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South Africa (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3411 Collections and/or Records:

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2nd Battn 60th Rifles, Bennett’s Drift, Natal, 1881., 1881

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022NN/31
Scope and Contents 189 x 125 mm. Lovett served with his regiment as part of the Natal Field Force in the Transvaal during the First Boer War.
Dates: 1881
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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9 photos - Zululand, 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305S/88-96
Scope and Contents A collection of coloured matt photographs, all measuring 127 x 89 mm. The envelope is annotated: '1980. 9 photos - Zululand - are of 'Makhalafukwe' the shanty town inside Melmoth 'white' area. These people have got permission to take up jobs in Melmoth! (mostly for Government servants!) Their employers are whites, working in KwaZulu'. The photographs were taken by Wren Robinson.
Dates: 1980
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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28 Jany 1863. Aloes - linen-drying of the period, 1863-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/72
Scope and Contents 150 x 78 mm. Showing linen draped over aloe plants to dry.
Dates: 1863-01
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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28 Jany 1863. At Kalk Bay, near the Bishop's house, 1863-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/65
Scope and Contents 149 x 78 mm. A view from the beach showing a low rockface with the roofs of houses visible beyond. A note in C.W. Busk's hand adds: 'The Cape Town and Simons Town Rd. was only built as far as Wynberg in 1867, but now runs along where these rocks are, and cuts off all the houses from the sea; the road is just in front of the houses'.
Dates: 1863-01
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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28 Jany 1863. Bed of Eerste River, Stellenbosch, 1863-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/75
Scope and Contents 150 x 77 mm. Showing a boulder-strewn curve in the river with the low course of the stream beyond and woodland in the background.
Dates: 1863-01
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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28 Jany 1863. Bridge over Eerste River, Stellenbosch, 1863-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/74
Scope and Contents 152 x 75 mm. A view looking along the river towards a small wooden footbridge.
Dates: 1863-01
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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28 Jany 1863. Eerste River, Stellenbosch, 1863-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/73
Scope and Contents 151 x 75 mm. A view looking along the Eerste River near Stellenbosch, with dense woodland on either bank.
Dates: 1863-01
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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28 Jany 1863. Lion's Head from below the Round House, 1863-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/52
Scope and Contents 150 x 76 mm. A similar view to Y3059A/51, but with woodland rather than rocks in the foreground.
Dates: 1863-01
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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28 Jany 1863. Lion's Head from Camp's Bay, 1863-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/51
Scope and Contents 149 x 75 mm. A view looking north-east from Camp's Bay towards the Lion's Head, with a rockface in the foreground.
Dates: 1863-01
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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28 Jany 1863. Pondok at Wynberg near the Church, 1863-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/61
Scope and Contents 149 x 75 mm. Showing a small tumbledown thatched hut with woodland in the background. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, 'pondok' is 'a hut or shack made of oddments of wood, corrugated iron, etc.; a mean house or hovel, esp. one inhabited by non-whites'.
Dates: 1863-01
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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28 Jany 1863. Table Mountain from below the Round House, 1863-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/54
Scope and Contents 149 x 75 mm. A view looking up towards the peaks of Table Mountain with wood and scrubland in the foreground.
Dates: 1863-01
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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28 Jany 1863. Table Mountain from Old Kloof Road, 1863-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/53
Scope and Contents 150 x 78 mm. A view looking up towards the plateau of Table Mountain with broken wood and scrubland in the foreground.
Dates: 1863-01
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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28 Jany 1863. Table Mountain from the Kloof, 1863-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/55
Scope and Contents 151 x 77 mm. Showing the peaks of Table Mountain from the Kloof Road.
Dates: 1863-01
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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28 Jany 1863. Table Mountain from Wynberg, 1863-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/56
Scope and Contents 147 x 77 mm. A view looking north-west from Wynberg towards Table Mountain with a road leading into woodland in the foreground.
Dates: 1863-01
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 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 close-up of the opening to a kraal through the outer screen, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/100
Scope and Contents 183 x 154 mm. The caption continues: 'A grain basket can be seen inside, and part of a hut. Note the way the screen is fixed into the hard mud floor, and the poles bound with grass.
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 coal mine at Witbank, Tvl [i.e. Transvaal], 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/177
Scope and Contents 191 x 140 mm. Showing mine buildings at Wilbank, the main coalfields centre of the Province. It was in the workings of a local colliery at Wilbank that Winston Churchill hid after his escape from a prisoner of war camp in Pretoria during the Boer War.
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 creek scene near Barberton, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/116
Scope and Contents 154 x 208 mm. A view looking along a small stream running through thick woodland, with two figures standing among the vegetation.
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. de Smidt, Surveyor General, C. Town [i.e. Cape Town], 1869 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305L/17
Scope and Contents 50 x 64 mm. (Oval image). A carte de visite head and shoulders studio portrait of Abraham de Smidt (1829-1908). A surveyor and amateur artist, de Smidt entered the Cape Civil Service as a clerk in the Commissariat Department in 1846 and was admitted as a government surveyor in 1848. During the years 1849-1850 and 1853-1856 he served on the re-survey commissions in the eastern districts of Cape Colony and was Surveyor-General from 1873-1889. He retired to England and died in Brighton. The...
Dates: 1869 - 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 drift of the Keiskama River, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/100
Scope and Contents 202 x 154 mm. Showing a crossing place on the Keiskama River with three figures posed in the background. The Keiskama, which rises in the Amatola Mountains and enters the Indian Ocean south of East London, became the eastern boundary of Cape colony in 1847.
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 female bird sitting on eggs, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/53
Scope and Contents 114 x 88 mm. Showing a female ostrich incubating eggs on a nest consisting of a small circular mound of sand in a field.
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 Friesland herd in the Transvaal, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/159
Scope and Contents 197 x 138 mm. Showing a dairy herd in a field.
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 glimpse of Barberton, De Kaap Gold Fields, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/109
Scope and Contents 204 x 151 mm. A view from surrounding hillside looking down on the town of Barberton in the eastern Transvaal. Founded in 1884, Barberton was the centre of the De Kaap Goldfields which up to about 1887 produced several million pounds worth of gold. After that date gold mining activity fell off although a few small mines in the area are still worked and there are hopes of reviving others.
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 Hottentot man and woman, 1864

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 343/43
Scope and Contents 'A Hottentot man and woman with a view of the Table Mountain and Cape Town at the Cape of Good Hope. Engraved by T. Wallis from an original picture by W.M. Craig. Publish[e]d by C. Brightly, T. Kinnersley, June 1864'.
Dates: 1864
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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