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Africa (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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An Ivory Caravan, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/36
Scope and Contents

147 x 104 mm. Showing a line of porters at the roadside carrying loads of elephant tusks.

Dates: 1906 - 1911
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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Anglican Cathedral, Namirembe. Exterior, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/29
Scope and Contents 149 x 104 mm. Showing the exterior of the third Anglican Cathedral at Namirembe, a brick structure with a thatched reedwork roof built by the inhabitants of Kampala. This was the third church to be erected on this site: the first, opened in 1892, was blown ovwe in a storm in 1894; the second buildong was in use until 1901 when it was demolished to make way for a more permanent structure. The Kabaka, Daudi Chwa laid a foundation stone for the building seen here in 1901 and it was...
Dates: 1906 - 1911
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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Beating out barkcloth, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/34
Scope and Contents

93 x 68 mm. Showing a Ugandan woman seated in a hut beating out barkcloth against a stone with a wooden mallet. After a section of bark had been peeled from the tree, the outer layer was discarded and the rest alternately beaten and dried until a tough fibrous material was produced.

Dates: 1906 - 1911
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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Lakeshore evacuated. Elephant grass in the foreground will grow 12 feet in one year., 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/14
Scope and Contents

148 x 105 mm. A view from the shore looking towards Lake Victoria with tall elephant grass in the foreground; exact location unidentified. The evacuation referred to was Sir Henry Hesketh Bell's decision to depopulate an area two miles wide and several hundred miles long on the shores of Lake Victoria in a largely successful attempt to eradicate the sleeping sickness epidemic in Uganda which in some years previous to 1908 was killing 30 000 people a year.

Dates: 1906 - 1911
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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Mengo High School, C.M.S., for boys in 1906, 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/42
Scope and Contents

147 x 104 mm. Showing Ugandan pupils in class in the Church Missionary Society High School, founded in 1905 by the missionary C.W. Hattersley.

Dates: 1906
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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Prizing bark of Mutuba Tree, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/33
Scope and Contents

104 x 137 mm. Showing a Ugandan scraping bark from the mutuba tree. The bark was made into cloth by the process seen in the following plate. Barkcloth clothes which cannot be washed and are easily spoilt by rain, were quickly superseded by calico ('amerikani') with the influx of Europeans in the early years of the century.

Dates: 1906 - 1911
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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Sir Apolo Kagwa, in a governess cart, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/23
Scope and Contents

148 x 103 mm. Showing Sir Apolo Kagwa and his wife seated in a pony trap with a group of Ugandans gathered round. Zaharia Kizito Kisingiri (1858-1917), another of Daudi Chwa's Regents, stands at the far left of the group facing the camera.

Dates: 1906 - 1911
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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Sir Apolo Kagwa, Katikiro of Buganda and family, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/22
Scope and Contents

147 x 104 mm. Showing Sir Apolo Kagwa and his wife seated outside the Katikiro's house with four children. Sir Apolo (knighted in 1905) became Omuwanika (Treasurer of Buganda) in 1887 and in the following years also led Mwanga's army in campaigns against Karema. From 1897-1914 he was Chief Regent to the young Daudi Chwa and from 1914-1926 was Katikiro or Prime Minister of Buganda.

Dates: 1906 - 1911
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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Survey Caravan, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/16
Scope and Contents 148 x 104 mm. Showing a survey caravan about to set off. Two Europeans stand in the foreground followed by drum beaters, porters loaded with supplies and an armed guard. The European on the left is J.H.W.S. MCGREGOR ( -1918) who worked in the Uganda Survey Department from 1903-1917. His companion remains unidentified but is possible Harry BOAZMAN ( -1958) who was employed in the Uganda Survey Department from 1903-1913. On his resignation he set up a private surveying practice in Uganda...
Dates: 1906 - 1911
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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Typical banana garden and hut, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/64
Scope and Contents

91 x 115 mm. Showing Ugandan villagers seated on the ground in front of a thached hut with a grove of banana trees in the background.

Dates: 1906 - 1911
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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Uganda Co. Ltd. Part of cotton ginnery, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/32
Scope and Contents 145 x 98 mm. A view looking along a cotton ginning plant with Ugandans at work at the machines which separate the cotton from the seeds. Cotton was first produced into Uganda by K. Borup, an industrail missionary, who in 1903 distributed 62 bags of cotton seed for planting. The Uganda Cotton Company, with Borup as manager, was founded in 1904 and by the time of the Uganda Agricultural Exhibition in 1908 cotton output was estimated by the Governor to be worth £50 000 and was the major...
Dates: 1906 - 1911
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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