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Africa (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A Basuto Chief greeting His Majesty the King on the occasion of the Royal visit to Basutoland, 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/120
Scope and Contents

154 x 114 mm. Showing King George V shaking hands with a Basuto chief, with Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, standing behind the king on the dais. Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, can be seen in the background.

Dates: 1947
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).
 Fonds

Commonwealth Royal Tour, 1953-1954

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 320
Scope and Contents

The principal part of the collection is a set of programmes and guides prepared for the different legs of the Royal Tour. These are supplemented by related correspondence and papers compiled by the Royal Empire Society and others. The collection is in English with the exception of one item in English and Arabic.

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).
 File

Film 1, 1947-01-31 - 1947-02-17

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 358/1
Scope and Contents

This film (part one of a two-part film) records the Royal party leaving Buckingham Palace on January 31st 1947 to cheering crowds and boarding a train at Waterloo Station for Portsmouth. It records the Royal party boarding HMS Vanguard, entertainment on deck during the voyage, and their arrival at Cape Town on February 17th 1947.

Dates: 1947-01-31 - 1947-02-17
Conditions Governing Access: Copyright: British Film Institute. Permission has been obtained from the British Film Institute for the films to be streamed via the University of Cambridge's Streaming Media Service, to make them available for research and teaching within the University of Cambridge. They may not be downloaded. Online access is limited to holders of Raven passwords (University of Cambridge). All other researchers: please contact rcs@lib.cam.ac.uk to make an appointment. For copyright reasons, the films can be viewed upon request only and in person at Cambridge University Library. All other requests to use any part of the films must be addressed to the British Film Institute.
 File

Film 2, 1947-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 358/2
Scope and Contents

This film (second part of a two-part film) records the Royal Party's visit to Kenilworth Racecourse, near Cape Town, the opening by the King of the Ninth Union Parliament, and the Royal Party's visit to Port Elizabeth. It closes with a brief African dancing scene.

Dates: 1947-02
Conditions Governing Access: Copyright: British Film Institute. Permission has been obtained from the British Film Institute for the films to be streamed via the University of Cambridge's Streaming Media Service, to make them available for research and teaching within the University of Cambridge. They may not be downloaded. Online access is limited to holders of Raven passwords (University of Cambridge). All other researchers: please contact rcs@lib.cam.ac.uk to make an appointment. For copyright reasons, the films can be viewed upon request only and in person at Cambridge University Library. All other requests to use any part of the films must be addressed to the British Film Institute.
 Fonds

Film footage of the visit of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret to the Union of South Africa during February-April 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 358
Scope and Contents

Two 8 mm cine films (without sound) entitled Royal Tour of South Africa, part 1 no.82005 and Royal Tour of South Africa, part 2 no. 82006. Film type: Cine Kodagraph Eight.

Dates: 1947-01 - 1947-04
Conditions Governing Access: Copyright: British Film Institute. Permission has been obtained from the British Film Institute for the films to be streamed via the University of Cambridge's Streaming Media Service, to make them available for research and teaching within the University of Cambridge. They may not be downloaded. Online access is limited to holders of Raven passwords (University of Cambridge). All other researchers: please contact rcs@lib.cam.ac.uk to make an appointment. For copyright reasons, the films can be viewed upon request only and in person at Cambridge University Library. All other requests to use any part of the films must be addressed to the British Film Institute. The films may be viewed at: http://www.sms.cam.ac.uk/collection/1532657 For a longer version of the film, including sound and additional material, please see the British Film Institute’s Colonial Film website: http://www.colonialfilm.org.uk/node/1064
 Fonds

Newscuttings on Royal Visit to South Africa, 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 335
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of articles regarding the Royal Tour of 1947 taken from editions of four South African newspapers.

Dates: 2004
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

Newspapers on Royal Visit to Nigeria, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 327
Scope and Contents

Editions of four newspapers containing articles on the Royal Visit.

Dates: 1956-01-12 - 1956-02-17
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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