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South Africa (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Charlton's Battery, Johannesburg, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/75
Scope and Contents 288 x 242 mm. Showing the interior of Charlton and Meyer's stamp battery, with the stamps at the left and the driving machinery beyond. One of the leading gold mining partnerships in Johannesburg in the early days, Meyer and Charlton claimed to have installed the first battery (a small one of three stamps) actually on the reef: this was sold in 1888 and the machinery seen here is a later version. The date of manufacture of the stamping machinery, 1888, can be read on the plaques in the...
Dates: 1890
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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Commissioner Street, Johannesburg, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/70
Scope and Contents

285 x 233 mm. A view looking west along Commissioner Street towards Fordsburg with pedestrians, hansom cabs and carts on the as yet unsurfaced roadway. Photograph probably by E. Caney, in about 1890. The print has the caption: 'Commissioner Street, Johannesburg', and is numbered '139.'

Dates: 1890
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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Mail Coach off to Transvaal Gold Fields, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/69
Scope and Contents

293 x 244 mm. Showing a stage coach and a team of horses standing on the road, with a group of Africans in European clothes in the foreground. Location unidentified, probably Pietermaritzburg. The print is signed 'E. Caney Photo' and has the caption: 'Mail coach off to Transvaal Gold Fields', and is also numbered 'No 16.'

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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Pretoria, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/76
Scope and Contents

288 x 246 mm. A view from the top of a building looking north along Paul Kruger Street towards Church Square. Church Street West runs off from the square. The print is captioned 'Pretoria' and is signed Caney Photo.'

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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West side of Majuba Hill, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/61
Scope and Contents

291 x 241 mm. A view looking along the valley towards the steep-sided Majuba Hill, scene of the British defeat on February 27 1881 and the death of General Colley, the commander. The Boers made their first assault from the steep western slope. The print is signed 'E. Caney Maritzburg' and has the caption: 'West side of Majuba Hill', and is also numbered 'No. 17.'

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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