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Africa (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Claude Sitwell and Uganda 1895-1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 172
Scope and Contents Claude George Henry Sitwell (1858-1900) followed his father into the British Army, initially as a militia subaltern. He served in the Afghan War of 1879-1880, and in Egypt during 1882. Sitwell was a Captain in the Manchester Regiment attached to the Egyptian Army when he accepted employment in the civil administration of Uganda in 1895. Sitwell was recruited because his recent experience in Egypt and knowledge of Arabic made him well-qualified to lead the Sudanese troops which formed...
Dates: 1895 - 1899
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

Dictionary of East African biography

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 155
Scope and Contents

A wide range of material compiled in preparation for the D.E.A.B. A few letters and other items are in French, German and Italian.

Dates: 1916 - 1993
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).
 Sub-Fonds

History of 4th The King's African Rifles, 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/50
Scope and Contents

A printed history of the K.A.R., formerly known as the Uganda Rifles, 27 pages, followed by one page of manuscript annotations by H.B. Thomas and inserted newscuttings.

Dates: 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).
 Fonds

History of Nigeria bookshops

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 144
Scope and Contents

Notes and extracts collected by Thomas concerning the history and administration of the Nigeria Bookshops of the Church Missionary Society, with related papers.

Dates: 1969
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

Papers of H.B. Thomas

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 150
Scope and Contents

Material concerning H.B. Thomas and his academic work on Africa. Much of the collection is comprised of correspondence relating to Thomas' involvement with different organisations, projects and publications.

Dates: 1780 - 1973
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

Uganda Mission history

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 164
Scope and Contents The history of the Uganda Mission of the Church Missionary Society from its inception in 1876 to the Jubilee Year in 1927 (266 loose pages). There is much in his history concerning the exploits of Bruce, Speke, Baker, Grant, Stanley and other missionaries and explorers. Accompanying this material are fifteen xerox pages of notes and a list of names compiled by G.K. Baskerville, reconstructing the early Church Missionary Society baptismal records which were lost at Natete in 1888. It was...
Dates: 1876 - 1927
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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