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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 Korama hunter using bow with poisoned arrows, 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043L/7
Scope and Contents

115 x 159 mm. Showing a Korama hunter posed in the act of drawing his bow.

Dates: 1900
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 Korama pagan, 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043L/9
Scope and Contents

114 x 159 mm. A full-length profile portrait of a Korama youth standing in a field. The boy is wearing a ragged cloth tunic and has his hair shaved close at the front and arranged in long strands behind.

Dates: 1900
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 Korama Village, 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043L/1
Scope and Contents

160 x 114 mm. A view looking down on a small Korama village, with ploughed earth in the foreground. The print shows clearly the layout of the village as described by Meek (Meek 1931, p.177). The huts are circular, of mud, and with thatched roofs, and are grouped around a central compound. At the side of the village nearest the camera is a large family granary, a mud building about ten feet high raised on bricks to keep out damp.

Dates: 1900
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 Korama water carrier, 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043L/2
Scope and Contents

112 x 158 mm. Showing a Korama woman with a circular waterpot resting on a woven cushion on her head.

Dates: 1900
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 Kraal at foot of immense boulder, 1890

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A/81
Scope and Contents

Showing thatched huts scattered among boulder strewn ground with a steep, smooth rockface in the background. Exact location unknown. Photograph taken in early August.

Dates: 1890
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 Kruboy’s initiation, Okooque, 1870 - 1889

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043NN/12
Scope and Contents

200 x 135 mm.

Dates: 1870 - 1889
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 kuku girl near Kajo-Kaji, with a glass lip ornament and a giraffe hair necklace, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/143
Scope and Contents

The caption on the album page reads: 'The Kuku Tribe live in the South West corner of the Sudan, almost overflowing into the W.Nile Province of Uganda. The girls are good lookers, and wear a very striking dress, consisting of - A broad girdle of dark red beads, and hanging down behind a small tail or brush of string, neatly bound at the stump with small beads. In front they have a loop of chain'.

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 kuku girl near Kajo-Kaji, with a glass lip ornament and a giraffe hair necklace, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/144
Scope and Contents

The caption on the album page reads: 'The Kuku Tribe live in the South West corner of the Sudan, almost overflowing into the W.Nile Province of Uganda. The girls are good lookers, and wear a very striking dress, consisting of - A broad girdle of dark red beads, and hanging down behind a small tail or brush of string, neatly bound at the stump with small beads. In front they have a loop of chain'.

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 kuku girl near Kajo-Kaji, with a glass lip ornament and a giraffe hair necklace, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/145
Scope and Contents

The caption on the album page reads: 'The Kuku Tribe live in the South West corner of the Sudan, almost overflowing into the W.Nile Province of Uganda. The girls are good lookers, and wear a very striking dress, consisting of - A broad girdle of dark red beads, and hanging down behind a small tail or brush of string, neatly bound at the stump with small beads. In front they have a loop of chain'.

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 Labwor, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/252
Scope and Contents

The caption below the photograph continues: '[obscured] ...at Keru. [obscured] ...make the most beautiful [obscured]... spears in Africa [? obscured] ... only a stone...[obscured]'

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 Labwor boy, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/237
Scope and Contents

Informal head and shoulders portrait. The caption below the photograph continues: 'He has probably had a piece [sic] of ear cut off as a punishment for loosing a head of cattle he has been herding. This is only supposition'.

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 Labwor man carries a message in a split stick inserted into the vent hole of his chignon, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/243
Scope and Contents

The caption to the right of the photograph continues: '...his hands must be absolutely free in case he has occasion to use his spears. Note the disc shaped knife on his wrist. This is called - Abul'.

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 Labwor man carries a message in a split stick inserted into the vent hole of his chignon, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/244
Scope and Contents

The caption to the right of the photograph continues: '...his hands must be absolutely free in case he has occasion to use his spears. Note the disc shaped knife on his wrist. This is called - Abul'.

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 'lady doctor', Bamenda, 1937-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043BB/3
Scope and Contents

56 x 84 mm. A 'lady doctor' - an old woman who specialises in Circumcisions. She attended hospital to see the White Man's method but thought her own was easier and quicker.

Dates: 1937-03
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 lady of Laroku, 1940-11-13

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043BB/351
Scope and Contents

45 x 39 mm.

Dates: 1940-11-13
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 Lamu woman, Zanzibar, 1900 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3047A/28
Scope and Contents

150 x 202 mm. A studio portait of a Lamu woman wearing a patterned dress and carrying a brass vase on her head.

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 large message drum at Atanakea (Mangbetu village), 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/109
Scope and Contents

Showing Powell standing beside a message drum. The caption below the photograph continues: 'This drum is carved out of one peice [sic] of wood; it has a long narrow opening at the top, and the inside is quite hollow. All the country round here is low lying swampy forest and the climate consequently hot and sticky. I usually wore a sarong (Kikoi) which proved a comfortable and cool dress for walking'.

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 large mud grain store, typical of the Nyamay [Nyimang], 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/9/1/84
Scope and Contents

154 x 111 mm. glossy print with copy and 83 x 56 mm. negative.

Dates: 1952
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 large old female Okapi, 1913

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/173
Scope and Contents

102 x 79 mm. A view showing the dead Okapi with Pygmy trackers standing in the background. This was Christy's second okapi, shot in the Ituri Forest near Beni.

Dates: 1913
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 Latuka and his natumu, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/171
Scope and Contents

Showing a scene from a death dance at Torit.

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 leather cumiband, with a metal fringe called Alau, which is sometimes worn by the Labwor men, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/246
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 leather cumiband, with a metal fringe called Alau, which is sometimes worn by the Labwor men, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/248
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 lecture on the use of steam engine to students at the Higher College, 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/90
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: A series of British Official photographs (Crown Copyright Reserved). Each has the following typewritten caption on the reverse:'Nigeria has in hand development plans involving the expenditure of £40,000,000 during the next 11 years. It is essential that the government should have at its disposal first class doctors, engineers, surveyors, agriculture, forestry and voluntary officers and teachers - and, that so many as possible should be Africans. The work of the 13-year-old Higher...
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 leopard shot by the writer at Kissokwe, 1902

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/77D
Scope and Contents

60 x 105 mm. Showing Westgate with a leopard lying at his feet.

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).
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A lesson in English at the Epworth Mission, Salisbury [i.e. Harare], 1954 - 1967

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052G/5
Scope and Contents

Showing an African teacher and pupils during an English lesson.

Dates: 1954 - 1967
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).