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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 Petty Chief. Mumias 1899, 1899

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045A/59
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Two albums with two loose prints (which may not belong to this collection) inserted. The two albums were the property of Charles Edwin Collard, Captain, Royal Marine Light Infantry. The albums have been rebound, but the labels on the covers ‘Uganda 1898-1900’ have been retained. Most of the photographs are 115 x 90 mm. Collard was presumably the photographer except for the few prints in which he appears, and all the photographs are captioned. However, it appears likely that this was...
Dates: 1899
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 Pholey town and plantations about it, 1817 - 1866

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 343/11
Scope and Contents

An undated print of a engraving by J. Balsire from a picture by Francis Moore, 'Pl. 153, No. 89, Vol. 2, p. 359'.

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 picnic near Nairobi, PH, [illegible word], (Robinson, Hastings and Knox), 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/106
Scope and Contents

Showing six people having a picnic.

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 picnic party at the Matapos, 1928-07-09

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/2/86
Scope and Contents

Lto R. Major Smith, Mr Voss, Major Gordon, Mr Smailes & Mr Tucker

Dates: 1928-07-09
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).
 Series

A pictorial record of life in the Colonial Service in West Africa, 1953-1966, 2001

 Series
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 317/2a
Scope and Contents A collection of nearly 900 labelled photographs and maps compiled by J.M.A. Sly, relating to his years on Colonial Service Courses and in the Colonial Service in West Africa. The text lists events month by month. It is mostly concerned with southern Nigeria, but also covers tours to the Cameroons, Dahomey, Togoland, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. There are indexes of persons, places and events, animals and plants. There is an introduction by A.G.E. Sly explaining the background to...
Dates: 2001
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 pictorial record of life in the Colonial Service in West Africa, 1953-1966, 2001-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 317/2b
Scope and Contents A collection of nearly 900 labelled photographs and maps compiled by J.M.A. Sly, relating to his years on Colonial Service Courses and in the Colonial Service in West Africa. The text lists events month by month. It is mostly concerned with southern Nigeria, but also covers tours to the Cameroons, Dahomey, Togoland, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. There are indexes of persons, places and events, animals and plants. There is an introduction by A.G.E. Sly explaining the background to...
Dates: 2001-03
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 picturesque corner, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/9
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of loose monochrome gravure postcards of Potchefstroom. Originally part of the Fisher collection. Captions have been recorded as found and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.

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 picturesque fruit shop, 1933 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/10/2/3
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 picturesque fruit shop, 1930 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/9/1
Scope and Contents

165 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 place where a man has been treated with medicine because he has been dreaming of a lion, 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304E/97
Scope and Contents From the Series: A collection of numbered prints, unless otherwise stated measuring circa 210 x 160 mm, in a 19 page typescript volume entitled 'Barotseland', written and illustrated by Max Gluckman. His typescript is undated but the illustrations closely resemble, and in some cases are identical with, those used in Gluckman (1945) of which a photocopy is filed with this collection. It is not known how these photographs were used - perhaps projected by epidiascope. Numbers 1-54 are captioned on the back,...
Dates: Other: 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).
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A point, 1910 - 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/77
Scope and Contents

87 x 86 mm. Showing a pointer at work in the bush.

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 police station in Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1910 - 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/77B
Scope and Contents

85 x 85 mm. Negative only.

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 portion of the famous 'pink terraces', 1930 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/12/9
Scope and Contents

210 x 160 mm. The caption continues: 'The famous 'pink terraces' of Zanzibar. In some cases, these 'chimneys' show a sheer drop of 150 -200 feet.'

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 powerful Mugogo chief wearing the Government cap, the symbol of his authority, 1902 - 1908

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/65
Scope and Contents

Head and shoulders full face portrait. This man is also identified in a later caption as Chief Lenjima, but it is certainly not the same man as seen in Y30469F/64.

Dates: 1902 - 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 priest, 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/5/84
Scope and Contents

240 x 175 mm. A view of a man shading himself with a parasol.

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 primary reading class, 1904 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/GN/201
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of loose prints, lantern slides and glass negatives. The prints mostly relate to Westgate’s earlier work, but there are a few from the 1930s, including nos. 426-454 of visits to South Africa and African islands, all processed in February 1936. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of their creation. Many of the lantern slides and glass negatives are uncaptioned and...
Dates: 1904 - 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 primary reading class, c 1904-10, 1904 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/200
Scope and Contents

164 x 119 mm. Showing an African teacher with his class outside a hut. The teacher uses a stick to point out words on the printed cloth text which hangs on the wall outside. Prints 200-203 were all taken at the same location on the same date. Captioning on the reverse dates the photographs as 1904 to 1909-10, with Bugiri, Mpwapwa or Kongwa as locations.

Dates: 1904 - 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 primary reading class, c 1904-10, 1904 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/201
Scope and Contents

156 x 115 mm. Similar to the preceding print, but a distant view of a larger class. Two copies.

Dates: 1904 - 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 primary reading class, c 1904-10, 1904 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/202
Scope and Contents

165 x 160. Similar to preceding print.

Dates: 1904 - 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 primary reading class, c 1904-10, 1904 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/203
Scope and Contents

155 x 114 mm. View of the classes in progress. Two copies.

Dates: 1904 - 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 princess of Dama Country, Upper Mendi, 1890 - 1899

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446F/18
Scope and Contents

111 x 156 mm. A full length portrait of a Mendi girl, dressed in a skirt of patterned cloth and wearing bracelets and a necklace.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
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 private of the Basutoland Mounted Police, 1910 - 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/29
Scope and Contents

97 x 120 mm. Showing a uniformed private, armed with a rifle, standing at attention beside his horse.

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 progressive Mugogo, 1900s, 1900 - 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/297
Scope and Contents

120 x 161 mm. Full length portrait of a Mugog wearing European clothes.

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 pupil brushing his hair, 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448H/76
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of photographs taken by the Ministry of Information West African Photographic Service, giving a comprehensive record of the varied aspects of the College's work. These pictures have been extensively reproduced in books and articles. As Dr. R.W. Stopford is shown as Principal, a post he held from 1941 to 1945, they must date from this period. The Library has three different groups of photographs drawn from this series, two of which form this collection:(A) 55, 260 x...
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).
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A pygmie village - Belgian Congo [i.e. Congo], 1939 - 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/232
Scope and Contents

125 x 125 mm. Showing many people stood around a central object.

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).