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Africa (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20093 Collections and/or Records:

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A class in the Teacher Training Department, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/201
Scope and Contents

The typewritten caption on the reverse continues 'with a European Method giving individual instruction to a future teacher'.

Dates: 1945
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 class in the Teacher Training Department, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448H/8
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of photographs taken by the Ministry of Information West African Photographic Service, giving a comprehensive record of the varied aspects of the College's work. These pictures have been extensively reproduced in books and articles. As Dr. R.W. Stopford is shown as Principal, a post he held from 1941 to 1945, they must date from this period. The Library has three different groups of photographs drawn from this series, two of which form this collection:(A) 55, 260 x...
Dates: 1945
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 class in the Teacher Training Department, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448H/9
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of photographs taken by the Ministry of Information West African Photographic Service, giving a comprehensive record of the varied aspects of the College's work. These pictures have been extensively reproduced in books and articles. As Dr. R.W. Stopford is shown as Principal, a post he held from 1941 to 1945, they must date from this period. The Library has three different groups of photographs drawn from this series, two of which form this collection:(A) 55, 260 x...
Dates: 1945
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 class in the Teacher Training Department, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448H/10
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of photographs taken by the Ministry of Information West African Photographic Service, giving a comprehensive record of the varied aspects of the College's work. These pictures have been extensively reproduced in books and articles. As Dr. R.W. Stopford is shown as Principal, a post he held from 1941 to 1945, they must date from this period. The Library has three different groups of photographs drawn from this series, two of which form this collection:(A) 55, 260 x...
Dates: 1945
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 close-up of Fai Ndzendzen, Banso, 1939-05-24

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043BB/176
Scope and Contents

40 x 62 mm.

Dates: 1939-05-24
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 close-up of the opening to a kraal through the outer screen, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/100
Scope and Contents

183 x 154 mm. The caption continues: 'A grain basket can be seen inside, and part of a hut. Note the way the screen is fixed into the hard mud floor, and the poles bound with grass'.

Dates: 1930 - 1950
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 clove shamba, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3047A/15
Scope and Contents

239 x 189 mm. A view showing a shamba, or plantation, of clove trees. By the end of the nineeenth centry, due largely to the foresight of Seyyid Barghash in expanding the spice industry, Zanzibar and Pemba were prodicing nearly ninety percent of the world supply of cloves.

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 coal mine at Witbank, Tvl [Transvaal], 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/177
Scope and Contents

191 x 140 mm. Showing mine buildings at Wilbank, the main coalfields centre of the Province. It was in the workings of a local colliery at Wilbank that Winston Churchill hid after his escape from a prisoner of war camp in Pretoria during the South African War.

Dates: 1925
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 coffee seller, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/9/10
Scope and Contents

160 x 210 mm. The caption continues: 'No matter what time of day or night it is the rattling sound of the coffee seller's hand announce that he is constantly on the lookout for a prospective customer. The deep brass pot of conical shape is kept constantly heated by a small charcoal fire which burns beneath. The coffee is served without sugar or milk and whilst a customer drinks his cup of coffee he is informed of the news of the day by the vendor who stands by.'

Dates: 1930 - 1950
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 coffee seller, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/9/11
Scope and Contents

210 x 160 mm. The caption continues: 'With two coffee cups rattling in the right hand and a large coffe (sic) pot in the left, these picturesque vendors seek customers in the streets of Zanzibar. The coffee is kept hot by means of a small charcoal fire which is kept burning underneath.'

Dates: 1930 - 1950
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 coffee seller], 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/9/11A
Scope and Contents

210 x 160 mm.

Dates: 1930 - 1950
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 coffee vendor, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/9/10A
Scope and Contents

160 x 160 mm.

Dates: 1930 - 1950
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 company of askaris or native soldiers with their German officer, Hauptmann von Hirsch, Kiboriani, 1905, 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/78
Scope and Contents 162 x 118 mm. Showing the askaris on parade in front of the stockade at Kiboriani, with Hauptmann von Hirsch in front of the group. A note accompanying the print reads: 'Captain von Hirsch at Kiboriani at the time of the Maji-Maji Rebellion. He was the Commanding Officer at Fort Mpapua. He defended the C.M.S. missionaries at Kiboriani. With Captain Nigmann ?Niemann he started out for the relief of Captain Hassel who was surrounded by 10,000 rebels at Fort Mahenge with all his ammunition...
Dates: 1905
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 complainant to the D.C. - On the Rahad (Kassala Province) [i.e. Kassala], 1930 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/1/200
Scope and Contents

115 x 125 mm. Showing a woman sat outside a hut.

Dates: 1930 - 1937
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 Conference on the Constitutional Future of The Seychelles, held at Marlborough House, London, 1970-03-09

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/COI/A/512
Scope and Contents

186 x 238 mm. (L/R) Sir Bruce Greatbatch, (Governor Seychelles), J.R. Mancham, leader of Majority Party, Seychelles Democratic Party, Chairman of Committee III (Development and Miscellaneous), Lord Shepherd, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and F.A. Reno, Leader of Seychelles Peoples United Party, Chairman of Committee II – Natural Resources.

Dates: 1970-03-09
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 corner of the courtyard, Elmina Castle, Gold Coast, 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448L/79
Scope and Contents

(PC21).

Dates: 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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A corner of the courtyard, Elmina Castle, Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana], 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Gold Coast/21
Scope and Contents

The caption on the reverse reads: 'A Corner of the Courtyard, Elmina Castle, Gold Coast. Elmina, the finest of the old forts on the Gold Coast, was originally constructed by Diego d'Azamboja from materials brought from Portugal in 1482. It was captured by the Dutch in 1637 and eventually ceded to Great Britain in 1872'.

Dates: 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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A corner of the dormitory used by the boys, 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/93
Scope and Contents

The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'Each boy is issued with blankets and a mosquito net'.

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).
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A corner of the Drawing Office, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448H/59
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of photographs taken by the Ministry of Information West African Photographic Service, giving a comprehensive record of the varied aspects of the College's work. These pictures have been extensively reproduced in books and articles. As Dr. R.W. Stopford is shown as Principal, a post he held from 1941 to 1945, they must date from this period. The Library has three different groups of photographs drawn from this series, two of which form this collection:(A) 55, 260 x...
Dates: 1945
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).
 Item

A corner of the Drawing Office, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448H/60
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of photographs taken by the Ministry of Information West African Photographic Service, giving a comprehensive record of the varied aspects of the College's work. These pictures have been extensively reproduced in books and articles. As Dr. R.W. Stopford is shown as Principal, a post he held from 1941 to 1945, they must date from this period. The Library has three different groups of photographs drawn from this series, two of which form this collection:(A) 55, 260 x...
Dates: 1945
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 corner of the showroom of the Artisanat at Bamako, French Sudan [i.e. Mali], 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/506
Scope and Contents

Showing a loom in the foreground with examples of woven cloth hanging on the wall behind. Photograph by Margot Lubinski.

Dates: 1940 - 1949
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 correct globe with the new discoveries: A correct globe with ye new constelations [sic] of Dr Halley &c, 1775

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ORCS.1.01
Scope and Contents The pocket terrestrial globe is just 7 cm in diameter and is made of papier mâché with a plaster coating, over which the paper gores, printed from a copper plate and hand coloured, have been affixed. Its protective case is covered with sharkskin and lined with celestial gores. The whole item is an updated and adapted version of a pocket globe published by Herman Moll in 1719.Pocket globes were first produced in England by Joseph Moxon (1627–1691) and they remained in vogue well into...
Dates: 1775
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 cotton ginnery in north east Uganda - bales of cotton ready for transport to rail headquarters, 1952 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/7/53
Scope and Contents

210 x 160 mm.

Dates: 1952 - 1964
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 Cotton Plantation in Nyasaland [Malawi], 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052L/13
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Collection of prints inserted in a bound copy of the Rhodesia-Nyasaland Royal Commission Report (Cmd. 5949) 1939. Written on the title page is 'Illustrated with the Chairman's snapshot photographs.' Plate 1 is inside the front cover; the remainder are in pairs on sheets of paper bound into the volume at intervals. They are prints of sharp definition and high quality, mostly 140 x 90 mm, but numbers 5, 17, 18, 44, 46 and 47 are approximately 95 x 120 mm. All have hand-written captions. ...
Dates: 1938
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 country loom, Massaia, Warra Warra Limba Country, Protectorate of Sierra Leone, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446F/20
Scope and Contents 157 x 111 mm. Showing a Mendi man standing beside a large wooden loom, the framework construction serving as a frame to hold the cotton which is fed into the weaving apparatus in the foreground. Alldridge was much impressed by the quality of material manufactured in the Sierra Leone hinterland: 'The Gallinas in Lower Mendi undoubtedly take the first honours in artistic treatment of colours. The up-country people appear to know only blue and white, or black and white, and have no designs...
Dates: 1890 - 1899
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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