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Africa (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 96 Collections and/or Records:

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A manatee, 1911 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/6
Scope and Contents

73 x 103 mm. Showing the seal-like body of a recently captured manatee on the bank of the Niger, with Bell standing in the background.

Dates: 1911 - 1912
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Address to Chiefs, Kano, 1910-02 - 1910-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011D/138
Scope and Contents 125 x 83 mm. Showing Bell addressing a seated group of Chiefs at Kano. The photograph is undated but was probably taken during Bell's visit to Kano in February/March 1910. In Bell (1910), March 3, he describes his reception by a 'Guard of Honour of a half-company of the Mounted Infantry' and the Durbar held in which 'the Emirs of Kano, Katsena, and other minor ones ... all came up, and sat on the ground on carpets, in a semi-circle, around me and my officers, and I made a speech to...
Dates: 1910-02 - 1910-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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[Alligator of River Semliki], 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011G/17
Scope and Contents

85 x 82 mm. Showing Bell seated on the riverbank reading a newspaper with a crocodile behind him: 'After lunch I shot a croc through the head, and Gray and I took a 'faked photo' of it. We propped open its tremendous jaws and posed him so as to let it appear that he was creeping stealthily up towards me, who am seated on the grass, placidly reading a newspaper. It made me quite a realistic picture.' (Bell 1907, March 1).

Dates: 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Alligator on River Semliki [1907], 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011C/66
Scope and Contents

Showing Bell seated on the riverbank reading a newspaper with a crocodile behind him: 'After lunch I shot a croc through the head, and Gray and I took a 'faked photo' of it. We propped open its tremendous jaws and posed him so as to let it appear that he was creeping stealthily up towards me, who am seated on the grass, placidly reading a newspaper. It made me quite a realistic picture.' (Bell 1907, March 1).

Dates: 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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[Announcement of Armistice, Government House, Port Louis, November 1918], 1918-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011J/85
Scope and Contents

134 x 78 mm. A slightly blurred view looking across the flag-draped courtyard of Government House, showing Bell announcing the armistice to the crowd from the first floor verandah.

Dates: 1918-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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[Aquarium, ?Blue Bay, Mauritius], 1917 - 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011G/99
Scope and Contents

105 x 60 mm. A view of Bell in his aquarium with a small summer-house attached.

Dates: 1917 - 1924
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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[Aquarium, ?Blue Bay, Mauritius], 1917 - 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011G/100
Scope and Contents

105 x 60 mm. A view of Bell in his aquarium with a small summer-house attached.

Dates: 1917 - 1924
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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At Baie du Cap, 1919 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011K/118
Scope and Contents

80 x 110 mm. Group of four women by rock. HHB (?) on a higher level.

Dates: 1919 - 1923
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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At Ile d'Ambre, 1919 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011K/33
Scope and Contents

76 x 75 mm. Showing Bell being carried across a stream by his A.D.C. George Lightfoot and a second unidentified figure. Ile d'Ambre is situated off the NE coast of Mauritius. HHB engaged Lightfoot as his A.D.C. in August 1919.

Dates: 1919 - 1921
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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[? At Le Reduit], 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011J/66
Scope and Contents

78 x 136 mm. Showing Bell standing on the bank of a river, probably at Le Reduit.

Dates: 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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[At Mbarara], 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011G/14
Scope and Contents

85 x 82 mm. Showing Bell being carried head high on a wooden stretcher by four white robed Africans, presumably servants of Kahaya.

Dates: 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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At Mbarara [1907], 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011C/37
Scope and Contents

Showing Bell being carried head high on a wooden stretcher by four white robed Africans, presumably servants of Kahaya.

Dates: 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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At Zaria, Xmas 1911, 1911-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011D/151
Scope and Contents

101 x 74 mm. Showing a group of Europeans posed on the steps leading up to the verandah of a house at Zaria. The only identified figures are Bell and his A.D.C. Frank Burton.

Dates: 1911-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Baby Show 1924, 1924-08-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011K/158
Scope and Contents

140 x 90 mm. Group with HHB; it was the first such event held in Mauritius.

Dates: 1924-08-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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[Bell and octopus, ?Mauritius], 1917 - 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011G/107
Scope and Contents

74 x 99 mm. Showing Bell standing on the seashore holding an octopus on the end of a pole.

Dates: 1917 - 1924
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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[Bell with lion cub], 1908 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011G/36
Scope and Contents

102 x 77 mm. Showing Bell playing with one of his pet lion cubs in the garden of Government House, Entebbe.

Dates: 1908 - 1909
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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[Bell with] Lt. Col. Godfrey [and] Major Walker [? 18 May 1916], 1916-05

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011J/38
Scope and Contents

130 x 78 mm. Showing Bell marching with Lt. Col. Austin Charles Godfrey (Inspector General of Police) and Major E.W.N. Walker, Officer commanding troops in Mauritius. Photograph probably taken outside Government House on Bell's arrival.

Dates: 1916-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Claire de Rochecouste, Mme. de Barbentane, Northcroft, 1921 - 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011K/99
Scope and Contents

140 x 90 mm. Showing HHB with the others identified sitting under a tree, possibly at Le Reduit.

Dates: 1921 - 1924
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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[? Council of Government], 1924-08-05

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011K/160
Scope and Contents

210 x 165 mm. Interior view of a meeting in session, with HHB presiding. Possibly his final Council of Government, 5 August 1924. Some blurring and glare from lighting.

Dates: 1924-08-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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[? Council of Government], 1924-08-05

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011K/161
Scope and Contents

210 x 165 mm. Interior view of a meeting in session, with HHB presiding. Possibly his final Council of Government, 5 August 1924. Some blurring and glare from lighting.

Dates: 1924-08-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Departure from Zungeru. Feb. 1911, 1911-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011D/156
Scope and Contents

193 x 132 mm. Showing Bell and other officials walking past a guard of honour on the platform of Zungeru Station on his departure on leave.

Dates: 1911-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Departure from Zungeru. Feb. 1911, 1911-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011D/157
Scope and Contents

192 x 131 mm. Showing Bell (now dressed in civilian clothes) talking to a group of officials on Zungeru Station, with a locomotive at the left and a guard of honour in the background..

Dates: 1911-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Distribution of medals to Police, 1919 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011K/44
Scope and Contents

93 x 56 mm. Showing police on parade, with Bell standing beside a table for the distribution of medals.

Dates: 1919 - 1921
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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[F. Knowles. Self. King of Ankole 1907], 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011G/ON3
Scope and Contents

Showing Knowles, Bell and Kahaya seated amongst a group of retainers in front of a thatched house.

Dates: 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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F. Knowles. Self. King of Ankole [1907], 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011C/47
Scope and Contents

Showing Knowles, Bell and Kahaya seated amongst a group of retainers in front of a thatched house.

Dates: 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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