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Africa (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

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A creek scene near Barberton, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/116
Scope and Contents

154 x 208 mm. A view looking along a small stream running through thick woodland, with two figures standing among the vegetation.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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A glimpse of Barberton, De Kaap Gold Fields, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/109
Scope and Contents

204 x 151 mm. A view from surrounding hillside looking down on the town of Barberton in the eastern Transvaal. Founded in 1884, Barberton was the centre of the De Kaap Goldfields which up to about 1887 produced several million pounds worth of gold. After that date gold mining activity fell off.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Alluvial gold diggings, Kantoori, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/115
Scope and Contents

205 x 152 mm. Showing a group of miners standing beside wooden sluicing equipment near a stream in an extensively excavated patch of land.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Barberton, Transvaal, from Scott's Hill, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/110
Scope and Contents

206 x 149 mm. A view looking down on the scattered homesteads of Barberton, with a range of hills in the background.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Crown Street, Barberton, Looking E. [i.e. East], Transvaal, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/111
Scope and Contents

207 x 151 mm. A view looking along Crown Street with the junction with President Street in the foreground and the premises of A.L. Murray and Co. at the left of the photograh. Pedestrians and dogs stand on the unsurfaced roadway.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Elands Spruit, Waterval Boven, Transvl.[I.e. Transvaal], 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/130
Scope and Contents

208 x 152 mm. Showing cascades and rapids on the Elands River near Waterval Boven.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Gauging [sic] weir, Irrigation works, White River Settlement, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/121
Scope and Contents

210 x 148 mm. Showing the gauging weir and reservoir at the White River Settlement. The village of White River in the eastern Transvaal was founded by Lord Milne's Government in 1904 as the centre for an irrigation settlement for demobilised British soldiers. Since that time it has become one of the most important citrus growing centres.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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General view, Dover G.M., 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/123
Scope and Contents

205 x 151 mm. A view looking across a valley towards gold working on the steep hillside opposite.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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IMRY Transvl. Overhanging rock, Elands' Spruit, nr. Waterval Onder, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/126
Scope and Contents

206 x 152 mm. Showing a section of the Laurenco Marques Railway Line near Waterval Onder passing under an overhanging cliff face, with the Elands River at the right of the print.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Komatie River, Komtaiepoort, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/122
Scope and Contents

208 x 145 mm. Showing a cascade and rapids on the river.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Looking towards Devil's Bridge, Swazie-Transvaal border, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/124
Scope and Contents

206 x 151 mm. A view from a hillside looking down into a steep valley gorge with hills and steep rockface on the farther side.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Lorenco Marques, Delagoa Bay, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/131
Scope and Contents

207 x 152 mm. A general view of Lorenco Marques from the sandhills behind the town. The Old Armoury stands in the foreground with the wharf area and harbour beyond.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Mount Morgan G.M. Co., looking [?] in Creek [Capton partially illegible], 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/120
Scope and Contents

203 x 151 mm. A view looking over a hilly landscape , with a track leading from a building on the summit of a steep hill down into the valley.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Pilgrim Street, Barberton, Transvaal, looking east, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/112
Scope and Contents

205 x 152 mm. A view looking along the wide unsurfaced street with the premises of Chester and Co. in the left foreground and an unidentified building with a small onion-shaped dome futher down.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Rapids, Crocodile River, Nelspruit, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/117
Scope and Contents

205 x 153 mm. Showing rapids on the Crocodile River in the eastern Transvaal pouring over a massive formation of broken rocks. This is not the Limpopo, also known as the Crocodile River.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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S.A.C. post, Swazie-Tranvaal Border, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/125
Scope and Contents

206 x 155 mm. A view looking down from a hillside on to the two huts of a South African Constablary post in the middle distance. Founded under the command of Major General Sir Robert Baden-Powell in 1900, this was a semi-military force used for the policing of the former Boer Republics. It was later merged with the Tranvaal Police.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Sheba G.M. Co. General view of Cyanide work, Battery, Mine etc. looking up Sheba Valley, De Kaap G. Fields, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/113
Scope and Contents 206 x 152 mm. A general view showing the plant and workings of the Sheba Gold Mining Company. The Sheba mine was discovered in 1884 by the brothers Barber after whom the town was named, '...one of the two, while at rest on trek, crashed his hammer on a rock by which he sat. Knowing something of geology, he immediately saw that the exposed quartz was exceptionally rich in the metal of which they were all in search. His thoughtless stroke was the nucleus of the famous Sheba mine, which,...
Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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The Waterfall, Waterval Boven, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/129
Scope and Contents

153 x 206 mm. A view looking down on to the face of the waterfall on the Elands River after which Waterval Boven and Waterval Onder are named.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Tunnel and cogwheel section Waterval Onder end, I.M.Ry Transvl., 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/127
Scope and Contents

206 x 148 mm. A view looking down on a curving section of track climbing the side of a steep hill on the Laurenco Marques line near Waterval Onder. The tunnel in the sheer cliff face can be seen in the background. The line here features a central rack meshed into cogs on the underside of the locomotive to provide purchase on the steep gradient. The only rack railway in South Africa, it became obsolete with the advent of more powerful engines.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Tunnel of rack section, Waterval Boven end, I.M.Ry, Transvaal, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/128
Scope and Contents

206 x 147 mm. Showing the rack railway running between sheer rock faces towards the entrance to the tunnel near Waterval Boven. Founded as a railway camp around 1894, Waterval Boven was used by the Boers as a prisoner of war camp in the South African war.

Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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View in Crocodile River Valley. Kilo 137 NZASM, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/118
Scope and Contents 211 x 154 mm. A view looking down on to and along the Crocodile River, with thick woodland on either bank. NZASM was the initials of the Nederlands Zuid-Afrikaanse Spoorweg Maatskappij or Netherlands South African Railways Company, formed in Holland in 1884 to build a railway from Laurenco Marques to Pretoria. The first line, from Johannesburg to Boksburg was completed in 1889, but the link with Delagoa Bay was not finished until 1895 after many delays and much loss of life through...
Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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