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Africa (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20093 Collections and/or Records:

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Woman drinking from river, 1890 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468A/100
Scope and Contents

102 x 72 mm. A view showing an African woman drinking from a river.

Dates: 1890 - 1905
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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Woman farming, Tamunken-Nkambie, 1940-02-22

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043BB/312
Scope and Contents

44 x 40 mm. Woman of Tamunken farming with her basket for food on her back.

Dates: 1940-02-22
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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Woman Field Worker is a member of the Wamawia tribe from Portuguese East Africa, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/439
Scope and Contents

Half-length portrait of a woman field worker. The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'These people travel from places as far off as six hundred miles in Portuguese East Africa to work on the Tanganyika sisal estate. Despite the fact that the poll tax in Tanganyika is higher than in any other part of East Africa they still migrate there, of their own accord, a fact which speaks well of labour conditions and wages on the sisal estates of Tanganyika'.

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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Woman grinding on stone block with baby strapped to her back, 1914 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469K/186
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises black and white photographs, mostly 125 x 75 mm or 75 x 125 mm in size, film negatives and glass negatives. Some of the prints from glass plates are smaller, approximately 85 x 65 mm. The prints are good compositions, though some are rather dark, and were listed by Erica Ryan of the National Library of Australia, using, among other sources, the captioned envelopes in which the original negatives had been stored. The provenance of the collection is unclear,...
Dates: 1914 - 1918
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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Woman grinding on stone block with baby strapped to her back, 1914 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469K/GN/186
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises black and white photographs, mostly 125 x 75 mm or 75 x 125 mm in size, film negatives and glass negatives. Some of the prints from glass plates are smaller, approximately 85 x 65 mm. The prints are good compositions, though some are rather dark, and were listed by Erica Ryan of the National Library of Australia, using, among other sources, the captioned envelopes in which the original negatives had been stored. The provenance of the collection is unclear,...
Dates: 1914 - 1918
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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[Woman harvesting cloves], 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/8/1/1/28
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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[Woman harvesting cloves], 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/8/1/1/29
Scope and Contents

160 x 210 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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[Woman harvesting cloves], 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/8/1/1/30
Scope and Contents

160 x 210 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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[Woman harvesting cloves], 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/8/1/1/31
Scope and Contents

160 x 215 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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[Woman harvesting cloves], 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/8/1/1/32
Scope and Contents

160 x 210 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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[Woman in African dress, with elaborate hair style], 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043PP/47
Scope and Contents

65 x 100 mm. Marked on back ‘Return to Mr Holt’.

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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Woman in European clothes, Nkungie, 1940-02-25

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043BB/315
Scope and Contents

63 x 98 mm. Seldom if ever having seen a white woman these girls were firmly convinced that they were following the Feminine European fashion in dress. This Albino was dressed in a yellow imitation felt hat, red and blue sweater, red skirt, bright blue stockings and huge imitation leather shoes. The boys to foster this habit assure the girls who have never travelled that they are wearing the latest European Ladies Fashions.

Dates: 1940-02-25
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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Woman in Freetown, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/11/6/6
Scope and Contents

155 x 204 mm. glossy print.

Dates: 1960 - 1969
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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Woman of Kakali, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/381
Scope and Contents

Head and shoulders portrait.

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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Woman of Kakali, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/383
Scope and Contents

A full-length portrait.

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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[Woman of Kakali], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/384
Scope and Contents

A head and shoulders portrait.

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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[Woman of Liria], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/139
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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[Woman of the Mangbetu people], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/4
Scope and Contents Informal head and shoulders portrait. The caption below the photograph reads: 'These sharpened bones are used for untying the tight knots of their coiffure when they reset their hair. Between times they are used as ornaments'.An additional note on the top of the album page reads: 'The MANGBETU Tribe live on the northern edge of the Eturi Forest in the Belgian Congo. Their chief characteristic is the deformation of the skull which they attain by binding the childrens heads for the...
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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[Woman of the Mangbetu people], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/5
Scope and Contents

Informal head and shoulders portrait. The caption below the photograph reads: 'This is not a tattoo but just a black dye, which can be washed off. This they do frequently (about once a fortnight) and paint on some entirely fresh and crazy design which they have thought of'.

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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[Woman of the Mangbetu people], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/6
Scope and Contents

Informal head and shoulders portrait. The caption below the photograph reads: 'These faint and numerous cicatrizations represent solely events in her sexual life; such as, - menstruations - husbands - intercourses and childbirths'.

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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[Woman of the Mangbetu people], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/7
Scope and Contents

Informal head and shoulders portrait. The caption below the photograph reads: 'The best tamburu I saw'.

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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[Woman picking cloves], 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/8/1/1/41
Scope and Contents

160 x 210 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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Woman police constable on duty in Freetown, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/11/6/8
Scope and Contents

154 x 204 mm. glossy print.

Dates: 1961
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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[Woman reaching up into a tree], 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043UU/151
Scope and Contents From the File:

Coloured slides, 50 x 50 mm, mostly Kodak, originally stored in a carrying case. They relate to nursing in Nigeria and Ghana.

Dates: 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Y3043UU/134 is missing.
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Woman thinning out (ku sunga) maize in a sitapa garden near Liyala village, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304E/17
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: 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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