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J.S. Smithson collection on Samoa

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309993C(LS)
Scope and Contents A collection of glass lantern slides, 82 x 82 mm, mostly of Samoa, taken by John Snowden Smithson. Smithson visited Samoa on holiday and presumably the remaining slides (5 of them unidentified, 13 of Yosemite National Park and 10 of Ceylon), together with a map, date from the same period. None of the slides are captioned, but the first 91 slides have numbers on their left hand corners, running from 20/10 to 30/9, with a few gaps, and presumably represent the sequence in which the...
Dates: 1903
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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Kandyan Chiefs 1874

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303N
Scope and Contents Photograph, 200 x 150 cm, on mount 260 x 220 cm. The photograph shows a group of three Kandyan Chiefs in traditional costume, one seated, two standing, with two attendants, and a few spectators in the background.This is a modern copy of one of 1874 once in the possession of Colonel John Younger, R.A. He served in Ceylon from September 1872 to March 1877, chiefly in command of a battery at Trincomalee, but was A.D.C. to General Henry Renny, who commmanded the troops in Ceylon...
Dates: 1974
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

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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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Modern Commonwealth photograph collection

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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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Papers of the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee

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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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Photograph collection of John Abercromby Alexander

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E
Scope and Contents A collection of prints, particularly important for its record of products. The subject headings are as follows: 1-24 Tea25-28 Coffee29-38 Cocoa39-44 Cinnamon45-47 Cinchona48-56 Plumbago57-61 Coconut62-81 Plants in Peradeniya Botanical Gardens (P.B.G.)82-115 Miscellaneous agricultural and social scenes on tea estates116-132 Views in Ceylon (mainly botanical specimens by Alexander), 1880s133-184 Botanical specimens from P.B.G. by...
Dates: 1880 - 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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Photographs of Ceylon

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303O
Scope and Contents

Framed photographs (frames 400 x 500 mm, photographs within mounts 230 x 280 mm). 2-7, 9 are marked as by the notable Colombo photographers 'Skeen and Co'; the others are not marked with any photographer's name. The captions are taken from those written on the mounts.

Dates: 1880 - 1920
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 Ceylon, 1960s

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303L
Scope and Contents

Prints of various sizes, with typewritten captions pasted on the reverse.

Dates: 1960 - 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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Photographs of Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], (?)1950s

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303K
Scope and Contents

A collection of prints mounted on card, measuring approximately 245 x 175 mm, with typewritten captions pasted onto the mounts. Photographer unknown.

Dates: 1936 - 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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Photographs of India

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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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Photographs of North Africa and Asia

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A
Scope and Contents

A large album of albumen prints. The prints are of various sizes and by various photographers. The compiler of the album is not known. Captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles composed by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets.

Dates: 1860 - 1920
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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Plumbago in Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], c.1886

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303F
Scope and Contents Collection of loose albumen prints mounted on card, measuring approximately 185 x 130 mm, uncaptioned.The prints are accompanied by an off-print from The Ceylon Observer of 16 January 1866 describing W.A. Fernando's exhibits at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of that year. These are probably the prints that were on view during the exhibition. W.A. Fernando (d. 1901), a Singhalese pioneer of the plumbago industry, set up as a merchant in this commodity in 1854; as well as trading...
Dates: 1886
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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R. Elsy Collection on India and Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka]

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L
Scope and Contents

An album of albumen prints by John Edward Sache, Thomas A. Rust, Nicholas and Co., and W.L.H. Skeen and Co. It was compiled by R. Elsy apparently during a tour in the 1880s through India and Ceylon. It includes pictures of Bombay, Delhi, Agra, Cawnpore, Lucknow, Allahabad, Benares, Calcutta, Madras, Bangalore and Ceylon. The prints' pencil captions have been used as titles; titles composed by the cataloguer have been enclosed in square brackets.

Dates: 1870 - 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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Roads in Bombay

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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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Royal Tour of Commonwealth 1953-54

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011EEE
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs by various photographers. Captions are derived from information on the back of some photographs and from official programmes and published books on the tour.H.M. King George VI was anxious to undertake a major post-war tour of the Commonwealth, but was prevented by ill-health. It was therefore agreed that H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth and H.R.H. Duke of Edinburgh would travel to East Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and they flew from London airport on the...
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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Sarvajnagunalankaraya

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 97
Scope and Contents

A palm-leaf manuscript from Sri Lanka containing a description of the virtues of the Omniscient One (Buddha). It is comprised of a collection of writings on various topics that were of interest to the devotee. This is a nineteenth-century copy of the original work.

Dates: 1850
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 Alexander Johnston: administrative papers relating to Ceylon [Sri Lanka]

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 92
Scope and Contents

Comprises: four notebooks assembled by Johnston on aspects of law, history and administration in Ceylon; letter-book containing regulations relating to Roman Catholics in Ceylon; copies of law officers and counsels' opinions on various colonial acts. Note that 'Notebook V', extract from statement concerning the arrival of Chalias in Ceylon (presented by Professor Lee alongside the rest of the collection and listed in Donald Simpson's 1975 manuscript catalogue) is missing.

Dates: c. 1806 - 1827
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Sir Harold Smedley Collection

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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 Harry Brittain Collection

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011AAA
Scope and Contents A collection of loose prints and others in an album relating to the career of Sir Harry Brittain (1873-1974).These photoraphs were selected by the Librarian from a large collection and have been chosen for their relevance to Sir Harry's Empire/Commonwealth interests. They are by various photographers, including Sir Harry himself; some of these are noted but it is probably that others were also taken by him. Among them are portraits of individuals, groups, travel scenes and some...
Dates: 1873 - 1974
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 John Bagnall Collection

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 367
Scope and Contents

The collection includes Bagnall's account of his evacuation from Singapore during the Second World War immediately before its fall to the Japanese in Feb. 1942. It is accompanied by photographs of the home he occupied at the time.

Dates: 2007
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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Sketch of the constitution of the Kandyan kingdom

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 96
Scope and Contents

'A sketch of the constitution of the Kandyan kingdom', the last independent state in Sri Lanka, which had its capital at Kandy, c. 1835, 186 pages; a memorandum on the law of inheritance, 30 pages; rules for administering justice, 25 pages; Sir John Doyley's notes on the Kandyan law of inheritance, 8 pages; Singhalese law of inheritance, etc., 47 pages; and notes on the law of marriage, etc., 30 pages.

Dates: 1835
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 Ceylon War Council, 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303J
Scope and Contents

216 x 144 mm. The photograph is a group portrait of the members of the Ceylon War Council. The only figures identified are the Governor of Ceylon, Sir Andrew Caldecott (fourth from the left in the front row) and Brigadier Sir Patrick Alexander Bruce McKerron of the Malayan Civil Service. McKerron was seconded as Political Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief, Ceylon during the Second World War.

Dates: 1942
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 Queen Mary photograph collection on India

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM
Scope and Contents This collection forms part of the Queen Mary Collection on India. There are 29 albums. The collection falls into several groups:1: Visit of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) to India in 1875-1876; 2 and 3 Malta and Ceylon on the Royal Tour 1901.; 4-19 and 29; Visit to India in 1905-1906. The main record is in albums 6 and 7 where there are 688 photographs with some captions written by the Prince of Wales. This includes scenes of the tour itself and also a...
Dates: 1875 - 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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Travels in South Asia and Australia

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3024A
Scope and Contents

The album contains a mixture of original photographs, hand-coloured postcards and clippings. Most have manuscript or printed captions. Subjects include travel, hunting, scenes of natural beauty, natural products, and notable places or buildings.

Dates: 1904
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 in Australia, Egypt, Aden, Asia and other places chiefly circa 1908-1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)
Scope and Contents The collection was originally housed in seven boxes, four of which were specially made with individual slots for slides. These were numbered 3, 6, 10 and 11 and the remaining boxes were unnumbered. Presumably these formed part of a larger collection, but nothing is known of the original owner or the fate of any other boxes. For conservation reasons, the collection has since been re-boxed. The captions given are normally those which appear on the slides themselves. They have been used as...
Dates: 1908 - 1915
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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