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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 giant in Shi, 1940-02-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043BB/285
Scope and Contents

64 x 109 mm. He was about 8 ft. tall and a striking figure of a man.

Dates: 1940-02-11
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 Giriama house, with Dr Milton-Thompson, Dr and Mrs Chase and Mr Jesse Hillman, 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/14/98
Scope and Contents

133 x 82 mm. glossy print.

Dates: 1957
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 girl at Logwi, 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/194
Scope and Contents

A portrait, from the waist up, of a girl with supurating cicatrization.

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 girl at T'Sougande , F.E.A, 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/474
Scope and Contents

French Equatorial Africa.

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 girl I met between Megrindra and Egbundu, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/56
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 41 album sheets. Typed on a piece of paper stuck on one album sheet is: 'ALBUM 2. All the photographs in this album were taken by me, on a safari from Victoria (B. Cameroons) to Port Sudan. This journey lasted from April 7/35 till August 2/36. The photographs are of anthropological interest only, and deal mostly with the Mangbetu tribe in the northern Congo; the Karamojong in Northern Uganda, and various tribes in the southern Sudan. I was using only a...
Dates: 1935 - 1936
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 girl in the Alumbi country, N.E. Congo. She may be Alumbi, 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/412
Scope and Contents

A full-length portrait.

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 girl of the N'Jarie tribe, Banso, 1937-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043BB/16
Scope and Contents 56 x 84 mm. A girl from the N’Jarie Tribe from the N’Bombo Country. They have very elaborate tattooing on the body done by specialists with a pointed bamboo and ashes. Each cicatrix is a round dome, smooth and of regular size. A piece of bamboo is inserted into the nostrils. They used to practice cannibalism by setting traps of thin dust covered brushwood placed over pits or a chair set on the thinly covered pit in front of the house where the unwary traveller sat and fell in only to be set...
Dates: 1937-05
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 girl of the N'Jarie tribe, Banso, 1937-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043BB/17
Scope and Contents 56 x 84 mm. A girl from the N’Jarie Tribe from the N’Bombo Country. They have very elaborate tattooing on the body done by specialists with a pointed bamboo and ashes. Each cicatrix is a round dome, smooth and of regular size. A piece of bamboo is inserted into the nostrils. They used to practice cannibalism by setting traps of thin dust covered brushwood placed over pits or a chair set on the thinly covered pit in front of the house where the unwary traveller sat and fell in only to be set...
Dates: 1937-05
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 girl on the road, 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/2/1/19
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Numbered and labelled slides from the Hebberts' trip to Ethiopia.

Dates: 1943
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 girl's school, 1930 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/5/4
Scope and Contents

205 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 glimpse of Barberton, De Kaap Gold Fields, 1900 - 1910

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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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[A Gombe girl with ginger hair], 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/264
Scope and Contents

A head and shoulders portrait. Upper Zaire.

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 Gombe girl with ginger hair at Buburu comfortably posed on my deck chair, 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/265
Scope and Contents

Upper Zaire.

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 Gombe man near Sikoru, 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/275
Scope and Contents

The full caption reads: 'A Gombe man near Sikoru, in the Giri Swamp who had the misfortune to burn off his lower jaw by smoking himself unconscious with 'has[h]ish' and falling forwards into a fire'.

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 good opportunity to do lots of washing, 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/330
Scope and Contents

Showing Powell handwashing clothes by the lakeside (Lake Kivu).

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 gorgeously coloured puff adder killed at Ekibondo (Northern Congo), 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/86
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 41 album sheets. Typed on a piece of paper stuck on one album sheet is: 'ALBUM 2. All the photographs in this album were taken by me, on a safari from Victoria (B. Cameroons) to Port Sudan. This journey lasted from April 7/35 till August 2/36. The photographs are of anthropological interest only, and deal mostly with the Mangbetu tribe in the northern Congo; the Karamojong in Northern Uganda, and various tribes in the southern Sudan. I was using only a...
Dates: 1935 - 1936
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 Government 3 bedroom house at Chingola, 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30521C/23
Scope and Contents

Photograph taken in the dry season.

Dates: 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 government officer's bungalow, Gold Coast, 1924

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448L/70
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of photographs in an album, plus loose photographs and postcards. The photographs have been arranged in four groups; the album, loose prints, miscellaneous postcards, and British Empire Exhibition postcards. Unless otherwise indicated, the captions not in brackets were supplied by Miss Grace Smyly. The captions may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.Plates 1-33...
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 Government tobacco nursery, Kabale, 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/295
Scope and Contents

General view of the nursery, showing Africans tending the young plants, which are protected from the heat of the sun by mats of sticks laid over the beds. The typewritten caption on the reverse reads '(Picture issued: 1945) 500/31'.

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).
 Fonds

'A grave without a cross'

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 185
Scope and Contents

A translation by Trevor Jaggar from the Kiswahili of the 1990 reprint of Kareithi's novel, with a translator's note and preface, 54 pages. In his note Jaggar explains that his purpose in translating Karethi's work was 'to enable British and other readers of English to learn something of what the Mau Mau War felt like to a Kikuyu striving for the independence of Kenya from British colonial rule'.

Dates: 2000
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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A group at a witchcraft trial in Ugogo, 1909-10, 1909 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/290
Scope and Contents

163 x 177 mm. Showing a group of warriors during the trial, largely concealed by trees.

Dates: 1909 - 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 group of Bundu girls in the Vassa country, Upper Mendi, 1891-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446F/2
Scope and Contents 157 x 111 mm. A head and shoulders portrait (slightly blurred through movement) of four young Bundu girls their hair elaborately arranged: 'The foundation of the coiffure is most elaborate plaiting, upon which is built up this extraordinary structure; here again we have the bunches of Bundu medicine seeds already mentioned. The hairdressing of this country is ... Done up to present a full and broad front, extending from ear to ear, the high coiffure slanting back at a considerable angle. ...
Dates: 1891-02
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 group of dancers [at the canoe regatta], 1955-10

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045W/42
Scope and Contents

55 x 50 mm.

Dates: 1955-10
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 group of Inselbergs - Karamoja, Uganda, 1933 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/10/1/21
Scope and Contents From the File:

35 mm slides. Images of Owen Falls Dam in Uganda, hill farming, tea picking and general landscape views.

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 group of pioneer CMS missionaries on a shooting party, 1902

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/GN/110D
Scope and Contents

Bishop Peel, Mr Briggs, Dr Baxter, Henry Cole, Mr Doulton and Westgate.

Dates: 1902
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).