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Americas miscellanea

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 240
Scope and Contents

A wide range of material concerning different countries in North and South America, notably Canada, Belize and the West Indian islands. A number of the collections are comprised of single items, such as legal documents and paintings.

Dates: 1697 - 1988
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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Dictionary of East African biography

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 155
Scope and Contents

A wide range of material compiled in preparation for the D.E.A.B. A few letters and other items are in French, German and Italian.

Dates: 1916 - 1993
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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Gallery of Canadian history

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 344
Scope and Contents

Prints of paintings from Confederation Life's Gallery and Archives, spanning 450 years of Canada's history and including significant events in each province and territory, and in the country as a whole. Below each image is a short description in both English and French.

Dates: 1967
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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Historical paintings of the Hudson's Bay Company

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 345
Scope and Contents A commemorative set of fourteen full colour reproductions of Hudson's Bay Company calendar paintings printed by Bulman Brothers Limited, Winnipeg, for the Company's tercentenary in 1970. The original paintings, which depict events and persons associated with the Company's history, were commissioned by the Company and painted by well-known Canadian and British artists. At the front of the portfolio is a printed description of each of the paintings. The description and captions are given in...
Dates: 1970
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 scrapbooks of the Haig family

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 76
Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks kept by Neil and Gerard Haig and other members of their family, with related papers.

Dates: 1838 - 1978
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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Mauritius history

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 186
Scope and Contents

An undated history of Mauritius, 412 pages, comprising a page inscribed 'No. 24 Notice Historique'; 'Table des Matieres de la Notice Historique' (numbered pp. 787-799); and a chronological account of events in Mauritius from 1507 to 1824 (numbered pp. 801-1196).

Dates: 1825
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).
 Fonds

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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Newscuttings on the Uganda disturbances

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 181
Scope and Contents

Cuttings from various publications on the 1892 disturbances, some in French and German with typescript translations. There is a note at the front by H.B. Thomas, October 1968: 'Formerly in Secretariat Library, Entebbe, Uganda, used by Margery Pelham when writing "Lugard, the years of adventure"'.

Dates: 1892 - 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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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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Sénégambie-Niger reports

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 142
Scope and Contents Five volumes of manuscripts. Each volume is bound in leather with the title and elaborate tooling on each front cover. They appear to be reports to the Governor-General from local officials. Each cover is marked: '1903-1904; Sénégambie-Niger: Cercle de ...' with the appropriate name. The books are full of lined paper, and neatly written reports, each in a different hand on the history, administration etc. of the area. Four of the five volumes contain a hand drawn map of the...
Dates: 1903 - 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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