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A.B. Brewster photograph album

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3091I
Scope and Contents

200 x 150 mm. modern copies of original prints.

Dates: 2006
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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An appreciation of the life of William French (1897-1960) soldier, naturalist and adventurer extraordinaire

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 381
Scope and Contents The collection was compiled by Allan Allison, Carlisle City Museum Assistant (1956-66) and Senior Nature Reserve Warden with Nature Conservancy Scotland (1968-78), who became acquainted with French during the final years of his life. At its heart are ten original letters (approximately 60 pages with photocopied duplicates) written by French to his lifelong friend Ernest Blezard, Curator of Natural History, Carlisle City Museum (1926-1966):1-2 Australia 19253 Solomon Islands...
Dates: 1925 - 2012
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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Archives of the Royal Commonwealth Society

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ARCS
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the institutional records of the society. Major sections relate to its organisation and administration, charters and rules, membership, the construction and renovation of its headquarters in London, and the extension of branches within the United Kingdom and throughout the British Empire and Commonwealth. The archives also document the society’s many cultural, educational and philanthropic initiatives, often undertaken as collaborative projects with other...
Dates: 1868 - 1990
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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Childers papers

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 37
Scope and Contents

Political papers relating to Childers' public career and private papers concerning his family, first wife Emily (nee Walker, 1827-1875) and their eight children.

Dates: 1683 - 1950
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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Christy collection of photographs on Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A
Scope and Contents Contains loose photographs relating to various of Christy's travels; some photographs are his own and some are by professional photographers. Subjects include: scenes on the Nile including pyramids; railway views in Kenya; rubber trees and cultivation in Nigeria, Uganda and the Cameroons; scenes in the Congo including sufferers of sleeping sickness and ethnic groups of Central Africa of shorter than average height described as Pygmies; scenes in India; scenes from travels in Norway,...
Dates: 1880 - 1913
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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C.J.S. Faulder Vol. III 1876-80 [Faulder Album of India 1876-1880]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022T
Scope and Contents

Disbound album, containing albumen prints of various sizes. The contents include family photographs, scenes of the outward voyage (including France, Italy and Egypt), views in India including the 1877 Delhi Durbar, portraits and groups, including theatrical ones, maps and newspaper clippings (non photographic items are unnumbered). Also included is an envelope containing some of, what appears to be the original captions cut from the album. The collection is well captioned.

Dates: 1876 - 1880
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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Cruise of H.M.S. 'Lancaster'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011HHH
Scope and Contents Album of photographs by various photographers inscribed 'H.M.S. Lancaster; Mediterranean Photographic Album: Diary of Events and Important Places Visited during the Commission 1910-1912' on the cover. This album was the property of Sydney Harold Liddle, whose name also appears on the front cover.There are two unnumbered plates followed by 190 prints, 140 x 97 mm numbered from 9 to 197, followed by a further unnumbered print. There is no indication as to why numbers 1-8 are not...
Dates: 1910 - 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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Diana Hartley Indian Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022NNN
Scope and Contents Album of photographs relating to Miss Hartley's nursing activities in India, and places visited by her. These photographs are chiefly amateur snapshots taken by Miss Hartley or her friends and are 70 x 110 mm or smaller, unless otherwise stated; a few have been enlarged to post card size and there are also some commercially produced post cards which are so identified. Number 120 to 136 were taken by a missionary, and are her copyright. The descriptions of the photographs are drawn partly...
Dates: 1935 - 1944
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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Dobinson Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 359
Scope and Contents

Personal papers, photographs, books and news cuttings relating to the Dobinsons' work and travel in England and East Africa.

Dates: 1891 - 1957
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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Ernest Gedge Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468K
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs by Ernest Gedge comprising:(1) 81 prints, probably made in the 1920s. All these prints relate to the Jackson/Gedge Expedition of 1888-91 (see below). 80 are from negatives in the Royal Geographical Society and one from the negatives now in RCS (iii). Some new prints were obtained from the Royal Geographical Society in place of originals which had been stolen.(2) 1 print not in the above collection and taken from the RGS negative.(3) 11 glass...
Dates: 1880 - 1902
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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H.A. Douglas Indian collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022ZZ-MMM
Scope and Contents This collection spans the whole of Douglas's career, reflecting both his military service, his family and friends, and his hobbies. His son recalls him as a keen sportsman, joining in the 'Boys v Fathers' Match at his prep school, and reminiscing about the hunting trophies which hung on the walls of his house in Paris. He was an enthusiastic polo player, and an amateur actor in plays and the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. All these are reflected in the albums, as well as his activities as a...
Dates: 1890 - 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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Imperial Forestry Institute, Oxford, Group Photograph, 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011Z
Scope and Contents

Mounted print, 297 x 229 mm, showing a posed group of 38 staff and students, including both men and women. 'Imperial Forestry Institute Oxford 1926' is printed on the mount and the majority of those in the Group, including the Director of the Institute from 1924 to 1935, Robert Scott Troup (1874-1939), are identified in pencil on the reverse.

Dates: 1926
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 (Hanmer Collection)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022MM-PP
Scope and Contents Manuscript diary illustrated with albumen prints, two albums, and loose prints. This material all relates to the Lovett and Egerton families. The following indicates the main individuals concerned:Col. Thomas Heaton Lovett (1871-1892) of Belmont (later Henlle Hall) Salop, had a brother John Richard (see Y3022PP/13), and four sons and six daughters. Of these:The eldest son, Hubert Richard (1854-1908), was educated at Cheltenham College and joined the 60th Rifles in 1873. ...
Dates: 1875 - 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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Inter-University Council Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011WW
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs (various dates, sizes and photographers) and slides with a few leaflets, a file of correspondence, and some title cards as described below. The collection appears to have been assembled chiefly for publicity purposes and there is a file of correspondence requesting photographic and other material. Some of the photographs are mounted on cards for display, but the majority are loose prints stored in folders. There are also a few albums. The main subjects are the...
Dates: 1946 - 1986
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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Irvine Kempt Nicol Postcard Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089EE
Dates: 1920 - 1929
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 Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302M
Scope and Contents This collection comprises an album containing 187 photographs and a further 25 loose prints. Its creator is unknown, but he is likely to have been a British soldier, probably of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Norfolk Regiment, identified by the uniforms and insignia of the colour party which appears in Y302M/188. He may have been a member of the battalion’s drum corps and band, since there are several images of its members. Those photographs which are dated cover the period 1927 to 1935. ...
Dates: 1927 - 1937
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 [England], Samoa and Hawaii from the Powell Collections

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309B
Scope and Contents An album containing mounted photographs of various sizes, generally uncaptioned. Inside the front cover of the album is written: 'Taken by Wilfred Powell, Deputy Commissioner for the Western Pacific of Samoa,' but the photographs were probably also taken by members of his family - and by the commercial photographer J. Davis of Apia, who died in 1903. Davis’s shop appears in Y309B/50. Little information is given with regard to locations and events, and many of the captions composed must be...
Dates: 1885 - 1890
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 Mubin Sheppard

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3031P
Scope and Contents The majority of the photographs relate to the early stages of Sheppard’s career with the Malayan Civil Service. They illustrate his accommodation; varied range of work in Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Perak and Terengganu; Malay and European colleagues; official events, military service, travel and recreation. A number of prints are uncaptioned and have been provided with tentative titles in square brackets and approximate dates. The images begin with Sheppard's arrival in Jan. 1928...
Dates: 1928 - 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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Photographs of the Royal Commonwealth Society

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCS
Scope and Contents Collection of more than 2000 prints, transparencies, photocopies, and half-tone illustrations relating to the Royal Colonial Institute, Royal Empire Society, Royal Commonwealth Society and depicting individuals, buildings, and events. The number is inexact; some additional items have been inserted in the numerical sequences, a few single entries cover an album (e.g. VIII 1) or sheets of prints (e.g. V (e) 13-16) and new items are added from time to time. A guide to collections of...
Dates: 1882 - 1989
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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Reminiscences

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022EEEE
Scope and Contents Typescript autobiography by the Reverend Worthington Jukes illustrated with photographs, mostly stuck in but a few loose. The spine is lettered 'Afghan Reminscences' but the title page reads 'Reminiscences of Missionary Work in Amritsar 1872-1873 and on the Afghan Frontier in Peshawar 1873-1890'. This volume was written in the months following his retirement and typed by Jukes himself. It is a top copy, illustrated with photographs, postcards, maps and other items, and although there is a...
Dates: 1925 - 1936
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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Royal Colonial Institute Freemasonry Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 390
Scope and Contents

A collection of books, pamphlets and ephemera relating to Freemasonry.

Dates: 1917 - 1956
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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Royal Tour of Commonwealth 1953-54

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011EEE
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs by various photographers. Captions are derived from information on the back of some photographs and from official programmes and published books on the tour.H.M. King George VI was anxious to undertake a major post-war tour of the Commonwealth, but was prevented by ill-health. It was therefore agreed that H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth and H.R.H. Duke of Edinburgh would travel to East Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and they flew from London airport on the...
Dates: 1953 - 1954
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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School Empire Tours Record 1927-1939

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011FFF
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs, by various photographers, relating to School Empire Tours, probably compiled by Miss Margaret Best. All the prints are captioned and some also have dates and places written on the back in Miss Best's hand.It should be noted that most of the images show groups of the participants, either before setting out or in the country concerned, but there is very little to show their activities - the 1932 tour to Canada is the best in this respect. It is clear from...
Dates: 1927 - 1939
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 Campbell Stuart Photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011CCC
Scope and Contents

Framed photographs, photographers unknown, forming part of the Sir Campbell Stuart collection. They are in uniform black and gold frames, with titles on wooden labels.

Dates: 1928 - 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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