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Army uniforms of the Empire and Commonwealth, 1860s-1940s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011Q
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints of various sizes, printed reproductions and other ephemera relating to the uniforms of overseas military units. The prints are by various photographers. The file also includes a photocopy copy of Tylden's Royal Commonwealth Society Library Talk - 'The history of the overseas armed forces' (10 April 1960).

Dates: 1860 - 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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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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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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Dedication of Jamaica War Memorial 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073F
Scope and Contents

Collection of uncaptioned photographs by Cleary and Elliott, Kingston, Jamaica. The Memorial, a cross of island stone in front of the East Block of the Public Buildings in Kingston, was unveiled and dedicated on Armistice Day, 11 November 1922. Details for each photograph are derived from an accompanying Order of Service and the Jamaica Annual Report 1922.

Dates: 1922-11-11
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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First settlement of the maritime nations

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 265
Scope and Contents

'The first settlement of the maritime nations in the Spanish Antilles', a M.A. thesis for the University of London, 212 pages, with maps.

Dates: 1916
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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Fisher photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher
Scope and Contents Collection of 29 albums consisting of approximately 3864 photographs taken or collected by A.H. Fisher for the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee 1907-1910. The numbering of the collection is problematic and details are provided for each separate album. Photographers: Some of the names which appear are:Hutchins: donor of some photographs of India, but not otherwise identifiedFirebrace: donor of some photographs of India, but not otherwise identifiedRighi: ...
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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Greg album of photographs of Jamaica and Dominica, 1880s-1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307H
Scope and Contents An album containing prints with handwritten captions, breaking down into geographical locations:1-18, 21, 34: general views in Jamaica, in good condition, mainly measuring approximately 215 x 135 mm, commercial work. The first prints show scenes at the Jamaica Exhibition of 1891 and the other photographs may have been purchased at this time: they were certainly taken, however, in the 1880s, since several are duplicates of material in Y307A, an album compiled in that decade. ...
Dates: 1880 - 1897
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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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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Inter-University Council Slides

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011KKK
Scope and Contents A collection of coloured slides, 18 of which measure 40 x 40 mm, the remainder 35 mm, all mounted 50 x 50 mm, relating to Commonwealth Universities, with the exception of 33 of non-Commonwealth Universities which were, however, associated with the Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas (IUC). Many, though not all, were taken by Ian Maxwell, formerly Deputy Director of IUC. Though some have minimal identification, others have substantial annotations on the mounts. ...
Dates: 1946 - 1991
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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Jamaica 1959-1982

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073E
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints intended for the exhibition 'Commonwealth in Focus' but received too late for inclusion. The subjects into which the collection is divided were chosen by the National Library of Jamaica, and are based on the headings used for the sections of the 'Commonwealth in Focus' exhibition. All measure either 250 x 200 mm or 370 x 300 mm. Various photographers.

Dates: 1959 - 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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Lady Swettenham collection (Malaya and Jamaica)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3031C
Scope and Contents

Photographs by various photographers and three other items. They relate to the career of James Alexander Swettenham, who, after serving in Ceylon and Cyprus, became Colonial Secretary in Singapore in 1895. He was Governor of British Guyana 1901-1904 and of Jamaica 1904-1907. His period in Singapore coincided with the service in Malaya of his more famous brother, Sir Frank Swettenham. Their father was James Oldham Swettenham, Solicitor of Belper.

Dates: 1880 - 1953
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 Commonwealth West Indies. circa 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307D
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose photographs in two sizes: approximately 190 x 140 mm and 255 x 195 mm. The prints have captions pasted to their backs. The collection shows towns and tourist spots in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, Antigua and Grenada. Photographs by BOAC, plus one print by the Jamaica Tourist Board.

Dates: 1967
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 West Indies

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307A
Scope and Contents An album of predominantly commercial photographs of varying size. Each photograph is mounted on the album page with a short typescript caption beside it. These captions appear to have been added at a later date. A small number of the photographs are professional prints and have captions within them as well. The photographs are chiefly views of places in the West Indies, together with a few portraits. They mainly show Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Guyana but the album also includes images of...
Dates: 1880 - 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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Picturesque Jamaica

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073G
Scope and Contents Volume of 'mezzotypes', apparently a collotype process, from photographs by V.P. Parkhurst of Kingston, Jamaica. The pictures are 178 x 228 mm, on leaves 265 x 355 mm, and have printed captions. The spine is lettered 'Picturesque Jamaica'. Frank Cundall notes that five parts only were published, though ten were projected (Cundall 1895, p.33); elsewhere, he notes 'The scenes, which are typical of the eastern half of the island ... are accompanied by descriptive letterpress, appreciative of...
Dates: 1887
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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Progress in the Colonies, 1940s-1950s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011R
Scope and Contents A collection of prints produced by the Central Office of Information. The prints measure approximately 165 x 115 mm and have typewritten captions pasted onto the reverse. A sheet of paper with the prints gives the title: 'Progress in the Colonies. Rejected photographs'. This selection appears to be part of a larger series of prints -the captions are often numbered and frequently make references to 'Feature Sets'. The photographs illustrate post-war developments in agriculture,...
Dates: 1940 - 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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Sir Daniel Morris Collection: Views in Jamaica

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073D
Scope and Contents

An album containing prints, most measuring approximately 240 x 180 mm, the majority captioned in Morris' hand. The captions 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. Photographer(s) unknown.

Dates: 1879 - 1886
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 Daniel Morris Collection: West Indian views

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307G
Scope and Contents A collection of loose prints of various sizes. Not all are captioned. Titles composed for the catalogue are enclosed in square brackets. The collection includes photographs by J.F. Coonley (1-13), Adolphe Duperly (15-19), Norton Brothers (32-33), Tempest Anderson (34-35) and others unknown. The geographical areas represented in the photographs break down thus: 1-13, Nassau; 14, Barbados; 15-20, Jamaica; 21, St Lucia; 22-26, Antigua; 27, St Kitts; 28-31, Dominica; 32-34, St Vincent; 35,...
Dates: 1879 - 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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Views in Jamaica, circa 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073C
Scope and Contents

A collection photographed by Lewis W. Clemens. It contains 14 photographs mounted on paper, with a short typewritten descriptive text (of the original 19 prints, 5 are missing) from which the titles have been taken. The photographs measure approximately 100 x 75 mm.

Dates: 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 St. Andrew's Mountains, Jamaica. 1890s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073A
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints measuring approximately 245 x 195 mm and with pencilled captions on the reverse. The prints show scenes in the mountains immediately north of Kingston. Photographed by J.W.C. Brennan (6 is stamped by Brennan on the reverse; it is assumed that the other prints are by him).

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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Morris, Sir (Daniel, 1844-1933, Knight) 2
Brennan, J W C, fl. 1895-1916 (photographer) 1
Christy, Cuthbert, 1863 - 1932 (explorer and zoologist) 1
Clemens, Lewis W, fl. 1900-1909 (photographer) 1
Day, Percy Wilfred, fl1916 1

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