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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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Album of coastal profiles

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 6
Scope and Contents Fifty-eighty pages of sepia drawings (12" x 6"), with captions and dates. The drawings give latitude and longitude, and appear to be competent renderings of coast profiles. The places featured include the Cape Verde Islands, Trinidad, Table Bay (including plan), Ceylon, Malaya and the East Indies, Macao, Sunda Straits, St Helena, Ascension and Britain. Some of the profiles, including those for Cape Town, Macao and Jamestown, St Helena, give details of buildings. None are signed, but...
Dates: 1783-12-30 - 1785-06-06
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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Army uniforms of the Empire and Commonwealth, 1860s-1940s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011Q
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints of various sizes, printed reproductions and other ephemera relating to the uniforms of overseas military units. The prints are by various photographers. The file also includes a photocopy copy of Tylden's Royal Commonwealth Society Library Talk - 'The history of the overseas armed forces' (10 April 1960).

Dates: 1860 - 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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Articles from 'The Field'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 322
Scope and Contents Ten volumes of cuttings from 'The field', including a few articles from other publications, and loose cuttings concerning the Malay Peninsula. The volumes concern countries throughout the world, but in particular Australia, British East Africa (Kenya), Canada, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Rhodesia, South Africa, Uganda, United States and the West Indies. The articles cover a wide range of subjects, including administration, agriculture, the British Empire, climate, colonisation,...
Dates: 1888 - 1921
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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Ascension, West Africa, New Zealand, etc

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011III
Scope and Contents A collection including scenes from Ascension, Canary Islands, Madeira, Egypt, Brazil, New Zealand, Japan, Senegambia, Sierra Leone, the U.K., Gibraltar and Norway. The arrangement is a random one, but is seems likely that the left-hand photographs, one of Norway, the remainder definitely or probably New Zealand, were inserted later than those on the right. 108-113 are loose prints. The following is a list of the locations:New Zealand: 1, 12, 14, 16, 18Possibly New Zealand: 3, 7,...
Dates: 1850 - 1900
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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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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Childers papers

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 37
Scope and Contents

Political papers relating to Childers' public career and private papers concerning his family, first wife Emily (nee Walker, 1827-1875) and their eight children.

Dates: 1683 - 1950
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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C.J.S. Faulder Vol. III 1876-80 [Faulder Album of India 1876-1880]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022T
Scope and Contents

Disbound album, containing albumen prints of various sizes. The contents include family photographs, scenes of the outward voyage (including France, Italy and Egypt), views in India including the 1877 Delhi Durbar, portraits and groups, including theatrical ones, maps and newspaper clippings (non photographic items are unnumbered). Also included is an envelope containing some of, what appears to be the original captions cut from the album. The collection is well captioned.

Dates: 1876 - 1880
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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Cruise of H.M.S. 'Lancaster'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011HHH
Scope and Contents Album of photographs by various photographers inscribed 'H.M.S. Lancaster; Mediterranean Photographic Album: Diary of Events and Important Places Visited during the Commission 1910-1912' on the cover. This album was the property of Sydney Harold Liddle, whose name also appears on the front cover.There are two unnumbered plates followed by 190 prints, 140 x 97 mm numbered from 9 to 197, followed by a further unnumbered print. There is no indication as to why numbers 1-8 are not...
Dates: 1910 - 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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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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Diaries of John Laing in India and Europe

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

Diaries with inserted photographs, drawings and other items.

Dates: 1873-10-18 - 1875-01-23
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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Dobinson Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 359
Scope and Contents

Personal papers, photographs, books and news cuttings relating to the Dobinsons' work and travel in England and East Africa.

Dates: 1891 - 1957
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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Dr Lewis Paton album of missionary work in China

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377H
Scope and Contents Album of photographs recording Paton's missionary work in China. The photographs are captioned and have been numbered in pencil, but as there are several sequences, and these are not complete, fresh numbers have been given. Plates 68 to 78 show scenes taken in late August 1896 on Kulangsoo, the island south of Amoy (also known as Xiamen). The institutional work of the Amoy mission was centred here as it was found to be healthier than Amoy itself.There are three missing...
Dates: 1889 - 1897
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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Ernest Gedge Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468K
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs by Ernest Gedge comprising:(1) 81 prints, probably made in the 1920s. All these prints relate to the Jackson/Gedge Expedition of 1888-91 (see below). 80 are from negatives in the Royal Geographical Society and one from the negatives now in RCS (iii). Some new prints were obtained from the Royal Geographical Society in place of originals which had been stolen.(2) 1 print not in the above collection and taken from the RGS negative.(3) 11 glass...
Dates: 1880 - 1902
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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Europe, South Africa military photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011ZZZ
Scope and Contents Album of photographs, between four to eight to a page, most measuring approximately 105 x 75 mm. and many with detailed captions. There are also four sleeves of loose photographs, captioned on the reverse Showing scenic views of holiday excursions plus various military scenes including the R.M. Academy, Woolwich No.1 Company: digging gun emplacement, at drill, charging at end of skirmish, at Salisbury Camp, and manipulating half a tonne safe with sleepers, and also a large section depicting...
Dates: 1905 - 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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F.G. Banks photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011ZZ
Scope and Contents

The photographs are housed at RCMS 167. Captions are from information supplied by H.B. Thomas and C.R.S. Pitman.

Dates: 1880 - 1952
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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Fisher photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher
Scope and Contents Collection of 29 albums consisting of approximately 3864 photographs taken or collected by A.H. Fisher for the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee 1907-1910. The numbering of the collection is problematic and details are provided for each separate album. Photographers: Some of the names which appear are:Hutchins: donor of some photographs of India, but not otherwise identifiedFirebrace: donor of some photographs of India, but not otherwise identifiedRighi: ...
Dates: 1900 - 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 (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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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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James Carmichael Smith Sierra Leone Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446A-E
Scope and Contents A collection comprising:Y30446A 92 postcards of Sierra Leone, Belgian Congo and Canary IslesY30446B Album containing 45 printsY30446C Album containing 38 printsY30446D Album containing 25 printsY30446E 6 mounted prints (3 also framed).The collection is a valuable record of Sierra Leone in the early years of the twentieth century. The majority of the photographs in Y30446B-E are the work of the Lisk-Carew Brothers (Alphonso and Arthur) who established...
Dates: 1890 - 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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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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Mary Ward photographs of West Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043KK
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints by various photographers. All relate to the life and career of Mary Alexandria Ward, MBE, RRC (1866-1965). Most of the captions are from information supplied by Dr Rachel Elliott; those in brackets are descriptive captions prepared by the Librarian.

Dates: 1866 - 1965
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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