photographs relating to Robin Wade Design Associates' work in India when Lord Mountbatten was Viceroy (March-August 1947) and Governor-General (August 1947-June 1948).

Dates: 1947-03 - 1948-06
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 Commonwealth emigration

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 321
Scope and Contents

Newscuttings, published material, speeches and notes compiled by Laura Longmore regarding issues arising from Commonwealth emigration.

Dates: 1958 - 1968
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 India

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 324
Scope and Contents

Chronological series of newscuttings concerning India.

Dates: 1906 - 1955
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 of Sir Cyril Pickard

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 68
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and articles regarding the Commonwealth, particularly India and Pakistan, with material concerning Sir Morrice James and Major A.F.M. Morsin Ali. There are accompanying letters relating to the transfer of the collection to the R.C.S., 1997.

Dates: 1967 - 1990
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 of the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 10
Dates: 1907 - 1972
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 Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302M
Scope and Contents This collection comprises an album containing 187 photographs and a further 25 loose prints. Its creator is unknown, but he is likely to have been a British soldier, probably of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Norfolk Regiment, identified by the uniforms and insignia of the colour party which appears in Y302M/188. He may have been a member of the battalion’s drum corps and band, since there are several images of its members. Those photographs which are dated cover the period 1927 to 1935. ...
Dates: 1927 - 1937
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 India

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022C-E
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs by Samuel Bourne, Bourne and Shepherd, and Charles Shepherd. The collection originally consisted of a heavy, custom-made wooden box containing large leather bound albums, each stamped in gold 'India 1872'. The photographs came from the firm of Bourne and Shepherd and this collection was put together by Marion and Co. It was presumably made up in commemoration of some event, possibly in memory of the Earl of Mayo who was murdered in 1872. The prints, most...
Dates: 1862 - 1872
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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Reminiscences

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022EEEE
Scope and Contents Typescript autobiography by the Reverend Worthington Jukes illustrated with photographs, mostly stuck in but a few loose. The spine is lettered 'Afghan Reminscences' but the title page reads 'Reminiscences of Missionary Work in Amritsar 1872-1873 and on the Afghan Frontier in Peshawar 1873-1890'. This volume was written in the months following his retirement and typed by Jukes himself. It is a top copy, illustrated with photographs, postcards, maps and other items, and although there is a...
Dates: 1925 - 1936
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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Roads in Bombay

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022LLLL
Scope and Contents

Collection of photographs, including three duplicates, commissioned by McKenzies Limited to illustrate their highway construction work in Bombay, other regions of India and Ceylon.

Dates: 1920 - 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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Tennant family papers

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 357
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to Brigadier-General Sir James Tennnat and his son Lieutenant-General James Francis Tennant

Dates: 1805 - 1916
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 Imperial Durbar Album of the Indian Princes, Chiefs and Zamindars

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022O
Scope and Contents A two-volume printed work containing biographies of 194 Indian and Burmese rulers with tipped-in portraits. Edition limited to 300 copies. Plates 1-31 are photogravure prints, the remainder are half-tone reproductions of varying quality: although not original photographic prints they have been included in the catalogue of the photograph collection as representing an important source for portrait of major and minor rulers, many probably not available elsewhere. Biographical notes have been...
Dates: 1911
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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Names
Burke, Norah Aileen, 1907 (novelist) 2
Hartley, Diana, 1894 - 1986 (nursing administrator in India) 2
Brown, Sir (Frank Herbert, 1868-1959, Knight, author and journalist) 1
Christy, Cuthbert, 1863 - 1932 (explorer and zoologist) 1
Church Missionary Society 1

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