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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 lesson in hygiene, Ugogo, 1900 - 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/317
Scope and Contents

60 x 102 mm. Showing a baby being given a bath in a tub.

Dates: 1900 - 1917
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 projected visual aids, 1933 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/10/5/23
Scope and Contents

110 x 75 mm.

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 lesson in projected visual aids, 1933 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/10/5/24
Scope and Contents

110 x 75 mm.

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 lesson in pruning Robusta coffee, 1952 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/7/1/1/5
Scope and Contents

180 x 240 mm. Showing two men bent over a bush in the crop botany garden, Kababanyolo (sic).

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 licensed old clothes hawker at Chingola - Northern Rhodesia, 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30521C/49
Scope and Contents

Hawking was a very lucrative form of business on the Copperbelt.

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 little Mbem girl, 1940-02-07

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043BB/245
Scope and Contents

56 x 84 mm. neg and contact print.

Dates: 1940-02-07
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 little Mbem girl, 1940-02-07

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043BB/246
Scope and Contents

46 x 75 mm. neg. and contact print.

Dates: 1940-02-07
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 little na[t]ive girl drinks the pot of milk provided for her at the clinic, 1940 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/418
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:'For ten years Sister Smith, qualified nurse and health visitor trained at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, has made the journey every morning from her home at Muthaiga on the outskirts of Nairobi Makongeni six miles out on the plain. Sister Smith sees the ante-natal cases in the morning of whom there may be twenty or more. She has a chat with them about...
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 load of ladies off to Kampala, 1908-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011D/9
Scope and Contents

85 x 85 mm. Showing a group of women in the back of one of the Government lorries introduced into Uganda by Bell in 1908. The group is presumably being carried from Entebbe to Kampala for the exhibition.

Dates: 1908-11
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 load of plantains, 1928 - 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043GG/60
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 Lobula message drum at Imese, 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/276
Scope and Contents

The caption continues: 'Like the Ayancha frames'.

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 local string maker, 1933 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/10/2/1
Scope and Contents

60 x 60 mm.

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 local string maker, 1933 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/10/2/2
Scope and Contents

60 x 60 mm.

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 Machopi Dance, 1899 - 1908

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468S/27
Scope and Contents

206 x 153 mm. Showing a group of Chopi stick dancers, with spectators gathered in a circle around them, and musicians in the background. Signed ‘J. & M.L. Lço M’.

Dates: 1899 - 1908
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 male bird, 1925

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/52
Scope and Contents

174 x 88 mm. Showing a single male ostrich (from which the plumage is gathered) 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 Mamatli potter of Basutoland finishing a pot in the Quithing [i.e. Quthing] District, 1940 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/501
Scope and Contents

Close-up view of finishing touches being applied to the pot. 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 mammy ladles out a plateful of 'chop' to this young pupil of the Mohammedan [Muslim] school at Bathurst [i.e. Banjul], the Gambia, 1940 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/136
Scope and Contents From the Series: A series of British Official photographs (Crown Copyright Reserved). They each have the following typewritten caption on the reverse:'School feeding in the Gambia.To ensure that school children at Bathurst [now Banjul], capital of the Gambia, are properly nourished, the department of Education has introduced school feeding. The Gambia is the smallest and oldest of the British African territories. At the Bathurst school the pupils receive one nutritious midday meal per...
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 man making sections of fence for a fish trap], 1930 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/3/14
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 man making string], 1930 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/3/13
Scope and Contents

110 x 110 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 man making string], 1930 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/3/13A
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 man on a beach whittling a long stick], 1930 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/3/15
Scope and Contents

105 x 105 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 manatee, 1911 - 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/6
Scope and Contents

73 x 103 mm. Showing the seal-like body of a recently captured manatee on the bank of the Niger, with Bell standing in the background.

Dates: 1911 - 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 Manga Arab copra maker, 1933 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/10/3/253
Scope and Contents

55 x 80 mm.

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 manganese mine in the Gold Coast, 1924

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448L/62
Scope and Contents

(PC4).

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 manganese mine in the Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana], 1924

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Gold Coast/4
Scope and Contents The caption on the reverse reads: 'Mining. This Mine was discovered by the Government Geologist in 1915 at the time when the allies were in great need of Manganese. Five million steel helmets were made from Manganese steel during the war'.Guggisberg stated: 'The rich red colouring of the face of the manganese ore mines at Nsuta, the deep browns and greys of the piles of ore on the right lend an artistic touch to the busy scene of everyday work of sweating miners and rattling...
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).