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South America (continent)

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

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Americas miscellanea

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 240
Scope and Contents

A wide range of material concerning different countries in North and South America, notably Canada, Belize and the West Indian islands. A number of the collections are comprised of single items, such as legal documents and paintings.

Dates: 1697 - 1988
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Articles from 'The Field'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 322
Scope and Contents Ten volumes of cuttings from 'The field', including a few articles from other publications, and loose cuttings concerning the Malay Peninsula. The volumes concern countries throughout the world, but in particular Australia, British East Africa (Kenya), Canada, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Rhodesia, South Africa, Uganda, United States and the West Indies. The articles cover a wide range of subjects, including administration, agriculture, the British Empire, climate, colonisation,...
Dates: 1888 - 1921
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Ascension, West Africa, New Zealand, etc

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011III
Scope and Contents A collection including scenes from Ascension, Canary Islands, Madeira, Egypt, Brazil, New Zealand, Japan, Senegambia, Sierra Leone, the U.K., Gibraltar and Norway. The arrangement is a random one, but is seems likely that the left-hand photographs, one of Norway, the remainder definitely or probably New Zealand, were inserted later than those on the right. 108-113 are loose prints. The following is a list of the locations:New Zealand: 1, 12, 14, 16, 18Possibly New Zealand: 3, 7,...
Dates: 1850 - 1900
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Central Office of Information photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/COI
Scope and Contents The collection comprises twenty-three boxes of photographs and thirty boxes plus one file of negatives. The majority of photographs are of Heads of Government, meetings and other conferences held in the U.K; conferences leading to constitutional progress and, in most cases, independence, of individual countries; visitors from overseas including those training in the U.K; and organisations, exhibitions etc., in the U.K. relating to the Commonwealth. Most were taken by COI...
Dates: 1948 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Christy collection of photographs on Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A
Scope and Contents Contains loose photographs relating to various of Christy's travels; some photographs are his own and some are by professional photographers. Subjects include: scenes on the Nile including pyramids; railway views in Kenya; rubber trees and cultivation in Nigeria, Uganda and the Cameroons; scenes in the Congo including sufferers of sleeping sickness and ethnic groups of Central Africa of shorter than average height, described as Pygmies; scenes in India; scenes from travels in Norway,...
Dates: 1880 - 1913
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Falkland Islands album

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 273
Scope and Contents

An album of blank paper measuring 245 x 300 mm. The first thirty pages contain a miscellaneous collection of inserted photographs, original drawings and watercolours, mostly of maritime and naval interest and of family holidays, ranging in date from 1845 to 1900. There are eight original pictures of the Falkland Islands area, some of which are initialled G.M.H. or R.C.H. The last item is a photograph of troops embarking for the South African War in 1900.

Dates: 1845 - 1982
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Falkland Islands papers of William Dean

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 277
Scope and Contents

Papers and photographs relating to the history of the Falkland Islands and the Falkland Islands Company; correspondence and genealogical papers concerning the Dean family.

Dates: 1841 - 2004
Conditions Governing Access: 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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General photographs of Guyana

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3079B
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose photographs, most measuring approximately 200 x 155 mm., with comprehensive captions pasted on to the back of the prints. The collection includes views from various parts of the country as well as photographs illustrating education, industry and agriculture.

Dates: 1960 - 1965
Conditions Governing Access: 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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George Ramsay, 12th Earl of Dalhousie: Naval Notebooks, South America Station

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9278
Scope and Contents

Notebooks describing actions during the war between Brazil and Paraguay, relations with South American peoples, Portugal, Brazil, France, and Spain; Ramsay's visit to Falkland Islands; and his views on politics, the Navy, and world events. The first volume covers 8 June 1866-3 May 1868; the second 4 May 1868-31 May 1869.

Dates: 8 June 1866-31 May 1869
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Ginger Lilies (Hedychium coronarium) 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3079A
Scope and Contents

178 x 117 mm. Showing a kneeling Indian boy holding a large bunch of lilies and was used as a Christmas card by Sir Everard Im Thurn. The mimeographed message on the reverse reads 'Ginger lilies' (Hedychium coronarium). Xmas 1891. With best wishes from Everard F. Im Thurn.' Im Thurn's fine collection of ethnographical photography is in the possession of the Royal Anthropological Institute (of which society he was President 1919-20).

Dates: 1891
Conditions Governing Access: 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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H.S.B. 'To the Kaieteur and back,' (printed for private circulation by Hatchards, London 1872)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3079C
Scope and Contents A printed volume containing an account of a trip to the Kaieteur Falls in British Guiana, illustrated with twenty-one albumen prints measuring approximately 200 x 140 mm., with manuscript captions. As well as an account of the journey by H.S.B. the volume reprints the report of Charles B. Brown to the Geographical Society (dated July 1871) of the latter's trip to the falls. The prints show scenes on the river taken during the journey. The expedition of H.S.B. to the Kaieteur...
Dates: 1872
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Institute of Education Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U
Scope and Contents A collection of loose prints. The prints are mainly British official photographs representing aspects of development in the colonies and are chiefly 250 x 200 mm. Captions on the reverse have been recorded as found. The prints fall into subject collections.Nigeria: 1 - 8 Udi Village; 9-20 Ogwofia Village; 21-23 Obinofia Village; 24-30 Nkanu Lepers Village; 31-33 Ewene Lepers Village; 34-62 Sleeping Sickness experiment, Anchau; 63-67 Mass Literacy Experiment, Southern Nigeria; 68-72...
Dates: 1930 - 1949
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Inter-University Council Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011WW
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs (various dates, sizes and photographers) and slides with a few leaflets, a file of correspondence, and some title cards as described below. The collection appears to have been assembled chiefly for publicity purposes and there is a file of correspondence requesting photographic and other material. Some of the photographs are mounted on cards for display, but the majority are loose prints stored in folders. There are also a few albums. The main subjects are the...
Dates: 1946 - 1986
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Inter-University Council Slides

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011KKK
Scope and Contents A collection of coloured slides, 18 of which measure 40 x 40 mm, the remainder 35 mm, all mounted 50 x 50 mm, relating to Commonwealth Universities, with the exception of 33 of non-Commonwealth Universities which were, however, associated with the Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas (IUC). Many, though not all, were taken by Ian Maxwell, formerly Deputy Director of IUC. Though some have minimal identification, others have substantial annotations on the mounts. ...
Dates: 1946 - 1991
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Marnham collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham
Scope and Contents The slides: In his 'Who's who' entry Marnham refers to his recreations as reading, gardening and riding, surprisingly omitting photography, since he was clearly not only an enthusiastic but a skilled photographer. This collection records his travels, displaying a considerable interest in wildlife as well as in gardening. The RCS originally received a collection of 3358 slides. Marnham appears in a few of them and some others may have been given to him, but he was the photographer...
Dates: 1939 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Modern Commonwealth photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/MC
Scope and Contents This broad heading has been used to cover a substantial collection of loose prints, dating chiefly from the period 1960-1982, but including a few of earlier date. The majority come from the files of the RCS journal known successfully as ‘United Empire,’ ‘Commonwealth Journal,’ and ‘Commonwealth,’ in which some were published, but there are also items obtained for inclusion in the exhibition ‘Commonwealth in Focus’ in 1982 and these are indicated by CIF and the catalogue number in the...
Dates: 1936 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Newscuttings on New Zealand immigration

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 307
Scope and Contents A newspaper cuttings book originating from New Zealand, containing articles on immigration to New Zealand, 1849 and 1850; letters to newspaper editors, 1852; and articles and letters on the settlement of New Zealand, 1866-1868. There are also a few articles on immigration to Van Diemen's Land, Australia, New Brunswick, California, Natal and Chile. The latter discusses the 1868 South American earthquake. Some of the cuttings are mounted on loose cardboard. Near the back of the book are a...
Dates: 1849 - 1868
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Photographs of South Georgia and whaling activities

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30795B
Scope and Contents Collection of loose prints and one duplicate by various unidentified photographers, most probably dating from the 1920s. The original owner, Hester McGivering, worked for Christian Salvesen Limited. It formed the third shore-based whaling station on South Georgia at Leith Harbour in November 1909 and continued operating there until 1960/61. It is therefore probable that most of the photographs of whaling stations on South Georgia are of Leith Harbour. The photographs vary considerably...
Dates: 1914 - 1929
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Photographs of the Falkland Islands

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30795A
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose photographs measuring approximately 160 x 115 mm.

Dates: 1905
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Photographs of the West Indies

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307A
Scope and Contents An album of predominantly commercial photographs of varying size. Each photograph is mounted on the album page with a short typescript caption beside it. These captions appear to have been added at a later date. A small number of the photographs are professional prints and have captions within them as well. The photographs are chiefly views of places in the West Indies, together with a few portraits. They mainly show Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Guyana but the album also includes images of...
Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Progress in the Colonies, 1940s-1950s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011R
Scope and Contents A collection of prints produced by the Central Office of Information. The prints measure approximately 165 x 115 mm and have typewritten captions pasted onto the reverse. A sheet of paper with the prints gives the title: 'Progress in the Colonies. Rejected photographs'. This selection appears to be part of a larger series of prints -the captions are often numbered and frequently make references to 'Feature Sets'. The photographs illustrate post-war developments in agriculture,...
Dates: 1940 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Rhodesian records

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052O-S
Scope and Contents Collection of five albums of family photographs, made up almost entirely of amateur snapshots between 80 x 60 mm. and 110 x 150 mm., and many of which are of purely personal interest. However, taken as a whole, they comprise a record of aspects of life in Rhodesia and elsewhere in Africa of interest to the social historian. The albums are carefully annotated by Zöe Ellison towards the end of her life (she died in Cambridge on 4 August 1986, only a fortnight after her last letter to the RCS...
Dates: 1915 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Royal Tour of the West Indies, 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307C
Scope and Contents A collection of loose photographs measuring approximately 205 x 155 mm, with captions pasted to the backs of the prints. The photographs show scenes and events during the tour of 1966 which started at Georgetown, British Guiana and following the line of the islands (apart from a detour to Nassau) and ended in Jamaica. This was the first visit of the Queen to most of the islands although she had been to Jamaica and Bermuda during her world tour of the Commonwealth in 1953-4. Photographs by...
Dates: 1966
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Sir Raynor Arthur Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011XX
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs and slides, by various photographers, relating to the career of Sir Raynor Arthur. Apart from one photograph of Cyprus, the photograph collection relates to Arthur's last three posts (Bermuda, the Falkland Islands and the Bahamas), and, as well as more general scenes, includes images of several special events and distinguished visitors. Most of the Bermuda and Bahamas material consists of professional photographs; those of the Falkland Islands and Falkland...
Dates: 1937 - 1960
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Views in Australia, Egypt, Aden, Asia and other places chiefly circa 1908-1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)
Scope and Contents The collection was originally housed in seven boxes, four of which were specially made with individual slots for slides. These were numbered 3, 6, 10 and 11 and the remaining boxes were unnumbered. Presumably these formed part of a larger collection, but nothing is known of the original owner or the fate of any other boxes. For conservation reasons, the collection has since been re-boxed. The captions given are normally those which appear on the slides themselves. They have been used as...
Dates: 1908 - 1915
Conditions Governing Access: 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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