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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 native field on a steep hillside. After a heavy storm much top soil has been washed away, 1940 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/363
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of loose prints. The prints are mainly British official photographs representing aspects of development in the colonies and are chiefly 250 x 200 mm. Captions on the reverse, including the names of institutions, have been recorded as found and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. The prints fall into subject collections.Nigeria: 1 - 8 Udi Village; 9-20 Ogwofia...
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 native headman, 1908 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043N/52
Scope and Contents

102 x 59 mm. Showing an elderly African standing in front of the military quarters under construction at Ogoja.

Dates: 1908 - 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 natural granite pyramid in the Kalahara [Kalahari] Desert, 310 feet in height, caused by the washing away of the softer soils leaving the granite exposed. There are many such in this great southern Desert. 1872', 1872

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/51
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Water colours and pen and ink sketches documenting Anderson's travels in southern Africa, accompanied by his original captions and explanatory notes. The original titles and captions have been enclosed in single quotation marks, and have been transcribed in the catalogue as found, with the exception of an egregiously offensive term used in some titles, which has not been transcribed. Where possible, modern place names have been supplied.

Dates: 1872
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 natural pyramid of rocks in the Kalahara [Kalahari] Desert 270 feet high. There are several of them found near Kanarders. Taken in 1872', 1872

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/52
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Water colours and pen and ink sketches documenting Anderson's travels in southern Africa, accompanied by his original captions and explanatory notes. The original titles and captions have been enclosed in single quotation marks, and have been transcribed in the catalogue as found, with the exception of an egregiously offensive term used in some titles, which has not been transcribed. Where possible, modern place names have been supplied.

Dates: 1872
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 new and accurate map of Africa, 1817 - 1866

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 343/4
Scope and Contents

An undated print of a map 'drawn from the best authorities by Thos. Bowen'.

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 new clearing in jungle, 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043M/32
Scope and Contents

96 x 125 mm. Showing an African standing in a clearing, with palm trees in the background.

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 new clearing showing rubber trees, 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043M/28
Scope and Contents

93 x 126 mm. As described.

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 new lava stream (still hot), 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/319
Scope and Contents

Views of the crater of Nyamaragira, an active volcano to the north of Lake Kivu, 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 northern river Jos, 1929 - 1930

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043GG/34
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: 1929 - 1930
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 nor'wester, 1897 - 1898

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059N/10
Scope and Contents

A view from the Sea Walk showing surf breaking on the shore.

Dates: 1897 - 1898
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 Nyimang house, 1950 - 1970

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/9/7/17
Scope and Contents

155 x 111 mm. glossy print with 83 x 57 mm. negative.

Dates: 1950 - 1970
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 pack horse ready for the road, 1910 - 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/73
Scope and Contents

87 x 85 mm. Showing a saddled packhorse grazing.

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 painted cross - Mindolo, Zambia, 1980

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/53/4
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

An undated series of postcards depicting artwork and scenes from Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, India and Malaysia. The postcards are undated but probably originate from the 1970s or 1980s.

Dates: 1980
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 pair of very forward females, 1939 - 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/65
Scope and Contents

115 x 115 mm. Showing a woman stood, hands on hips, smiling into the camera, with another woman stood a little further back. They both have shaved heads.

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 pair of working bullocks pulling a plough imported from U.K. at the Department of Animal Health Experimental Livestock Farm near Acrra, Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana], 1940 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/248
Scope and Contents

The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'Eighteen pairs of working bullocks are used on the farm. They pull ploughs, cultivators, hay rakes, and earth excavators and also cart grain, water, manure and gravel for the four miles of roads within the farm area'.

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 Palace garden party, 1938 - 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/5
Scope and Contents

110 x 70 mm. Showing many people sat at tables. Hebbert is sat at the table in the foreground, second in from right. Mrs Hebbert is second from the left, identified as 'LMH'.

Dates: 1938 - 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 palaver at Okposi, yams in foreground, 1908 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043N/10
Scope and Contents

109 x 62 mm. Showing a large group of Africans seated in an open space in front of thatched huts, with piles of yams bound in bundles in the foreground.

Dates: 1908 - 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 palaver of chiefs, Accra, Gold Coast, 1924

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448L/83
Scope and Contents

(PC29).

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 palaver of chiefs, Accra, Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana], 1924

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Gold Coast/29
Scope and Contents

The caption on the reverse reads: 'A Palaver of Chiefs, Accra, Gold Coast. The scene depicts a meeting of chiefs under one of the great ficus trees in the courtyard of Christiansborg Castle, the official residence of the Governors of the Gold Coast. These durbars are a riot of colour owing to the great state umbrellas carried over the heads of the local potentates and the brilliant clothes worn by all in attendance'.

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 part of the Bazaar, Zanzibar, 1900 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3047A/53
Scope and Contents

85 x 140 mm. A view looking along a narrow street in the Bazaar Quarter.

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 participant tries his hand, 1933 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/10/5/54
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 participant tries his hand, 1933 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/10/5/55
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 party of progressive North Nyanza farmers with Agricultural instructors, 1952 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/7/92
Scope and Contents

210 x 160 mm. The caption continues: 'Touring the eastern province of Uganda to see farming improvements there.'

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 pelican], 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/23
Scope and Contents

A close-up view of a pelican on a rocky shore.

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 pen of porkers in the fattening unit, 1952 - 1964

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

180 x 240 mm. Showing a man in a pen with five pigs, identified on the reverse as 'Wessex X middle white'. The caption continues: 'The whole pig unit of sixteen sows, two boars and a (illegible word) of 250 porkers a year, is managed by Mr. Wekesa shown in the picture.

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).