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Africa (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20093 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A bore hole near Dodoma, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/4/1
Scope and Contents

210 x 160 mm. Showing a group of men stood around a water hole. The caption continues: 'Constructed by the Water Development Authority. Local Wagogo tribesmen who have brought their cattle to water look on with great interest.'

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 boy making himself a boat], 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/10/7
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 break in the pipe line, 1930 - 1937

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

170 x 130 mm. Showing a group of five women and children on a beach.

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 break on the Semiam [i.e. Simen] trek, 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/2/1/24
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Numbered and labelled slides from the Hebberts' trip to Ethiopia.

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).
 Sub-sub-class

A Bridge of Creepers over River near Mumias 1899, 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045A/107-09
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 neatly captioned. However, it appears likely that this...
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 bunch of cloves, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/1/8/1/1/23
Scope and Contents

155 x 180 mm. The caption continues: 'This is the stage at which cloves are harvested. They are the flower buds of the clove tree just before bursting into blossom.' There is a Dorien Leigh Limited 'Photograph on loan' stamp on the reverse.

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 Bush scene, Xmas Pass, Umtali [Mutare] Rhod., 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052C/19
Scope and Contents

Showing dense bush on a hill side on Xmas Pass.

Dates: 1901
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 busy vegetable buying centre in Kikuyu country, Kenya, 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/347
Scope and Contents

Showing farmers with sacks of cabbages at the vegetable buying centre. The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'Cabbages are being bought today'.

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 camel caravan], 1930 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304O/53
Scope and Contents

In the desert.

Dates: 1930 - 1939
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 camel caravan in the desert, 1930 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304O/52
Scope and Contents

The caption continues: 'Unfortunately taken with an old film'.

Dates: 1930 - 1939
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 camp where we spent five days, 1930 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304O/38
Scope and Contents

In the Arak gorges in Algeria. The album page is captioned: 'The Arak Gorge in the Sahara'.

Dates: 1930 - 1939
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 caravan en route, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304H/127-29
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 carved stool. On top is a pipe. Both belong to the Chief of Lehu[?], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/582
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 cattle ranch in the Transvaal, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/157
Scope and Contents

203 x 151 mm. Showing ranchers herding cattle on the veld.

Dates: 1925
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 ceon at Daresghie [Diresghie?] Church, 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/5/75
Scope and Contents

235 x 180 mm. Showing a man in an embroidered robe holding up a filigree cross.

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 Chagga homestead, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/6/4/20
Scope and Contents

210 x 160 mm. Showing a man with three children stood outside a large hut made from indigenous materials.

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 chart of the western coast of Africa, 1817 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 343/3
Scope and Contents

'A chart of the western coast of Africa...drawn from the French chart of the Western Ocean published in 1738...improved from particular surveys published by Barbot, Smith, Marchaise and others; and regulated by astronomical observations', an undated print of an engraving by Thomas Kitchin, 'Plate 164. No. 94. Vol. 2, p. 362'.

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 cheerful Labwor youth wearing a tikitik, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/234
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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A Chief answers the Oath of allegiance to the late Asantehene, 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448R/26
Scope and Contents

90x138mm. Otumfuo Sir Osei Agymen Prempeh II died on May 27th 1970.

Dates: 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 chief under umbrella arriving for the Jubilee day, with all his followers. Everyone has a gun, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/563
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 Chigogo dwelling in course of construction (Mvumi?), 1900s, 1900 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/162
Scope and Contents

115 x 119 mm. View of a large circular hut with side wall, but unroofed. Two copies.

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 child of Africa, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Kenya/33
Scope and Contents

'Africa in Pictures' and '35' 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 citrus farm in the Cape, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/67
Scope and Contents

203 x 152 mm. Showing a neatly planted orchard of citrus fruits with farm buildings in the background and a surrounding row of hills beyond.

Dates: 1925
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 class at the girls’ school, 1900 - 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/209
Scope and Contents

103 x 62 mm. Showing three girls seated in a classroom.

Dates: 1900 - 1935
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 class in the Teacher Training Department, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448H/8
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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