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Views of Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B
Scope and Contents

An album containing albumen prints by a number of photographers, including W.L.H. Skeen and Co., Joseph Lawton, and Colombo Apothecaries Company.

This is an important collection whose subjects include the Colombo-Kandy railway construction; archaeological views of Polonnaruwa and Anaradhapura; the tea industry; views of Colombo; and Perahera celebrations, Kandy. There are also 11 photographs of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kandy in 1897.

Dates: 1860 - 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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Views of Hanoi and Haiphong [i.e. Hà Noi and Hai Phòng], 1890s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302C
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints measuring approximately 165 x 120 mm. The prints are captioned in pencil on the reverse. The collection consists of two identical sets of six views (each set containing three views of Hanoi and three of Haiphong). The photographs from each location may be by different photographers.

Dates: 1890 - 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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Views of Hong Kong, China and Japan

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377C
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose albumen prints. These topographical views cover Hong Kong, the Chinese Treaty ports (a good selection of material from Shanghai) and Japan. Many of the Japanese prints are hand-coloured. It appears in the Supplement to the Library Catalogue published in 1901.

Dates: 1880 - 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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Views of India

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022B
Scope and Contents Collection of albumen prints by various photographers. The prints are of various sizes and show views of Europe, Malta in 1860 (numbers 12-26), Middle East and India. Numbers 93-145 relate to a visit to India in 1880, although the prints themselves are views taken in the 1860s mainly by Samuel Bourne. The majority of the prints have handwritten captions. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles composed by the cataloguer are enclosed in square...
Dates: 1860 - 1869
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 Japan

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3039A
Scope and Contents

An album containing hand-coloured albumen prints. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of their creation. Titles composed by the cataloguer have been enclosed in square brackets.

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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Views of Kuching and Labuan, 1890s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3035C
Scope and Contents

Loose albumen prints, measuring approximately 270 x 185 mm, captioned and numbered in the negative.

Dates: 1890 - 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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Visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to Hongkong [i.e. Hong Kong] in 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3038B
Scope and Contents A printed book compiled from local journals and other sources, with prints of photographs by John Thomson inserted.Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1834-1900), second son of Queen Victoria, served in the Royal Navy, and in 1866 was promoted Captain. From 1867-68 he commanded HMS 'Galatea' on an extensive cruise which was cut short when he was wounded in Sydney. After returning to the U.K., 'Galatea' sailed for the Far East, and in the course of this cruise visited Hong Kong from...
Dates: 1869
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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Vocabulary of Bajau

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 106
Scope and Contents

A vocabulary of Bajau (Sra) as spoken by the Bajans of the East Coast of British North Borneo, 84 pages, containing English and Bajan words in parallel columns, in alphabetical order of English. Some pencilled notes give the Tempasuk equivalent of certain words.

Dates: 1914-12
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.A. Davis Retirement Photograph 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303M
Scope and Contents Framed photograph measuring 425 x 180 mm (print) and 590 x 260 mm (frame).It shows a group of 76 individuals (presumably Davis and his staff) outside a building. On the back is a label 'Presented to W.A. Davis Esq: Supdt. of Appln Surveys, on the eve of his retirement by the Staff of the Application and Field Sheet Departments. Surveyor General's Office. Colombo, 8th. May 1935'. William Arthur Davis, P.A.S.I., born in 1889, joined the Survey Department in Ceylon in 1913. He was...
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).
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Watercolours of British India

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 394
Scope and Contents 22 watercolours (195 x 125 mm or the reverse); two pencil, and one pen and ink sketches; and one albumen print. Originally these items were loosely mounted in an album measuring 235 x 183 mm, but have been removed and individually sleeved for reasons of conservation. Nothing is known of the artist or provenance of the album, which is thought to date from the mid-nineteenth century and has been associated with Karachi and the surrounding region. Karachi was captured by the British East India...
Dates: 1850
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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Weatherstone Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 365
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of reproductions and originals of nineteenth-century prints, postcards, early and modern photographs, and watercolours which feature in two books on the tea industry written by John Weatherstone. Weatherstone’s works are distinguished for the wealth of their illustrations, which vividly bring to life the planter’s working and living conditions.

Dates: 1830 - 2008
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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Wei Hai Wei [i.e. Weihai] circa 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30382A
Scope and Contents

Photographs measuring 145 x 100 mm.

Dates: 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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Yesterday, today, and Toodyay

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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India (nation) 119
Malaysia (nation) 56
Sri Lanka (nation) 53
Africa (continent) 51
Europe (continent) 48
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China (nation) 39
Pakistan (nation) 37
United Kingdom (nation) 30
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Egypt (nation) 24
Singapore (nation) 22
Indonesia (nation) 18
Malay Archipelago (general region) 18
Singapore (inhabited place) 18
Australia (nation) 17
England (country) 17
Hong Kong (administrative region) 17
New Zealand (nation) 17
British Isles (island group) 16
Great Britain (island) 15
Myanmar (nation) 15
Uganda (nation) 15
Yemen (nation) 15
Malay Peninsula (peninsula) 14
Tanzania (nation) 14
France (nation) 13
Ghana (nation) 13
Japan (nation) 13
Nigeria (nation) 13
West Indies (archipelago) 13
Jamaica (nation) 12
Kenya (nation) 12
Cyprus (nation) 11
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Madeira (autonomous region) 4
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Names
Christy, Cuthbert, 1863 - 1932 (explorer and zoologist) 3
Penn, Albert Thomas Watson, 1849-1924 (photographer) 3
Alexander, John Abercromby, 1854 (forester) 2
Best, Margaret Mary, 1872 - 1941 2
British Overseas Airways Corporation 2
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British, Association of Malaysia and Singapore 2
Burke, Norah Aileen, 1907 (novelist) 2
Copeland, A E, fl1917 - 1918 2
Corner, Edred John Henry, 1906 - 1996 (Botanist) 2
Cust, Robert Needham, 1821 - 1909 (orientalist) 2
Drake, Bernard L, fl1955 - 1961 (civil servant) 2
Fisher, Alfred Hugh, 1867 -1945 (artist and photographer) 2
Frith, Francis, 1822 -1898 (photographer) 2
G R Lambert and Co (fl. 1875-1919) (photographers) 2
George, V, 1865 - 1936 (King of Great Britain and Ireland) 2
Goepel, John, 1906 2
Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Central Office of Information 2
Great Britain. Colonial Office. Visual Instruction Committee 2
Hartley, Diana, 1894 - 1986 (nursing administrator in India) 2
Laing, John William (b c 1846) 2
Lovett, Hubert Richard, 1854 - 1908 (army officer) 2
Newton, Lillian Allan, 1894 - 1977 2
Platé and Co 2
Royal Commonwealth Society 2
W L H Skeen and Co (1860-1920) (photographers) 2
Waterman, Alan Gardner (1882-1953, Lieutenant-Colonel) 2
Wickramesekere, W de S, fl1835 - 1853 2
Williams, Frederic Thesiger, 1861 - 1902 (Major) 2
Abdul, Halim Muazzam Shah, 1927 (Sultan of Kedah) 1
Angerer, C, fl1884 (photographer) 1
Arnott, Marmaduke Henry, fl. 1881-1913 (engineer and photographer) 1
Arthur, Sir (Oswald Raynor, 1905-1973, Knight and colonial administrator) 1
Bagnall, Sir (John, 1888-1954, Knight) 1
Beach, William R, fl1869c (lergyman) 1
Becker, E, fl1910 (photographer) 1
Bedford, Francis, 1816 -1894 (photographer) 1
Boesinger, Philip, fl1897 1
Bombay Club 1
Bourne and Shepherd (1865-) (photographers) 1
British Association 1
Brittain, Henry Ernest (Harry), 1873-1974) 1
Brown, Sir (Frank Herbert, 1868-1959, Knight, author and journalist) 1
Brown, William Carnegie, fl1882 - 1903 1
Bryson, Hugh Patterson, 1898 - 1977 1
Buckley, Thomas Alfred, fl1936 - 1957 (soils chemist) 1
Caldecott, Sir (Andrew, 1884-1951, Knight) 1
Carter, William Langham (1869-1940) 1
Chadwick, Dora, 1968 (nursing administrator in India) 1
Chancellor, Alexander Richard, 1869 - 1959 (Inspector-General of Police) 1
Chand, A, fl1850 - 1950 (photographer) 1
Chatterjee, Atul Chandra, 1874 1
Church Missionary Society 1
Clementi, Sir (Cecil, 1875-1947, Knight and colonial administrator) 1
Cobham, Claude Delaval, 1842 - 1915 1
Concannon, Thomas Arthur Lawrence, fl1950 - 1959 (town planner) 1
Cook, Richard Martin Oscar, fl1914 - 1939 1
Coronation Studio 1
Cottingham, Frederick T Hill (fl 1921-1935) 1
Cunynghame, Sir (Percy, 1867-1941, 10th Baronet) 1
Davies, Herbert Howel, 1872 - 1910 1
Dickson, Gerald William, fl1890 - 1971 (missionary) 1
Douglas, Herbert Archibald, 1874 - 1941 1
E Carletti and Co. (fl.1878) (photographers) 1
Edwards, John, fl1786 - 1788 (Royal Naval Captain) 1
Elizabeth, II, 1926 (Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) 1
Elsy, R, fl1880 - 1889 1
Eyre, Sir (Vincent, 1811-1881, Knight and General) 1
Falconer, John, 1951 (Curator of photographs, British Library) 1
Faulder, Cecil Joseph Salkeld, 1904 1
Faviell, William Frederick, 1822 - 1902 (railway engineer) 1
Fernando, Constantius, fl1962c (lergyman) 1
Fevre, Thomas Le, fl1907 - 1918 (surveyor) 1
Garrett, Kathleen I, fl1936 - 1950 1
Gilmour, Thomas Lennox, 1859 - 1936 (journalist) 1
Gordon, Sir (Charles Alexander, 1820-1899, Knight) 1
Graham, Robert Blackall, b. 1838 (Colonel) 1
Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Ministry of Defence 1
Griffin, Sir (Lepel Henry, 1838-1908, Knight, Indian civil servant) 1
Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators 1
Haig, Gerard Beatrice, 1887 (née Creagh) 1
Haig, Neil Wolseley, 1868 - 1926 (Major-General) 1
Hartog, Sir (Philip(pe) Joseph, 1864-1947, educationist) 1
Hinde, Hildegarde Beatrice, 1959 (née Ginsburg) 1
Hodgson (fl 1783-1785) 1
Hone, Sir (Herbert Ralph, 1896-1992, Knight, Major General, colonial administrator) 1
Hose, Charles, 1863-1929 (civil servant) 1
Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas 1
International Civil Aviation Organisation 1
Ipphas (fl 1952, photographer) 1
Jehangir, Sorabji, fl1889 (Chief Magistrate of Baroda) 1
Johnson and Henderson (fl. 1852-1860) (photographers) 1
Jones, Theodora Eyton (c 1890-1975) 1
Jukes, Worthington, 1849 - 1937 (missionary) 1
Killie, C A, fl. 1895-1900 (clergyman) 1
Lang, Sean, 1960 1
Law, Edward, 1790 - 1871 (Earl of Ellenborough, Governor General of India) 1
Lawrence, Peter Stafford Hayden, 1913 1
Lee, Micki Ling (Fan, fl 1998) 1
Liddle, Sydney Harold, fl1910 - 1912 1
Littledale, Harold, 1853 - 1930 1
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