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African villages and townships in Rhodesia [Zimbabwe]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052I
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Collection of loose prints measuring approximately 21 x 150 mm., with typewritten captions pasted to the reverse of the prints. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found.

Dates: 1966
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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Alexander Russell Rhodesia [i.e. Zimbabwe] photographs 1900-7

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052D
Scope and Contents Collection of 5 " x 4 " copy negatives from an album containing twelve prints measuring approximately 155 x 110 mm, with letterpress captions printed beneath the photographs (in some cases different photographs have been inserted and the captions amended). The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. The album, created by Telegraphist and Postmaster Alexander Russell, offers an interesting visual record of Salisbury and the surrounding areas in...
Dates: 1900 - 1907
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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Alexander Russell Southern Rhodesia [i.e. Zimbabwe] photographs, 1900-1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052C
Scope and Contents The collection consists of modern 5" x 4" copy negatives from an album containing twenty prints measuring approximately 155 x 110 mm, with handwritten captions on the mounts in Russell's hand. The captions have been recorded as found and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. An inscription on the inside cover reads: 'To Jack with best wishes for a prosperous future from Alec 1.1.02.' ...
Dates: 1900 - 1901
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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Articles from 'The Field'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 322
Scope and Contents Ten volumes of cuttings from 'The field', including a few articles from other publications, and loose cuttings concerning the Malay Peninsula. The volumes concern countries throughout the world, but in particular Australia, British East Africa (Kenya), Canada, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Rhodesia, South Africa, Uganda, United States and the West Indies. The articles cover a wide range of subjects, including administration, agriculture, the British Empire, climate, colonisation,...
Dates: 1888 - 1921
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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Bob Le Sueur in East and Southern Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 200
Scope and Contents

A diary describing Le Sueur's time in Africa, November 1997 - April 1998, 190 pages with a two-page index. The volume covers the journey out (pp. 1-3), Kenya (4-65), Tanzania (65-85), Malawi (65-98), Zimbabwe (99-113), Namibia (113-125), South Africa (126-152, 157-172 and 174-184), Lesotho (152-157), Swaziland (172-174) and the journey home (184-188).

Dates: 2000
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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Central Office of Information photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/COI
Scope and Contents The collection comprises twenty-three boxes of photographs and thirty boxes plus one file of negatives. The majority of photographs are of Heads of Government, meetings and other conferences held in the U.K; conferences leading to constitutional progress and, in most cases, independence, of individual countries; visitors from overseas including those training in the U.K; and organisations, exhibitions etc., in the U.K. relating to the Commonwealth. Most were taken by COI...
Dates: 1948 - 1987
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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Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee water colours

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 195
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A series of watercolours commissioned from the Rhodesian artist Mrs Gilbert Stephenson to be used in colouring lantern slides to illustrate the fifth handbook, A.J. Sargent, 'South Africa: seven lectures (London, 1914). Stephenson had been recommended by the British South Africa Company.

Dates: 1913 - 1914
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 session of the first Parliament of Southern Rhodesia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052N
Scope and Contents One print measuring 286 x 223 mm. mounted on board with an identifying caption beneath. Formal group portrait of Rhodesia's first members of Parliament. The country's administration was run by the British South African Company as the original holder of the Settlement Charter until September 12 1923 (the 33rd anniversary of the Pioneer Column's arrival at Fort Salisbury) when the country was granted responsible government as a British Colony and Sir Charles Coghlan became first...
Dates: 1924
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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Funeral of Cecil John Rhodes, April 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052M
Scope and Contents An album containing prints measuring approximately 285 x 220 mm. with letterpress captions pasted onto the bottoms of the prints. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. The majority of the prints are signed in the negative. With the album is a booklet containing the order of service, the whole contained in a folder bound in hide. Rhodes died on 26 March 1902 and, after a period of lying in state in Cape Town, the body was transported thence by train to...
Dates: 1902-04
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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General views of Rhodesia [i.e. Zimbabwe]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052H
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Collection of loose prints, the majority mounted on card and measuring approximately 240 x 190 mm., with typewritten captions pasted on the mounts. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found.

Dates: 1959 - 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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Henry Rudland Rhodesia [i.e. Zimbabwe] photographs, 1914-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052F
Scope and Contents Collection of loose prints consisting of fifteen snapshots, most measuring approximately 85 x 55 mm., and eight postcards (original prints). The photographs have explanatory captions on the reverse; the postcards, which are stamped and postmarked on the print rather than on the reverse, were sent to Rudland's parents, Alderman and Mrs. H. Rudland of Sunderland, from the British South Africa Police Depot at Salisbury. Photographers unknown, but probably Henry Rudland and...
Dates: 1914 - 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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Industry, Agriculture and scenery in Rhodesia [i.e. Zimbabwe]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052G
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Collection of loose prints, most mounted on card and measuring approximately 205 x 150 mm with typewritten captions pasted to the mounts. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Prints 3 and 7 are by Ronald D.K. Hadden and British Overseas Airways Corporation (B.O.A.C.) respectively.

Dates: 1954 - 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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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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Letters from Agnes Loxton in Zimbabwe

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 230
Scope and Contents

Letters written by Agnes Loxton to her cousin Michael Warren in England, 1970-1987, giving an insight into the political situation for whites in Bulawayo. There is also an abstract of the letters prepared by Professor Michael Warren, biographical details about Agnes Loxton and her family and three newspaper cuttings on Zimbabwe of 15-21 November 2001. The papers are accompanied by two letters from Professor Warren to the R.C.S., 31 December 2001 and 12 October 2002.

Dates: 1970 - 2001
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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Marjorie Barnard Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 363
Scope and Contents

Papers and photographs related to Barnard's life and work in Nigeria and subsequent travels in Africa.

Dates: 1930 - 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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Modern Commonwealth photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/MC
Scope and Contents This broad heading has been used to cover a substantial collection of loose prints, dating chiefly from the period 1960-1982, but including a few of earlier date. The majority come from the files of the RCS journal known successfully as ‘United Empire,’ ‘Commonwealth Journal,’ and ‘Commonwealth,’ in which some were published, but there are also items obtained for inclusion in the exhibition ‘Commonwealth in Focus’ in 1982 and these are indicated by CIF and the catalogue number in the...
Dates: 1936 - 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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Newscuttings on Africa and South East Asia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 323
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The principal part of the collection is a set of thirteen scrapbooks of newscuttings relating to East Africa, particularly Kenya and Tanganyika. The rest of the collection consists of a volume of cuttings relating to post-war trading opportunities in Nigeria and three scrapbooks concerning rubber and mining in South East Asia.

Dates: 1914 - 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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Newscuttings on East Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 182
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Cuttings from the 'East African Standard' and other publications on events in Kenya, Uganda and Rhodesia, particularly the Mau Mau disturbances. Most of the cuttings have been pasted into the binder in chronological order, but some are loose.

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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Newscuttings on East Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 330
Scope and Contents Seventy-nine pages of newscuttings from 'The Beira News and East Coast Chronicle' concerning East Africa, particularly its industry and commerce. The principal topics are the maize market, Zambesi coalfields, the political and economic future of Rhodesia, including the role of the British South Africa Company in the region, Nyasaland tobacco, and the development of ports and railways, notably at Beira and in Rhodesia. Other countries featured in the scrapbook include the Belgian Congo,...
Dates: 1922-09-18 - 1925-08-21
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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Northern Rhodesia papers

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 348
Scope and Contents

Material relating to Sugg's career in Northern Rhodesia, with some later papers.

Dates: 1910 - 1997
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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Occupation of Mashonaland

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A
Scope and Contents Album of carbon prints, originally belonging to Sir Leander Starr Jameson and has his signature. The album contains the results of William Ellerton Fry's work documenting the British South Africa Company's occupation of Mashonaland. It is not known how many copies of this album were produced; fewer than twenty are known to survive. The photographs were reproduced in smaller format but with some introductory matter, by Books of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo in 1982. It may be noted that this gives...
Dates: 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 India and Southern Rhodesia [i.e. Zimbabwe], 1890s-1930s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022HH
Scope and Contents A collection of prints of various sizes. A number of the earlier prints have evidently been removed from the pages of an album. The collection is divided up as follows:1-19 Views in India (Mussoorie, Muttra and Hurdwar), 1890s-1900s, mainly commercial work but with some amateur snapshots20-26 Postcards of India, early 1900s27-37 Snapshots of Southern Rhodesia, 1920s-1930sMost of the prints have contemporary captions, and many in addition have titles written at a...
Dates: 1890 - 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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Photographs of Mashonaland and Matabeleland

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052B
Scope and Contents An album containing mounted prints measuring approximately 240 x 180 mm, with captions beneath the prints written in a fine copperplate hand. The photographs show scenes taken between June and September 1890 during the Pioneer trek in what was later to be Southern Rhodesia (currently Zimbabwe). On July 9 1891, soon after his return to England, Surridge delivered a lecture to the Royal Colonial Institute, entitled 'Matabeleland and Mashonaland'. This talk was illustrated with lantern...
Dates: 1890-06 - 1890-09
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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Rhodesia-Nyasaland [i.e. Zimbabwe-Malawi] Royal Commission Photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052L
Scope and Contents Collection of prints inserted in a bound copy of the Rhodesia-Nyasaland Royal Commission Report (Cmd. 5949) 1939. Written on the title page is 'Illustrated with the Chairman's snapshot photographs.' Plate 1 is inside the front cover; the remainder are in pairs on sheets of paper bound into the volume at intervals. They are prints of sharp definition and high quality, mostly 140 x 90 mm, but numbers 5, 17, 18, 44, 46 and 47 are approximately 95 x 120 mm. All have hand-written captions. ...
Dates: 1938
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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