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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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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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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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Papers on West Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 125
Scope and Contents Typescript and manuscript documents relating to West Africa, 127 pages. The papers were probably assembled by Gray for his proposed edition of Frances Moore's 'Travels into the inland parts of Africa' for the Hakluyt Society, which he was unable to complete due to illness. It is not known when they were compiled. There is an accompanying letter from A.T. Matson to D.H. Simpson, R.C.S. Librarian, 17 June 1975, and Simpson's reply of 18 June.1. Biographical note regarding Francis...
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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Past Governors of The Gambia at Government House, Bathurst

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30447C
Scope and Contents One print, measuring 157 x 204 mm, with identifications on the reverse. A group portrait taken on the steps of Government House, Bathurst on the occasion of Gambian Independence in 1965. Included in the photograph of five past Governors and the Governor-General are:Sir John Warburton Paul (b. 1916); ADC and Private Secretary to Governor of Sierra Leone 1945; Colonial Administrative Service, Sierra Leone 1947-1962; Governor of The Gambia 1962-5; Governor-General 1965-6; Governor and...
Dates: 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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Recollections of the Colonial Service in West Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 317
Scope and Contents

Photographs and memoirs of J.M.A. Sly's training and employment in the Colonial Service in West Africa and a record of his father's time in the service.

Dates: 2000 - 2003
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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Robert Maddocks Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 361
Scope and Contents

Maddocks has written many articles on postal history, the majority reflecting his primary interest in the history of the Cameroons, particularly during the colonial period. He is the author of a monograph examining postal arrangements during the conquest of German Kamerun by the British and French during the First World War. His works also cover Nigeria, West Africa, Gambia, Zambia, German East and South West Africa, Togo, Ascension, St. Helena, Papua New Guinea, Jamaica and Barbados.

Dates: 1959 - 2013
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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Spicer Simson photographs of the Gambia River Survey 1911-1912

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30447D
Scope and Contents An album of photographs measuring, unless otherwise stated, 80 x 55 mm. Following the photographs are seven neatly handwritten pages containing some facts and figures about the Gambia and the note quoted below. All are captioned and short descriptive notes have been given where appropriate. A few details have been added from the Gambia Blue Books and Who's Who (1943).The Survey of the Gambia River is described in the following extract from the album:'Lieutenant G. Spicer...
Dates: 1911 - 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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Views in The Gambia. 1945-51

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30447B
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose amateur photographs, mainly measuring approximately 165 x 115 mm, with typewritten captions on the reverse. Photographs by David P. Gamble (3-13) and C. Daryll Forde (1-2).

Dates: 1945 - 1951
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 of Bathhurst, The Gambia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30447A
Scope and Contents

A collection of collodio-chloride prints, measuring 200 x 145 mm. These photographs, by the Lisk-Carew Brothers of Freetown, are captioned in pencil on the back and also numbered up to XX; numbers XIV, XV, XVI and XVIII are missing.

Dates: 1905 - 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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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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MacDonell, Richard Graves, 1814 - 1881 (Governor of Hong Kong) 1
Moore, Francis, c1708 - c1756 (geographer) 1

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