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South Africa (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

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C.J. Brand, Esq., LL.D., Speaker of the House of Assembly, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059F/5
Scope and Contents

A seated half length portrait of Sir Cristoffel Joseph Brand (1797-1875) dressed in judges robes and wig. Born in Simonstown, Brand was admitted to the Cape Bar in 1821. Brand served as the first Speaker in the Cape Parliament from 1854-1874 and was a noted advocate and journalist.

Dates: 1860
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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Henry Hall Esq., R.E.D., 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059G/2
Scope and Contents

A half length seated studio portrait of Henry Hall (1815-1882) of the Royal Engineers Department wearing uniform. Originally apprenticed to an engineer, Hall entered Government service as a foreman in the Royal Engineer Department in 1839 and was ordered to the Cape in 1842. He left the colony for health reasons in 1852 but returned in 1853 and was promoted Clerk of Works in 1858, finally leaving the Cape in 1860. Hall was a regular contributor to ‘The Cape Monthly Magazine’.

Dates: 1861
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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His Royal Highness Prince Alfred, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059G/3
Scope and Contents

A photographic copy of a lithograph showing Prince Alfred Ernest Albert (1844-1900) standing against a background of cliffs. Educated for the Navy, Prince Alfred was commissioned into the ‘Euryalus’ in 1858 and while serving on the ship visited South Africa in 1860. During 1867-1871 he made a world cruise aboard ‘Galatea’ and commanded the Channel Squadron from 1883-1884. He was Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean from 1887-89 and at Devonport from 1890-1893.

Dates: 1861
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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Hon. E.M. Cole, Esq., Auditor-General, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059F/2
Scope and Contents A half length seated studio portrait of Eldred Mowbray Cole (1811-?1876). Cole was educated at Westminster and commissioned into the Royal Irish Fusiliers (87th Foot) in 1828, serving with them in Ireland and Mauritius until 1836. He arrived at the Cape in 1838 intending to farm but lost most of his stock in a fire in Port Elizabeth. He was Civil Commissioner in Somerset East for a period in the mid 1840s and Tambrookie Commissioner from 1847-1849, taking up the Civil Commissionership and...
Dates: 1860
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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Hon. Harry Rivers, 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059D/4
Scope and Contents

A half length studio portrait showing Rivers seated in an armchair. Rivers (1785-1861) entered the home civil service of the East India Company in 1808 and came to the Cape in 1816 as acting Wharfmaster of Table Bay. He served as Landdrost of the Albany District 1821-1825 in which year he was relieved from his post and transferred to Swellendam. He was appointed Treasurer of Cape Colony in 1842 and Paymaster General in 1851.

Dates: 1859
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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Hon. William Porter, 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059D/5
Scope and Contents

A half length studio portrait. Porter (1805-1880) was called to the Irish Bar in 1831 and practiced there before becoming Attorney General at the Cape 1839-1866. He was on sick leave 1862-1864. He served on the Legislative Assembly 1869-1872 and left the Cape in the following year.

Dates: 1859
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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Honourable Richard Southey, Acting Colonial Secretary, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059G/5
Scope and Contents

A half length seated portrait of Sir Richard Southey. For another portrait of Southey see Y305L/21.

Dates: 1861
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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John Fairbairn , Esq., M.L.A., 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059F/6
Scope and Contents A half length seated studio portrait of John Fairbairn (1794-1864), Cape journalist and politician. Born in Roxburghshire and educated at Edinburgh University, Fairbairn came to Cape Town in 1823 to open a school with Thomas Pringle. This project was not successful and in 1824 he became the first editor (with Pringle) of the short-lived ‘South African Journal’. From 1824-1859 he edited the ‘South African Commercial Advertiser’ and was a campaigner in the causes of a free press and...
Dates: 1860
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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Lieutenant Colonel Apperley, Late Indian Remount Agent at the Cape of Good Hope, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059F/4
Scope and Contents A half length, seated studio portrait of Lieutenant Colonel William Wynne Apperley (1808-1870), Indian Remount Agent at the Cape 1857-1860 (resident at Cape 1858-1859). Apperley was commissioned Cornet in the Bengal Cavalry in 1823 and appointed an assistant at the Hissar Stud in 1838. From 1840-1843 and 1845-1852 he was in charge of the Poosah Stud in Bihar, the period 1834-1845 being spent purchasing horses in Australia. From 1854-1855 he superintended the central division of the stud in...
Dates: 1860
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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Lieutenant General Wynyard C.B ., 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059E/6
Scope and Contents

A half length seated studio portrait of Sir Robert Henry Wynyard in uniform. Wynyard (1802-1864) was commissioned as an ensign into the 58th Foot in 1819 and later served in Māori War of 1845-47. He was stationed in Australia 1847-1851 and again in New Zealand from 1851-1858 (Lieutenant Governor, New Ulster Province 1851-1853). From 1859-1863 he was Lieutenant Governor of the Cape.

Dates: 1859
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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Mr Justice Watermeyer, LL.D., 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059F/1
Scope and Contents A half length, seated studio portrait of Egidius Benedictus Watermayer (1842-1867), a Cape Judge, scholar and historian. Born in Cape Town, Watermeyer studied law at Leiden University from 1841-1843 and in London from 1843 until he was called to the Bar in 1847. He returned to practice in the Cape the same year. In 1854-1855 he represented the Worcester District in the Legislative Assembly and was appointed to the bench in 1857, serving on it until 1857 when he went to London on sick leave...
Dates: 1860
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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Sir John Wylde, Knt. LL.D., 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059E/1
Scope and Contents Photographic copy of a half length portrait of Sir John Wylde (1781-1859), Chief Justice of Cape Colony 1827-55. Photograph by Frederick York: 'The portrait of Sir John Wylde is photographed from the oil painting taken by Sir Martin Shee, in 1827. The original was one of the most successful portraits ever painted by that distinguished master. It is unfortunately, however, by no means well adapted for photographic copying; and all that the photographer has been able to render with tolerable...
Dates: 1859
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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Sir Walter Currie, Commandant of the Frontier Mounted Police, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059G/4
Scope and Contents

A half length seated studio portrait of Sir Walter Currie (1819-1872). Born in France, Currie was brought by his father to the Cape in 1820. His early days were spent farming but he volunteered for service and became commanding officer of the Albany Mounted Police in 1852, continuing to serve when this body was enlarged and renamed the Frontier Armed and Mounted Police in 1855. He was appointed Agent for the High Commissioner in Basutoland in 1868 and retired in 1870.

Dates: 1861
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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Sir William Hodges, Knt. Chief Justice of the Colony and President of the Legislative Council , 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059E/3
Scope and Contents

A portrait showing Sir William Hodges, wearing wig and gown, seated on a large padded chair. Called to the Bar in 1833, Hodges (1808-1868) was Recorder at Poole from 1846-1857 and in 1848 drafted the bill for The Public Health Act. He was appointed Chief Justice at the Cape in 1858 and held the post until his death.

Dates: 1859
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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The Hon. Justice Bell, 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059E/5
Scope and Contents

A half length, seated, studio portrait of Sydney Smith Bell. Bell (1805-1879) was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1839 and appointed a Puisne Judge at the Cape in 1851. He was Chief Justice of Cape Colony from 1868-73 and was the author of ‘The Colonial Administration of Great Britain’ (London 1859).

Dates: 1859
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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The Prince and his first Wildebeest, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305V/11
Scope and Contents Copy A: 152 x 110 mm. The Prince is partly facing the camera, and he is looking down on a dead wildebeest, its head supported by a uniformed African, and another African stands behind looking on. Behind the Prince is a wagon, the horse drawing it partly visible, and a Malay can be seen in it. Another wagon, very blurred, is in the background. Copy B: 158 x 112 mm. The Prince is virtually in profile. The Malay and the horse are not visible, but a very blurred African figure is seen in the...
Dates: 1860
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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The Prince’s Interview with the Tambookies, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305V/9
Scope and Contents

200 x 135 mm. Somewhat clumsy contemporary retouching has partially scalped the Prince’s horse’s mane.

Dates: 1860
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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The Prince’s travelling equipage, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305V/13
Scope and Contents

150 x 105 mm. Missing from Copy B.

Dates: 1860
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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The Reception of the Prince by a Burgher Escort near Queen’s Town, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305V/8
Scope and Contents

Copy A: 153 x 105 mm, all corners trimmed square. Copy B: 151 x 105 mm, top left and top right corners oval trimmed; the slightly narrower print results in the deletion of the two burghers, one at each end.

Dates: 1860
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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The Royal Family at Osborne, 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059E/2
Scope and Contents A portrait group showing Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and eight children posed on a patio at Osborne House. The children in the group are Princess Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa (1840-1901); Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (1841-1910); Princess Alice Maude Mary (1843-1878); Prince Alfred Ernest Albert (1844-1900) (see also Y3059G/3); Princess Helena Augusta Victoria (1846-1923); Princess Louisa Caroline Alberta (1848-1939); Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert (1850-1942); Prince...
Dates: 1859
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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Thomas Pringle, Esq. Author of the ' African Sketches', 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059G/1
Scope and Contents A photographic copy of an engraving of Thomas Pringle (1789-1834) the Scottish poet, journalist and philanthropist. Pringle was a co-editor of the ‘Edinburgh Monthly Magazine’ from 1817-19 and spent the years between 1820-1826 at the Cape where he was connected with John Fairbairn (see Y3059F/5) in various enterprises. From 1822-24 he was Parliamentary Librarian and on his return to England became secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society in 1827. His ‘African Sketches’ (London 1834) contains...
Dates: 1861
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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View of Adderley Street, Cape Town, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059H/2
Scope and Contents

A view looking along Adderley Street from the top of the Custom House, with the Pagoda, Cape Town's first telegraph office, on the far side of the Parade and the tower of the Dutch Reformed Church beyond. There are hansom cabs lining the side of the road and a market in progress in the Parade. A photograph taken from a similar view­point to Y3049A/6.

Dates: 1861
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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View of Cape Town and Table Bay, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059H/1
Scope and Contents

A view looking down onto Cape Town from the Old Klaf Road with Table Bay beyond.

Dates: 1861
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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