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 Fonds

Abolitionist societies

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 28
Scope and Contents

'Abolitionist societies, 1787-1838: a half-century of abolition', an University of London M.A. thesis, 380 pages.

Dates: 1935
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

African Papers of Sir John Gray

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 126
Scope and Contents

Published and unpublished works on African history written by Gray, accompanied by research notes from archives and secondary sources.

Dates: 1950 - 1971
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

British Honduras papers

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 270
Scope and Contents Arthur was an efficient administrator and kept copies of virtually every official letter he wrote during his tenure as Superintendent and Commandant. These include dispatches to Bathurst on colonial affairs and to the Commander-in-Chief, Jamaica, regarding military administration. Letters to neighbouring Spanish colonies reflect his diplomatic responsibilities. Part of the collection relates to Bradley’s dispute with Arthur, which went before Parliament in 1837. A series of Inland Letter...
Dates: 1803 - 1837
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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Colonialism: before and after

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 392
Scope and Contents This unpublished manuscript was probably written by Burns sometime after 6 January 1973 and was transcribed by his grandson Andrew FitzGerald between 2013 and 2016. The formatting and content of each page have been reproduced as faithfully as possible to the original manuscript, and every effort was made to retain its style of presentation. The illustrated cover, however, was not part of the original manuscript. The scope of Burn’s history is set out in the table of contents:I....
Dates: 1973 - 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).
 Fonds

Dominica Estate documents

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 266
Scope and Contents A collection of documents relating to the West Indian property of the Greg family of Belfast, notably Hillsborough, in Dominica. The collection also comprises two volumes of accounts and notes, an album of photographs and five other related documents, as detailed below:1. A coloured map of Hillsborough, 810 mm x 530 mm, by F. Lowndes, 1795 which shows the layout of the estate. 2. Certified copy (1917) of the will of John Greg, 1795.3. Power of Attorney given to...
Dates: 1772 - 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).
 Fonds

Letters of Edward Lyulph Stanley

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 232
Scope and Contents Eight exercise books containing copies of letters, which were written by Stanley during a tour of Civil War America in 1864, undertaken in the period between his leaving Oxford and being called to the Bar. Most are addressed to his mother and sister, but were intended to be circulated and read together, providing a single picture. Stanley was very interested in examining the causes and course of the conflict from both the Union and Confederate perspectives, and secured introductions to...
Dates: 1864-03-12 - 1864-09-23
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this collection may only be consulted on microfilm reel MC88.
 Fonds

Newscuttings on Southern and East Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 332
Scope and Contents

Four volumes of newscuttings, three relating to Southern and East Africa and one to the Native Question in South Africa, and loose cuttings on related subjects. Many of the articles concern the activities of the colonial powers in Africa, notably Great Britain, Germany, Spain and France.

Dates: 1883 - 1932
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

Nicholas Darnell Davis collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259
Scope and Contents Davis had a life-long interest in the history of the West Indies and more specifically of Barbados, and this collection comprises a vast body of material gathered by him from archives in Britain, the Caribbean and Europe. He contributed many historical articles to newspapers and periodicals in British Guiana [Guyana], Barbados and the United States. His intention to compose a comprehensive history of the West Indies was frustrated by ill health. Titles and captions, including the names of...
Dates: 1752 - 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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Papers of Cuthbert Christy

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 124
Scope and Contents

Diaries, notes, letters, reports, publications and maps written or collected by Christy during his medical and zoological work in Scotland, Africa and India.

Dates: 1889 - 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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Papers of Sir John Hawley Glover

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 131
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of archives relating to Glover’s government of Lagos and the Volta campaign during the Second Anglo-Asante War.

Dates: 1861 - 1927
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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Photographs of Zanzibar by James Augustus Grant, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3047C
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints copied from stereoscopic views.

Dates: 1860-08-17 - 1860-09-25
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

The Caribbean in international politics, 1670-1707

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 257
Scope and Contents

A Ph.D. thesis for the University of London, 554 pages, with a map.

Dates: 1933
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 Indian documents

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 263
Scope and Contents

Loose papers and one newspaper from Patrick and his son James Colquhoun's correspondence files. RCMS 263/1-9 have a cover headed 'Nevis 1820' and RCMS 263/11-31 are in a similar cover '1832 West Indies'. Each has a note of contents, but these do not tally exactly with the items now present.

Dates: 1820 - 1832
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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Barttelot, Edmund Musgrave, 1859 - 1888 (Major) 1
Bassett, William Godfrey, fl1933 1
British South Africa Company 1
Christy, Cuthbert, 1863 - 1932 (explorer and zoologist) 1
Colquhoun, James, 1780 - 1855 (Hanseatic Consul General in Britain) 1

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