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West African photographs. 1950-60s

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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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West African Railways

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448W
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs created by the railway engineer Charles Bell Swan. The discovery of gold at Tarkwa during the 1890s provided the stimulus for the establishment of the Gold Coast Government Railway. Sekondi was chosen as the terminal port to support mining operations and construction began there in 1898, reaching Tarkwa in 1901. The line was extended to Kumasi in 1903. Items 1-18 and 44 document the building of the harbour facilities and station at Sekondi, and the European and...
Dates: 1902 - 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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West African trading activities

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043NN
Scope and Contents

An album containing photographs showing aspects of European trade in the West African coast.

The photographs occupy 28 pages of an album; plates 21-27, 30-31 and 32-34 each occupy one page. There are a number of blank pages at the back. Most of the prints have brief captions, which have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. They are not always reliable: see, e.g., plates 10 and 15.

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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West Indian documents

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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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Whaling in Falkland Islands Dependencies

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30795C
Scope and Contents

Three postcards and two prints, probably collected as part of the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee material (see introduction to Fisher Collection). The photographs are captioned on the backs.

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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Whitting Collection on Nigeria

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043Q
Scope and Contents A collection of loose prints, mostly taken by Mrs. C.E.J. Whitting. Captions are chiefly derived from information written on the backs of the prints. There is some duplication of prints, particularly towards the end of the list.Charles Edward Jewel Whitting was born on 10 June 1900, and educated at Haileybury, which he left in 1918 for Sandhurst, followed by service in the Northumberland Fusiliers. He entered St. John's College, Oxford in 1920 (B.A. 1922, M.A. 1928) and went to...
Dates: 1930 - 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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'Who built the bandwagon? A study of the founders of the Colonial Society of 1868': D.Phil. dissertation

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 8
Scope and Contents

A D.Phil. dissertation in History for the University of California, San Diego, 335 pages.

Dates: 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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'William Fitzwilliam Owen: hydrographer of the African coast': PhD thesis

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 47
Scope and Contents

A Ph.D. thesis for the University of Syracuse, 1972 (348 pages), with related correspondence between R.T. Brown, D.H. Simpson, R.C.S. Librarian, and Dr Peter K. Mitchell of the Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham, 1978-1979 (1 envelope).

Dates: 1972 - 1979
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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Wimberley Collection on Nigeria, c.1903-18

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043OO
Scope and Contents

Collection of 91 glass negatives, 106 x 80 mm; 3 negatives on film, 90 x 60 mm; and 3 modern prints, 150 x 120 mm. Many of the negatives lack descriptive captions. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles composed by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets.

Dates: 1903 - 1918
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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W.M. Bristow Nigerian photographs

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043D-E
Scope and Contents

A collection of small photographs in albums. These albums cover aspects of Bristow's work between the early 1930s and 1960.

Y3043D has virtually no captions - there are some in Y3043E, but many of these relate to groups of photographs and the listing is therefore a summary, not an individual record.

Dates: 1930 - 1960
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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Women in Uganda today

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045P
Scope and Contents Collection of thirty-nine (from an original set of forty-nine) loose prints, mounted on card and measuring approximately 375 x 300 mm. The series, which was produced for display at a conference held in Kampala in 1961 on the role of women in Uganda, is accompanied by a typed checklist of captions together with some identification on the reverse of some of the prints. The photographs are split into seven groups:Group A: In the homeGroup B: Women in the makingGroup C: Women...
Dates: 1961
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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Wren Robinson Collection on South Africa

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305S
Scope and Contents

A collection of photographs of Basutoland (now Lesotho) and Zululand, some loose, some in albums, taken or collected by Mrs Wren Robinson while engaged in educational and welfare work. Most have handwritten captions either underneath or on the back by Mrs Robinson. The prints are kept with her papers at RCMS 220.

Dates: 1964 - 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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Yass, New South Wales 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3086W
Scope and Contents

Collection of professional photographs, each 90 x 70 mm, published for the Yass Newsagency by the Valentine Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., Sydney and Melbourne. Yass is 43 miles north of Canberra. Its population in 1947 was 3254.

Dates: 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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'Yesterday, today, and Toodyay'

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 384
Scope and Contents This is a semi-autobiographical memoir recording how Helen Shaw’s parents travelled to Malaya in September 1940 during the Second World War, where her father, Dr William D. Ainslie, took up the post of Medical Officer of Health, Penang. Shaw was born in May 1941. She recounts how she and her mother Marcia Margaret Ainslie were evacuated from Penang to Singapore, and then Java, after Penang was bombed by the Japanese in December 1941; their travel from Java to Western Australia in January...
Dates: 2008 - 2009
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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Young collection on Gibraltar

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3016A
Scope and Contents

A number of the images depict Gibraltar, the remainder relate to Young's service in Woolwich, Shoeburyness, and elsewhere in the U.K.

Dates: 1885 - 1888
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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'Your obedient servants, 1895-1918'

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 173
Scope and Contents

An unpublished account of the role of the early district officer in Kenya and the problems inherent in implementing policy, with illustrations and maps, 501 pages. There is a five-page survey of sources, but only limited source references. The book was written with the financial support of the Department of Technical Cooperation, which enabled Cashmore to spend two years on research and writing, one of which was spent in Kenya. The volume is dated at the front October 1964.

Dates: 1964
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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Zanzibar (Chandler Collection)

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3047B
Scope and Contents

A collection of separate photographs and a panorama. The photographs date from Chandler's residence in east Africa, and are chiefly of Zanzibar Island, but 60-73 and 83-87 are of Dar es Salaam, 75 is probably of England, 88-89 are of South Africa and 90-96 are of the Victoria Falls.

Dates: 1920 - 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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Longmore, Laura, fl1948 - 1998 5
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Thomas, Harold Beken, 1888 - 1971 (colonial administrator and historian) 5
Elizabeth, II, 1926 (Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) 4
Falconer, John, 1951 (Curator of photographs, British Library) 4
Great Britain. Colonial Office. Visual Instruction Committee 4
MacDonald, Malcolm John, 1901 - 1981 (politician and diplomat) 4
Powell, Wilfred, 1853 - 1942 (explorer and consular official) 4
Smyly, Sir (Philip Crampton, 1866-1953, Knight and colonial administrator) 4
Bosazza, Vere Louis, fl1973 - 1976 3
Cashmore, Thomas Herbert Richard, 1928 3
Christy, Cuthbert, 1863 - 1932 (explorer and zoologist) 3
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George, VI, 1895 - 1952 (King of Great Britain and Ireland) 3
Hartley, Diana, 1894 - 1986 (nursing administrator in India) 3
Lugard, Frederick John Dealtry, 1858 - 1945 (Baron Lugard, colonial administrator, soldier and author) 3
Penn, Albert Thomas Watson, 1849-1924 (photographer) 3
Royal Colonial Institute 3
Rudland, Henry, fl. 1910-1915 3
Stanley, Sir (Henry Morton, 1841-1904, Knight, explorer, administrator, author and journalist) 3
Tench, Mary F A, fl. 1910 - 1929 3
Williams, George Howard, 1893 - 1975 (businessman) 3
Wright, George Parkinson, fl1874 - 1883 (photographer) 3
Alexander, John Abercromby, 1854 (forester) 2
Arthur, Sir (Oswald Raynor, 1905-1973, Knight and colonial administrator) 2
Australian Information Service 2
Banks, Frederick Grant, 1875 - 1954 (trader and planter) 2
Barlow, Christopher Matthew, 1898 - 1930 2
Bell, Sir (Henry Hesketh Joudou, 1864-1952, Knight, colonial governor) 2
Bermuda News Bureau 2
Best, Margaret Mary, 1872 - 1941 2
Brewster, Adolf Brewster, 1854 - 1937 (anthropologist) 2
British Broadcasting Corporation 2
British South Africa Company 2
British, Association of Malaysia and Singapore 2
Byron-May Company (fl. 1906-1917) (photographers) 2
Caire, Nicholas John, 1837 -1918 (photographer) 2
Campbell, Killie, 1881 - 1965 (collector of Africana) 2
Canadian Pacific Railway 2
Cansdale, George Soper, 1909 2
Copeland, A E, fl1917 - 1918 2
Corner, Edred John Henry, 1906 - 1996 (Botanist) 2
Crombie, John Nicol, 1827 -1878 (photographer) 2
Cust, Robert Needham, 1821 - 1909 (orientalist) 2
Dick, James, 1862 - 1926 (businessman and soldier in South Africa) 2
Drake, Bernard L, fl1955 - 1961 (civil servant) 2
Ellison, Randall Erskine, 1904 - 1984 (colonial administrator) 2
Elsy, R, fl1880 - 1889 2
Fisher, Alfred Hugh, 1867 -1945 (artist and photographer) 2
Foelsche, Paul Heinrich Matthias, 1831-1914 (Inspector of Police and photographer) 2
Franklin, Sir (John, 1786-1847, Knight, Rear Admiral, Arctic explorer) 2
Frith, Francis, 1822 -1898 (photographer) 2
Frome, Edward Charles, 1802 - 1890 (General) 2
G R Lambert and Co (fl. 1875-1919) (photographers) 2
Gedge, Ernest, 1862 - 1935 (colonial administrator) 2
George, V, 1865 - 1936 (King of Great Britain and Ireland) 2
Goepel, John, 1906 2
Gray, Sir (John Milner, 1889-1970, Knight and colonial administrator) 2
Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Ministry of Information. West African Photographic Service 2
Historical Society of Nigeria 2
Hone, Sir (Herbert Ralph, 1896-1992, Knight, Major General, colonial administrator) 2
John Watson and Co (fl. 1855-1875) (photographers) 2
Joselin, Frank E, fl1930 - 1947 2
Jukes, Worthington, 1849 - 1937 (missionary) 2
Kerry, Charles, 1858-1928 (photographer) 2
King, William Lyon Mackenzie, 1874 - 1950 (Canadian statesman) 2
Laing, John William (b c 1846) 2
Livingstone, David, 1813 - 1873 (African missionary and explorer) 2
Lovett, Hubert Richard, 1854 - 1908 (army officer) 2
Macfie, John William Scott, 1879 - 1948 (doctor) 2
Mann, A R H, fl. 1935 2
Margaret, Rose, 1930 - 2002 (Princess, daughter of George VI) 2
Matson, Albert Thomas, 1915 - 1987 2
Millar, Ernest, 1868 - 1917 (missionary) 2
Morris, Sir (Daniel, 1844-1933, Knight) 2
Mutesa, II, 1924 - 1969 (Kabaka of Buganda) 2
Newton, Lillian Allan, 1894 - 1977 2
Notman, William, 1826-1891 (photographer) 2
O'Kelly, Elizabeth, 1915c (olonial officer) 2
Parker, Frederick Hardyman, fl1890 2
Pedrotti, L, fl. 1902 (photographer) 2
Philip, b, 1921 (Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II) 2
Pickard, Sir (Cyril Stanley, b 1917, Knight, British High Commissioner of Pakistan) 2
Platé and Co 2
Robinson, Wren, fl1928 - 1981 2
Roth, Henry Ling, 1855 - 1925 (ethnologist) 2
S H Parsons and Sons (1871-1933) (photographers) 2
Sedgwick, Thomas E, 1929 2
Smith, James Carmichael, 1852 - 1919 2
Stuart, Sir (Colin Campbell, 1885-1972, Knight and civil servant) 2
Sueur, Robert W Le, fl1921 - 2001 2
Tengely, Philip Louis, 1875 2
Thompson, David, 1770 - 1857 (explorer and geographer) 2
University of Sydney 2
W L H Skeen and Co (1860-1920) (photographers) 2
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