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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 Rahad beauty, 1930 - 1937

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/1/218
Scope and Contents

70 x 85 mm. Showing a Rahad girl stood holding a pot on her head.

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 reception at the British Agency, Zanzibar, 1900 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3047A/57
Scope and Contents

139 x 85 mm. A view showing a group of Arab Sheiks in front of the British Residency in Zanzibar. The figure at the head of the group is probably the Sultan Seyyid Khalifa Bin Harub, Sultan of Zanzibar 1911-1960.

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 report by American missionaries on East Africa, 1839’, 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 126/5/6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Published and unpublished works on African history written by Gray, accompanied by research notes from archives and secondary sources.

Dates: 1955
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 rest on the way up Kinsla[?] Mountain, 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/199
Scope and Contents

A view showing Powell's carriers resting on a rocky outcrop.

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 Rhodesian homestead, 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 195/31
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A series of watercolours commissioned from the Rhodesian artist Mrs Gilbert Stephenson to be used in colouring lantern slides to illustrate the fifth handbook, A.J. Sargent, 'South Africa: seven lectures (London, 1914). Stephenson had been recommended by the British South Africa Company.

Dates: 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 Ricksha Boy in Durban, 1928-06-30

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/2/51
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Album of mostly 80 x 54 mm prints. There is a brief list describing items 1-98, which document the trip from Southampton to South Africa, travel in South Africa, and the visit to Southern Rhodesia. Many photos do not appear in the exact numerical order given in the listing. The rest of the images are uncaptioned, but their general locations have been identified by reference to the diary RCMS 353/1.

Dates: 1928-06-30
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 riding bull. (near Fort Sibut, F.E.A.), 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/544
Scope and Contents

Showing a man mounted on a saddled bull.

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 river. Nupé Territory, Upper Niger. Note plains, 1940 - 1960

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011KKK(GS)58
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The slides are 25 x 25 mm. Y3011KKK(GS)1-12 are boxed with Y3011WW Eastham. The remainder are in three separate slide boxes.

Dates: 1940 - 1960
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 roadside fountain in the country. Where travellers quench their thirst, 1905 - 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Sierra Leone II/22
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Postcards showing views in Sierra Leone, particularly in Free Town. The majority are by the Lisk-Carew Brothers, number 14 is by the Sierra Leone Government, Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd, and number 15 is by Ceylon Pictorials. Numbers 20 and 30 give no indication as to the photographer.

Dates: 1905 - 1953
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 rough, but accurate sketch of Lo Bengulu [Lobengula] reviewing his Impis at the great Military dance at Gubuluwayo [Old Bulawayo] in January 1878', 1878-01

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/31
Scope and Contents

The caption reads, 'His sister Nina is on his left hand and to her left is the great Medicine Doctor. In the centre are some of his young daughters. Taken at the time, at the entrance of Lo Ben’s [Lonbengula's] private residence, with the white people looking on'.

Dates: 1878-01
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 round house in course of building [?Ogoja], 1908 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043N/69
Scope and Contents

102 x 59 mm. Showing partially constructed round houses, with the two tiered thatched roof completed but with the walls as yet unfinished.

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 round Hut at Notwani Station, 1928-07-15

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/4/23
Scope and Contents

Print at RCMS 353/2/97.

Dates: 1928-07-15
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 round Hut at Notwani Station, 1928-07-15

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/2/97
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Album of mostly 80 x 54 mm prints. There is a brief list describing items 1-98, which document the trip from Southampton to South Africa, travel in South Africa, and the visit to Southern Rhodesia. Many photos do not appear in the exact numerical order given in the listing. The rest of the images are uncaptioned, but their general locations have been identified by reference to the diary RCMS 353/1.

Dates: 1928-07-15
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 rural crib pier type bridge in the N. Western Province of Northern Rhodesia in 1954, 1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30521C/31
Scope and Contents

This was over the Lunga River in Mwinilunga.

Dates: 1954
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 sailor, 1930 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/11/20
Scope and Contents

160 x 210 mm. The caption continues: 'off one of great Arab Dhows on their annual trade visit to the ports of East Africa, from the Persian Gulf and the ports of Southern Arabia.'

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 sample of grade one cloves, Zanzibar 1933-1948, 1933 - 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/8/1/2/5
Scope and Contents

210 x 160 mm. The caption continues: 'First grade cloves. Note that all cloves have 'heads'. There are in fact the main parts of the flower bud (a mass of stamens enclosed in small bracts). If the clove bud opens before it is picked and dried then the clove will have lost its 'head' and the quality of the sample reduced.'

Dates: 1933 - 1948
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 scene at Rabai, 1902, 1902

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/75
Scope and Contents

120 x 95 mm. View of the open area in the centre of a village, with trees and huts in the background.

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 scene during the Chancellor’s Procession, 1961-11-25

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448F/17
Scope and Contents

140 x 105 mm.

Dates: 1961-11-25
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 scene on the Government Farm at Gwebi Near Salisbury, 1928-07-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/2/89
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Album of mostly 80 x 54 mm prints. There is a brief list describing items 1-98, which document the trip from Southampton to South Africa, travel in South Africa, and the visit to Southern Rhodesia. Many photos do not appear in the exact numerical order given in the listing. The rest of the images are uncaptioned, but their general locations have been identified by reference to the diary RCMS 353/1.

Dates: 1928-07-11
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 science class, 1940 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/276
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Makerere was opened by the Government as a technical school in 1922, and two years later a class for training medical assistants was added. In 1926 responsibility for technical training transferred from Makerere to the Kampala Training College and Makerere became a general training college. A commission of inquiry into education in East Africa recommended in 1937 that steps should be taken to transform Makerere into a college of higher education and in 1950 Makerere became a university...
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 science class doing an examination paper, 1940 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/275
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Makerere was opened by the Government as a technical school in 1922, and two years later a class for training medical assistants was added. In 1926 responsibility for technical training transferred from Makerere to the Kampala Training College and Makerere became a general training college. A commission of inquiry into education in East Africa recommended in 1937 that steps should be taken to transform Makerere into a college of higher education and in 1950 Makerere became a university...
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 section of fence - a fish trap - in the shallows], 1930 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/3/16
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 section of the Bulawa Road, 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/2/1/2
Scope and Contents

General view with the mountains in the distance.

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 Senior Housecraft Teacher and one of her African assistants, 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448H/16
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 Senior Housecraft Teacher, and one of her African Assistants, 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/208
Scope and Contents

Showing the teacher and her African assistant in conversation.

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).