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Africa (continent)

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20096 Collections and/or Records:

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A few of the Christian children bring their ‘fungu’ offerings after class [1903?], 1903

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/210
Scope and Contents

99 x 62 mm. Showing a group of children posed with Miss Forsythe.

Dates: 1903
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 field is being cleared for planting new sisal, 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/422
Scope and Contents From the Series: A series of British Official photographs (Crown Copyright Reserved). Numbers 419, 428, 434 and 439 all have the following typewritten caption on the reverse:'Sisal in Tanganyika.At the outbreak of World War II the important continental market of the Tanganyika sisal growers fell away and the industry found itself a 'surplus producer'. To preserve the industry and the only source of sisal in the Empire the British government decided at the end of 1942 to purchase a stockpile of...
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 field of young sisal planted out in single rows, 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/425
Scope and Contents From the Series: A series of British Official photographs (Crown Copyright Reserved). Numbers 419, 428, 434 and 439 all have the following typewritten caption on the reverse:'Sisal in Tanganyika.At the outbreak of World War II the important continental market of the Tanganyika sisal growers fell away and the industry found itself a 'surplus producer'. To preserve the industry and the only source of sisal in the Empire the British government decided at the end of 1942 to purchase a stockpile of...
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 fig tree growing in the leaf base of the palm, where water always collects, 1930 - 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448G/66
Scope and Contents

85 x 135 mm. The caption continues: 'the fig's roots completely enclose the palm tree's trunk & will ultimately kill it: not uncommon, but probably not photographed. This one was at Enchi, rest house in background.'

Dates: 1930 - 1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Y30448G/60, 86-114 and 118-19 are missing.
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A fine crop of high-content nicotine tobacco (Used for the manufacture of cattle dip, insecticide, etc), 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/294
Scope and Contents

Showing an African standing in a field of tobacco.

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 fire in the Sudd., 1939 - 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/51
Scope and Contents

115 x 85 mm. A view of the riverbank and distant billowing smoke through a window.

Dates: 1939 - 1941
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 fire in the Sudd., 1939 - 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/52
Scope and Contents

135 x 65 mm. A view from the river, showing smoke billowing in the distance.

Dates: 1939 - 1941
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 forest of oil palms, 1000 yards inland from Sulima, Sherbro District, Sierra Leone. Photographed January 1898, 1898-01

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446F/17
Scope and Contents

154 x 110 mm. Showing a forest of oil palms near Sulima, with two policemen and a group of bearers on the path in the foreground.

Dates: 1898-01
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 forest road, Kigezi, Uganda, 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Uganda/27
Scope and Contents

'144-21-11' printed in bottom right corner.

Dates: 1955
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 forest road, Kigezi, Uganda, 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Uganda/28
Scope and Contents

'144-21-11' printed in bottom right corner.

Dates: 1955
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 Formal Gesture, 1979-12-21

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/COI/A/433
Scope and Contents

177 x 238 mm. Former Rhodesian premier Bishop Abel Muzorewa (left) and Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington at Lancaster House for the signing of the Rhodesia ceasefire agreement.

Dates: 1979-12-21
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 French helmet worn by a most pagan native near Fort Archambault [i.e. Sarh], 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/545
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 77 loose sheets. On one sheet, in ink capitals, is written 'Photographs taken between June 18th 1934 - December 1934, in the Lamu Archipelago, Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda, Belgian Congo, Ruanda Urundi, French Equatorial Africa, Cameroons, Nigeria, French West Africa.' The majority of the photographs have been captioned by hand, in a difficult handwriting, and some of the names of peoples and places have not been traced in works of reference. The following...
Dates: 1934
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 Friesland herd in the Transvaal, 1925

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/159
Scope and Contents

197 x 138 mm. Showing a dairy herd in a field.

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 'Fulani' stock bull at the Department of Agriculture stock farm and experiment station at Shika, 1933 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/4/31
Scope and Contents

205 x 155 mm. Detailed view of a bull. Shika is near Zaria in Northern Nigeria.

Dates: 1933 - 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 Fulani village, Gold Coast, 1924

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448L/69
Scope and Contents

(2 copies).

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 funeral, 1908 - 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011D/25
Scope and Contents

110 x 80 mm. Showing a procession of women following a body carried on a stretcher.

Dates: 1908 - 1912
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 funeral at Tokar, 1930 - 1937

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/1/44
Scope and Contents

105 x 60 mm. Showing a group of people stood in the street. There are some seated amongst them.

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 game of 'Bao', 1930 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/10/4
Scope and Contents

210 x 160 mm. The caption continues: 'This is almost the African equivalent of draughts. The board has thirty-two saucer shaped depressions and the game is played with large round seeds the size of a bean.'

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 game of Bao], 1930 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/10/5
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 gang, 1928 - 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043GG/153
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Group photograph and amateur snapshots, presumably mostly taken by E.A. Rothery, mounted on 23 card sheets from a disbound album. Unless otherwise noted, the photographs are of varied up to 110 x 70 mm, black and white or sepia.The photograph relate to Rothery's career as a surveyor up to 1939, and have been captioned by him. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles composed by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets. A few additions,...
Dates: 1928 - 1939
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 Garden Path at Mumias 1899, 1899

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045A/42
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Two albums with two loose prints (which may not belong to this collection) inserted. The two albums were the property of Charles Edwin Collard, Captain, Royal Marine Light Infantry. The albums have been rebound, but the labels on the covers ‘Uganda 1898-1900’ have been retained. Most of the photographs are 115 x 90 mm. Collard was presumably the photographer except for the few prints in which he appears, and all the photographs are captioned. However, it appears likely that this was...
Dates: 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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A general view of the kraals at the Department of Animal Health Experimental Livestock Farm near Accra, Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana], 1940 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/257
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The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'The cows having been fed and milked, they remain in the kraals overnight. After a morning feed of concentrates and milking, the herds proceed to grazing again. The kraals are kept scrupulously clean and all farm yard manure is conserved and returned to the soil after being made into compost in pits'.

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 general view of the manure dumps at the buying centre, 1940 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/323
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: A series of British Official photographs (Crown Copyright Reserved). They each have the following typewritten caption on the reverse:'At first when African farmers saw European devoting time and labour to manuring their lands they regarded it as another instance of white man's folly. But they began to notice that the white men's fields grew more and better produce and for years the Agricultural Officers of the Government patiently explained to the Africans how the land must be fed...
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 German soldier's grave, 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/24
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of monochrome postcards of German South West Africa.

Dates: 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 giant Baobab tree at the fishing village of Kizimkazi (S.E. Zanzibar), 1930 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/12/19
Scope and Contents

210 x 160 mm. The caption continues: 'The girth of this tree may be compared with the figures standing beside it and the coconut palms.

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).