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Asia (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 15935 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A facemask craftsman at work at the Singapore Handicraft Centre which features the works of outstanding master craftsmen, 1982

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30311E C/11
Scope and Contents

The caption continues 'Dying arts like these are being revived'.

Dates: 1982
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 family group, China, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377A/38
Scope and Contents

208 x 157 mm. Showing a man, woman and three children seated on the stone steps in front of a house.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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 famous gun at Flagstaff Point, Nicosia, 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 8/1161
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. [No print]. Missing. Gun found 1 Nov. 1907 by a sponge fisher in Famagusta Bay. It is a bronze cannon 9 feet long, presented by King Henry VIII to Villiers de l Isle Adam in 1527 towards the recovery of Rhodes. One of a park of guns.

Dates: 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 female student learning the finer points of surface grinding, 1982

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30311E E/6
Scope and Contents From the Series: Education in Singapore is tailored to meet the needs of the people as well as the economy. It caters for the inclinations, aptitudes and interests of pupils by streaming them into academic studies, vocational training or apprenticeship schemes.The school curriculum stresses bilingualism (English plus mother tongue is compulsory), science, mathematics, moral and social values and extra-curricular activities.There are 297 primary schools, 116 secondary schools, 22 full schools...
Dates: 1982
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 few memories of two and a half years as district officer', 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/3/14
Scope and Contents

A description of the duties and responsibilities of a district officer, much of it relating to the Malayan Emergency (35 sheets).

Dates: 1965
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile state of many of these papers, users must consult microfilm copies where available.
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'A flood’, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/4/3/4/2
Scope and Contents

A description of the damage and foot shortages caused by major foods in Kelantan during 1928 and 1931 (4 sheets).

Dates: 1961
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this file must be viewed on microfilm reel MC 47.
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‘A flying boat’, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/4/3/4/4
Scope and Contents

An account of how Coe confused the landing of a kite with the landing of a seaplane in the Kelantan River in 1929 (3 sheets).

Dates: 1961
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this file must be viewed on microfilm reel MC 47.
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'A football pawang', 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/4/22
Scope and Contents

An account of how a football match in the Coleman Shield competition around 1910 was cancelled, because neither team would venture onto the field before the other, having been warned that it would bring bad luck.

Dates: 1963
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this file must be viewed on microfilm reel 8227C.
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A forest glade, 1903 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029E/51
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: An album containing photographic prints and coloured reproductions. Prints 2-62 are coloured reproductions from Kelly, R. Talbot (1905) Burma painted and described, London : Adam and Charles Black. The remainder are original photographs by Thomas Harry Goldsworthy Stevens. The prints mainly measure approximately 100 x 75 mm, although some are larger. The album is interleaved with sheets on which are typed captions, up to print 261. Photographs beyond this point are uncaptioned. The...
Dates: 1903 - 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 forest scene, 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/76
Scope and Contents

The caption printed on the reverse reads: 'Wild deer and wild boar in Ceylon jungle'.

Dates: 1924
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 gallery, Old Palace, 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 15/78
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints the majority of which are circa 290 x 215 mm., but 4-6, 9-18, 20-27, 51-55, 91-94, and 96-98 are approximately 140 x 100 mm. Nos. 4-27, 51 are scenes of the Royal Visit in November 1905, 19-26 being triumphal arches. The other subjects are the Maharajah and his family (1-3), Lallgarh Palace (28-50), Gujner (52-64), the Old Palace (65-82, 85), Bikaner City (83-84, 891-98 and Bikaner forces (89-90). There are printed captions: the collection is in a richly bound album...
Dates: 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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A garden in Klang [i.e. Kelang], Selangor, 1904 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 12/16
Scope and Contents

View looking across the garden towards a European house (largely obscured by vegetation). A note on the reverse suggests that this might be the house of John Kennaway.

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 garden in Klang [i.e. Kelang], Selangor, 1904 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 12/17
Scope and Contents

General view.

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 garden in Kuching : Moirs garden, 1904 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 12/47
Scope and Contents

View looking along a tree-shaded path in a Kuching garden.

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 gate, Peking, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377A/26
Scope and Contents

205 x 157 mm. View from the top of the wall looking down onto one of the city gates, with piles of stone slabs and bricks piled in a yard in the foreground.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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 general view of Kandy, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/5
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of platinum prints, 280 x 225 mm, mounted in a volume bound in red leather with 'The Royal Visit to Ceylon April, 1901' and the Royal Arms on the front cover. They are by various photographers and record the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later H.M. King George V and H.M. Queen Mary) 12-15 April, 1901. The prints are mounted on cardboard pages and have printed captions, which have been recorded as found. They are preceded by a 72 pp. description...
Dates: 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15
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 good load, 1905 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 9/35
Scope and Contents

Elephant. [Location unknown].

Dates: 1905 - 1906
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 granite quarry at Kowloon, 1909-01 - 1909-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 20/4522
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. [No print]. Missing.

Dates: 1909-01 - 1909-02
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 group at Bangalore, 1906-02-05 - 1906-02-06

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 9/1
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints, of an approximate size of 80 x 100 mm, mounted on card, six to a page, in a padded black leather album inscribed on the cover India 1905-06 from C.C. and 'Photographs taken by Sir Charles Cust Bt. 1905-06' is written on the fly leaf in Queen Marys hand. Sir Charles Cust took this collection of amateur photographs while accompanying the Royal Party. Most of the photographs have elegant hand-written captiions, but these are not always very explicit - some portraying...
Dates: 1906-02-05 - 1906-02-06
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 group of Ceylon treeferns, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/124
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. (Found in Ceylon only) at Hakgalla.

Dates: 1907
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 group of elephants in state trappings, 1860 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022B/100
Scope and Contents

292 x 225 mm. Viceregal elephants, probably at Barakpur.

Dates: 1860 - 1869
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 group of H.E. the Viceroy's elephants with their state trappings, 1860 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022D/53
Scope and Contents 290 x 228 mm. Photograph, probably taken at Barrackpore (see Y3022E/15), showing a group of five elephants with mahouts, howdahs and decorative trappings (jhools) of scarlet cloth edged with gold. A large stud of elephants was housed in the park at Barrackpore for the use of the Governor General and for the amusement of his guests. The number of animals decreased over the years, until by the time of Lord Elgin's arrival in India in 1893 only one animal survived. It was therefore decided to...
Dates: 1860 - 1869
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 group of native dancers who performed

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/23
Scope and Contents

342 x 268 mm (hand-coloured).

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 group of screw pines, pandanus fascicularis, 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/130
Scope and Contents

153 x 108 mm.

Dates: 1891
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 group of the signal section, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302M/56
Scope and Contents

54 x 78 mm.

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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