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Asia (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 16213 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A creeper at Peradeniya, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/12
Scope and Contents

218 x 275 mm. Photograph by Scowen & Co.

Dates: 1870 - 1879
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 creeper, Peradeniya, 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303P/46
Scope and Contents

265x214mm.

Dates: 1886
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 crowded waterway in Singapore, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302D/2
Scope and Contents

247 x 174 mm. View of the Boat Quay on the Singapore River.

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 Cyprian maid, 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3018A/9
Scope and Contents 89 x 110 mm. Woodburytype. A sensitive portrait of a young woman wearing a striped dress and embroidered head scarf: 'The accompanying illustration may be taken as an ordinary type of the women of Cyprus ... it may be added that they dress modestly, and many of them follow the Turkish fashion of keeping the greater portion of the face covered. Some of them ... are not unworthy descendants of the Cypriote maids of classic fame. The native beauty of the race is, however, seen at its best...
Dates: 1878
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: The volume is located at: RCS.Cob.18.121.
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A Cypriot shepherd with the flute, 1957 - 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3018J/20
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A collection of loose prints. All are 250 x 200 mm unless otherwise stated. There are brief typed captions on the backs of the prints, some of which have been elaborated or amended for this catalogue. Some of the prints are organised by subject: 12 - 19 concern the Turkish invasion and its aftermath; 20-26 are images of people and places; 27-28 concern antiquities.

Dates: 1957 - 1974
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 Cypriote Boy, 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3018B/27
Scope and Contents

90 x 110 mm. Woodburytype. A half-length portrait of a young boy: 'The boy represented in the second picture is the son of the priest of Avgoru [? Avgorou]. The higher dignitaries of the Greek Church are not permitted to marry; but the papa may be wedded, subject to the condition that the union was effected before his consecration, and that in the event of the death of his wife he shall not marry a second time' (Thomson 1879, vol.2, p.52).

Dates: 1878
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: The volume is located at: RCS.Cob.18.122.
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A dhoby's donkey, Madras, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 21/1/13
Scope and Contents

136 x 103 mm. The donkey carries a large bundle of washing. (p. 123).

Dates: 1873
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).
 File

'A district officer's day', 1927 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/4/31/1
Scope and Contents

A description of Stark's duties as acting District Officer of Kelang in 1927, submitted for publication in 'Malaya', Aug. 1963, 36-38. The file includes a cutting from its original publication in the 'Straits Times', 9 Nov. 1927.

Dates: 1927 - 1963
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 drink, 1905 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 9/41
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 dwelling on the highlands of Kalopanagiotissa [i.e. Kalopanayiotis], 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3018B/4
Scope and Contents 170 x 115 mm. Woodburytype. A view showing a priest and other Cypriots seated outside a small cottage, with a large clay oven in the background: 'This is the abode of a village priest of the Greek Church, whom we see seated in the foreground waiting for a cup of wine which is being poured for his use ... The walls of his dwelling are built of stone, the rafters are pine, and the roof resting upon these is a sort of platform constructed out of brushwood which has been wattled into thatch...
Dates: 1878
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: The volume is located at: RCS.Cob.18.122.
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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).