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Ugandan envoys to England

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045E
Scope and Contents Three cabinet portraits, approximately 105 x 150 mm, with letterpress captions on the mounts beneath the prints. King Mutesa I of Buganda requested the Church Missionary Society to take the three envoys seen here on a mission to Queen Victoria, with what expected result is not entirely clear. The three men left with missionaries Wilson and Felkin on May 17th 1879. On arrival in England, they were granted an audience with Queen Victoria and were duly impressed with the size and grandeur of...
Dates: 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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View of Jamestown, Saint Helena, 1870s

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482A
Scope and Contents

An albumen print, mounted on card, measuring 206 x 138 mm, captioned 'St Helena' on the mount. The view looks down from the steep hillside at the summit on which the barracks were built, and shows the buildings lining Main Street which leads into the Grand Parade. At the edge of the Parade is St James' Church, with the Castle on the further side. The Esplanade, with the Harbour beyond, is at the left of the print.

Dates: 1870 - 1879
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 Australia, Egypt, Aden, Asia and other places chiefly circa 1908-1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)
Scope and Contents The collection was originally housed in seven boxes, four of which were specially made with individual slots for slides. These were numbered 3, 6, 10 and 11 and the remaining boxes were unnumbered. Presumably these formed part of a larger collection, but nothing is known of the original owner or the fate of any other boxes. For conservation reasons, the collection has since been re-boxed. The captions given are normally those which appear on the slides themselves. They have been used as...
Dates: 1908 - 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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Views in South Africa and Mozambique, circa 1875-80

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305A
Scope and Contents

An album containing albumen prints of various sizes. The album shows views in Durban, Pietermaritzburg and a few from Mozambique. The majority of the images are briefly captioned; captions composed for untitled prints are enclosed in square brackets.

Dates: 1873 - 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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Views of India

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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 St Helena

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose blue-toned collodio-chloride prints measuring approximately 205 x 145 mm, with pencilled captions on the reverse.

Dates: 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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Visit of H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to Bermuda, 28-29 April 1959, the last step on his 3 month Commonwealth Tour

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3070E
Scope and Contents

Photographs measuring 255 x 205mm, taken by the Bermuda News Bureau.

Dates: 1959-04-28 - 1959-04-29
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 the Duke and Duchess of York to Uganda 1925

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045I
Scope and Contents Collection of loose mostly uncaptioned prints, chiefly relating to the visit of Duke and Duchess of York (later H.M. King George VI and H.M. Queen Elizabeth) to Uganda in February-March 1925. An attempt has been made to identify the photographs from the published programme of the visit, and cuttings relating to it, which were presented with the photographs, and also other printed works such as 'King George VI: his life and reign' by John Wheeler-Bennett (1958). It seems likely that...
Dates: 1925
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 and drawings of Edward Frome

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 40
Scope and Contents This is a collection of art work created by the Royal Engineer Edward Charles Frome (1802-1890). In 1929 Frome’s surviving daughter, Mrs Frank Wynne, presented some of the South Australian drawings to the Royal Empire Society through the good offices of Sir Harry Wilson, to whom she bequeathed the rest of the collection. He presented it to the society in 1931. The majority of Frome’s individual watercolours and drawings, varying in size from 250 to 450 mm, were then housed in eight...
Dates: 1827 - 1975
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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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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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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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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Faulder, Cecil Joseph Salkeld, 1904 1
Fisher, Alfred Hugh, 1867 -1945 (artist and photographer) 1
Flandrin, M, fl1930 - 1939 (photographer) 1
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Frome, Edward Charles, 1802 - 1890 (General) 1
Gedge, Ernest, 1862 - 1935 (colonial administrator) 1
George, V, 1865 - 1936 (King of Great Britain and Ireland) 1
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Gilmour, Thomas Lennox, 1859 - 1936 (journalist) 1
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Green, Donald P, fl1908 - 1909 (Engineer Commander) 1
Hamond family 1
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Hewart, Gordon, 1870 - 1943 (1st Viscount Hewart, Lord Chief Justice) 1
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