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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20096 Collections and/or Records:

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A Mangbele man, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/71
Scope and Contents

The caption above the photograph continues: 'The Mangbele are a neighbouring tribe of the Mangbetu. They all tall, thin, bearded and unfriendly'.

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 Mangbetu grave, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/49
Scope and Contents

The caption below the photograph continues: 'A man has just been buried, and his wives and relatives are wailing on the grave. (Taken close to Medje.)'.

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 Mangbetu woman wearing tamburu, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/1
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 mangrove swamp - note the aerial roots which support the plants in tidal swamps, 1930 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/12/4
Scope and Contents

205 x 155 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 map of the Gold Coast, 1817 - 1866

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 343/21
Scope and Contents

'A map of the Gold Coast, from Issini to Alampi by M.D' Anville, April 1729', an undated print of an engraving by G. Child, 'Plate 174, No. 100, Vol. 2, p. 362'.

Dates: 1817 - 1866
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 map of the River Gambia, 1817 - 1866

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 343/5
Scope and Contents

'A map of the River Gambia from Eropina to Barrakunda by Capt. John Leach in 1732', an undated print of an engraving by Thomas Kitchin.

Dates: 1817 - 1866
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 map of the River Gambia, 1817 - 1866

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 343/7
Scope and Contents

'A map of the River Gambia from its mouth to Eropina by Captn John Leach in 1732', an undated print of an engraving by Thomas Kitchin, 'Pl. 149, No. 87, Vol. 2, p: 356'.

Dates: 1817 - 1866
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 market scene, Accra - Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana], 1924

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Gold Coast/6
Scope and Contents

Salaga Market. A market scene on the great trade routes between Coomassie, the capital of Ashanti, and Timbuctoo'.

Guggisberg stated: '...the old market with its wealth of colouring, its movement, its sunshine and shade...' (Guggisberg, Gold Coast News, no.25).

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 Marsai girl, 1939 - 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/186
Scope and Contents

50 x 115 mm. Showing a young girl wearing dark robes.

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 Mashona Kraal amongst stones, 1890

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A/82
Scope and Contents

Showing thatched huts perched on a hillside of huge boulders. 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 Mashona Kraal, Chibi’s Country, 1890

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A/79
Scope and Contents

Showing the clay and thatch huts of a Mashona village tightly packed among huge granite boulders on a hillside. Exact location unknown. See also Y3052A/63. 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 Mashona Kraal, Chibi’s Country, 1890

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A/80
Scope and Contents

A more distant view of a Mashona village, situated in the cleft of a hillside and surrounded by huge granite boulders. 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 mass literacy class for children in the experimental education scheme at Udi, 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/66
Scope and Contents

The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'The children are being taught as a first stage to write in the sand'.

Dates: 1944
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 meal in camp, 1900 - 1909

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469A/82
Scope and Contents

85 x 88 mm. Showing an unidentified group of Europeans seated round a table at a camp in the bush with a tent at the right of the print.

Dates: 1900 - 1909
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 Medicine grove at Nkungie, 1940-02-24

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043BB/313
Scope and Contents

53 x 40 mm.

Dates: 1940-02-24
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 member of the guard of honour at Maseru Police Training School, 1963-07

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30547A/12
Scope and Contents

157 x 204 mm. A head and shoulders portrait of a member of the guard of honour on parade.

Dates: 1963-07
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 member of the Hadimu tribe which is amongst the indigenous peoples of Zanzibar, 1930 - 1964

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

160 x 210 mm. Photograph stamped on the reverse with 'Photograph on loan. Dorien Leigh Ltd.'

Dates: 1930 - 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 memoir of life as a colonial officer in Sierra Leone, West Africa

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 376
Scope and Contents

Memoir (228 pages) accompanied by notes and rough drafts (circa 100 pages). An index is filed with the collection.

Dates: 1961 - 1964
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 messenger, 1930 - 1937

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/1/215
Scope and Contents

60 x 60 mm. A man in white robes stood beside a donkey.

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 mimic battle warding off evil spirits. Another preliminary to the dance, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/173
Scope and Contents Showing members of the Latuka Tribe at a death dance, Torit. The caption below the photograph reads: 'The Latuka men made a cut on their right shoulder for every man they have killed and on the left for each woman. Since they have come under British Administration this custom has fallen into disuse. A prision warder at Torit recently had the occasion to shoot several prisoners who were escaping. On the day of the trial he was absent from court, and eventually found in his compound...
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 mineworker collecting his hot mug of cocoa after coming off shift in Nchanga Mine, 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30521C/44
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Collection of black and white photographs arranged under broad headings in approximate chronological order within each heading, the majority of which were captioned by R.S. Thompson at the time of donation. The captions, used as titles and recorded in the notes, may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. Captions supplied by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets. The photographs...
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 mission station at Mbabane, 1910 - 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/46
Scope and Contents

139 x 86 mm. Showing three European women and two African servants standing in front of a wooden bungalow, presumably at Mbabane. Neither the mission nor the women pictured have been identified.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
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 Mohair rug in Basutoland [i.e. Lesotho], 1940 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/502
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Showing a woman holding up a mohair rug, patterned in coloured stripes. 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 Mohammedan [Muslim] student in the library of the Higher College, 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/76
Scope and Contents

The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'Abu Mawashi, whose home is at Kat Katsima in the Northern Provinces. He is taking the pre-medical course. After 1½ years at the College he hopes to be admitted to the Medical School of Nigeria, where he will do another five years training. If he graduates successfully he may then either obtain an appointment as an Assistant Medical Officer or launch out in private practice'.

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 Mombodo man lies on his bed, while his wife dresses his hair for him, 1935 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/37
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).