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Africa (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20093 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A 'Baraza' at the Sultan's Palace, Zanzibar, 1933 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/10/3/453
Scope and Contents

205 x 150 mm. The caption continues: 'Leading Arabs leaving H.H. The Sultan's palace after the 'Id-El-Fitr' reception held each year at the conclusion of the Ramadhan month of fasting.'

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 basket of mischief [3 children], 1939 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058G/5
Scope and Contents

70 x 95 mm.

Dates: 1939 - 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 Basuto chief displaying pots decorated with modern enamel paint, 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/498
Scope and Contents

Full length portrait of an aged Basuto chief with examples of pottery arranged on the ground in front of him. 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 Basuto Chief greeting His Majesty the King on the occasion of the Royal visit to Basutoland, 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/120
Scope and Contents

154 x 114 mm. Showing King George V shaking hands with a Basuto chief, with Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, standing behind the king on the dais. Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, can be seen in the background.

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 Basuto woman making a pot. The first process is to form a ring of clay, 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/499
Scope and Contents

Showing the woman kneading the clay on a flat stone preparatory to making the pot. 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 Bechuana girl, 1900 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011W/1
Scope and Contents

70 x 113 mm. Head and shoulders portrait of a Bechuana girl. Probably a copy of an original 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 Bedouin encampment: making couscous, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304H/265
Scope and Contents From the File:

Measuring 220 x 285 mm, this album contains postcards, some of which are coloured. The majority portray Algiers (including 12 of the museum), Algerian people, Biskra, and the ruins of Timgad, Constantine, Tunis and Carthage.

Dates: 1922
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 big catch, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Kenya/45
Scope and Contents

'N. 289' printed on the reverse.

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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A big forest elephant felled with one head shot, Ituri Forest, 1913, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/189
Scope and Contents

102 x 80 mm. A view showing a dead jungle elephant with three African hunters standing by its head. The caption on the reverse of one of the four duplicates states 'well showing instantaneous effect of a good head shot' (referring to the seated, rather than lying, position of the animal).

Dates: 1913
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 big forest elephant felled with one head shot, Ituri Forest, 1913, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/190
Scope and Contents

102 x 80 mm. A view showing a dead jungle elephant with three African hunters standing by its head. The caption on the reverse of one of the four duplicates states 'well showing instantaneous effect of a good head shot' (referring to the seated, rather than lying, position of the animal).

Dates: 1913
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 big forest elephant felled with one head shot, Ituri Forest, 1913, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/191
Scope and Contents

102 x 80 mm. A view showing a dead jungle elephant with three African hunters standing by its head. The caption on the reverse of one of the four duplicates states 'well showing instantaneous effect of a good head shot' (referring to the seated, rather than lying, position of the animal).

Dates: 1913
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 big forest elephant felled with one head shot, Ituri Forest, 1913, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/192
Scope and Contents

102 x 80 mm. A view showing a dead jungle elephant with three African hunters standing by its head. The caption on the reverse of one of the four duplicates states 'well showing instantaneous effect of a good head shot' (referring to the seated, rather than lying, position of the animal).

Dates: 1913
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 big forest elephant, Ituri Forest, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/185
Scope and Contents

97 x 75 mm. A view showing Pygmy hunters seated on the corpse of an elephant shot by Christy in the Ituri Forest.

Dates: 1913
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 big forest elephant, Ituri Forest, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/186
Scope and Contents

97 x 75 mm. A view showing Pygmy hunters seated on the corpse of an elephant shot by Christy in the Ituri Forest.

Dates: 1913
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 big forest elephant, Ituri Forest, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/187
Scope and Contents

97 x 78 mm. A view showing Pygmy hunters and the corpse of an elephant shot by Christy. Photograph probably by Christy.

Dates: 1913
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).
 Item

A big forest elephant, Ituri Forest, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/188
Scope and Contents

97 x 78 mm. A view showing Pygmy hunters and the corpse of an elephant shot by Christy. Photograph probably by Christy.

Dates: 1913
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 big Funtumia elastica, Uganda, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/62
Scope and Contents

75 x 96 mm. A view showing a tall rubber tree growing in an open forest glade.

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 bird's eye-view from the old Agency, Zanzibar, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3047A/46
Scope and Contents 143 x 83 mm. A view looking north-east over the waterfront rooftops towards the Beit el Ajei with the harbour in the distance. The old Consualte stands at the northern end of Main Street and was first occupied in that capacity by Captian Hamerton, English Consul to Zanzibar 1841-1857. A note in pencil on the reverse reads : Architect General. Architects : Mr J H Sinclair, Acting Brit. Agent and Consul General, who has been responsible for all the buildings of any architetural interest in...
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 Bisharen girl, 1930 - 1937

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

65 x 105 mm. Showing a girl in a red robe on the waters edge, carrying a sack or bag. The garment she wears has been hand tinted.

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 Bisharin warrior at Aswan, 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3041C/6
Scope and Contents

192 x 241 mm. A view showing a young warrior posing for the camera and holding a long sword.

Dates: 1921
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 bit of the coast at Kilindini Harbour, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468J/10
Scope and Contents

200 x 156 mm. A duplicate of Y30468G/20.

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 blind old woman came to the dance at Agoro, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/243
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 77 loose sheets. On one sheet, in ink capitals, is written 'Photographs taken between June 18th 1934 - December 1934, in the Lamu Archipelago, Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda, Belgian Congo, Ruanda Urundi, French Equatorial Africa, Cameroons, Nigeria, French West Africa.' The majority of the photographs have been captioned by hand, in a difficult handwriting, and some of the place or tribal names have not been traced in works of reference. The following guide to...
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 boat race, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/10/13
Scope and Contents

170 x 135 mm. The caption continues: 'Young Zanzibar's try their skill with home made canoes which are often very skilful and ingenious copies of the fishing canoes used by their fathers.'

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 Bohra merchant and tinsmith in Kampala, 1952 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/7/5
Scope and Contents

160 x 210 mm.

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 Boran camel 'Safari' on the way to the wells in Kenya's Northern Province, 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/394
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: A series of Official photographs (Copyright Reserved). They each have the following typewritten caption on the reverse:'Though Kenya is more usually associated with the green pastures, cool glades and ice-cold streams of its lovely highlands, the Northern Frontier Province has all the ingredients of the desert.The scattered nomad population of wandering Hamites move from one grazing ground to another with their precious flocks and herds. Miles of low thorn bush are empty save...
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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