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Clearing a fallen tree, East Africa (?Mombasa)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468X
Scope and Contents

A collection of three uncaptioned loose prints measuring approximately 210 x 150 mm. There is no indication with the prints of what they depict and their source is unknown. The pictures illustrate attempts to remove a tree which has fallen across the path of a narrow gauge rail track. From the smallness of the line, it is possible that this is the trolley line on Mombasa Island.

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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From west to east through Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 123
Scope and Contents An illustrated diary of Christopher Barlow's journey from Kano, 23 February 1928, through French Equatorial Africa, Belgium Congo, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, arriving at Mombasa on 27 March, a total of nearly 3,500 miles. On pages iii-iv is a list of journeys undertaken by Barlow, 9 March 1927-19 February 1928. The volume includes thirty inserted photographs, as well as a copy of Barlow's entry in the 'Nigeria Civil Service list', 1929, and a letter to the Librarian of the Royal Empire...
Dates: 1928 - 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).
 Fonds

Mombasa and Uganda railway construction

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468J
Scope and Contents

Album of mounted images photographed by William D. Young. Inside the front cover reads: 'Presented by the Commonwealth Institute 1971.' The captions have been used as titles and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.

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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