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South Africa (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3614 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

[Unidentified African woman and child], 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058H/119
Scope and Contents

65 x 105 mm.

Dates: 1901
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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Unidentified bridge, Zwartkops River, 1865 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059V/28
Scope and Contents

190 x 114 mm. A view looking along a river towards a wooden bridge and a small settlement of houses. The two sides of the bridge do not meet and it appears to have been destroyed by flooding or storm rather than to be in the process of construction.

Dates: 1865 - 1878
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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[Unidentified building], 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058H/87
Scope and Contents

115 x 95 mm. view of a military building partially made of stone with a corrugated roof.

Dates: 1901
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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Unidentified building, 1865 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059V/16
Scope and Contents

192 x 128 mm. Showing a well-proportioned single storey stone building with a few figures posed near the central entrance.

Dates: 1865 - 1878
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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Unidentified building, Main Street, Port Elizabeth, 1865 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059V/9
Scope and Contents

98 x 139 mm. Showing a three storey stone building with cornices and elaborate sculptured pairs of columns between the windows. Judging by the tablet at the top of the building, which shows two figures operating a press, this is presumably the office of one of the Port Elizabeth newspapers.

Dates: 1865 - 1878
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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Unidentified central square in Central Johannesburg, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3055G/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A collection of small postcards measuring 83 x 58 mm., captioned in letterpress on the reverse. Photographs by Art Co. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found.

Dates: 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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[Unidentified church and encampment], 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/67
Scope and Contents

Showing a newly built church with large encampment of tents pitched on the surrounding open ground. The location and date are unidentfied but the number of tents points to the possibility of this being an army base dating from the South African War.

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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Unidentified church, Port Elizabeth, 1865 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059V/11
Scope and Contents

192 x 134 mm. Showing a small stone church with a tower on the farther side. Building work can be seen in progress on the houses in the background.

Dates: 1865 - 1878
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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[Unidentified Church, with horse-drawn carriage nearby, and group by the door], 1873 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3055B/17
Scope and Contents

148 x 104 mm. Probably by Robert Forbes.

Dates: 1873 - 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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[Unidentified group ?Durban], 1875 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305A/9
Scope and Contents

275 x 224 mm. A portrait of a group of twelve unidentified men seated amongst rustic props and with a painted backdrop of a wooden scene.

Dates: 1875 - 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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[Unidentified group, ?Durban], 1875 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305A/15
Scope and Contents

279 x 218 mm. A portrait of a group of ten unidentified men seated amongst rustic props and with a painted backdrop of a wooden scene.

Dates: 1875 - 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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[Unidentified house], 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/65
Scope and Contents

160 x 114 mm. A view from the garden of an unidetified house looking towards the verandah where a family poses for the photographer.

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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[Unidentified man holding walrus tusks (?) believed to be the manager of the whaling station], 1920 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30795B/1
Scope and Contents

150 x 105 mm. This post at Leith Harbour was held from 1916 to 1937 by Lenganger Hansen (1883-1948). See R. Headland, ‘The island of South Georgia’, (1984), p. 131.

Dates: 1920 - 1929
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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[Unidentified officer], 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058H/111
Scope and Contents

65 x 105 mm. Perhaps the commander of the gun featuring in Y3058H/110.

Dates: 1901
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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[Unidentified portrait], 1850 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305L/31
Scope and Contents

40 x 53 mm. (Vignetted oval). A carte de visite head and shoulders portrait of an unidentified bearded man. Pencilled on the reverse of the mount is the word 'Bredasdorp', a town 10 miles east-south-east of Cape Town. The backmark reads; 'From the photographic studio of James E. Bruton, photographer, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope. Cartes de visite enlarged to life size and finished in colours. Marion, Imp, Paris'.

Dates: 1850 - 1930
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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[Unidentified road ?Durban], 1875 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305A/8
Scope and Contents

199 x 131 mm. A view looking along a tree-lined unsurfaced road with iron gates in the foreground.

Dates: 1875 - 1880
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).
 Item

[Unidentified scene], 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/70
Scope and Contents

153 x 109 mm. Showing a crowd of spectators listening to a military band outside an unidentified building, possibly a school.

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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[Unidentified township], 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/69
Scope and Contents

159 x 112 mm. A view looking down on a township situated on the bank of a river.

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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[Unidentified waterfall, ?KwaZulu-Natal], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/57
Scope and Contents

190 x 139 mm. Showing a series of cascades, with three Europeans figures standing beside the pool at the bottom of the falls.

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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(Untitled), 24 Mar 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/72/89-91
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] informing him of the decision to storm and occupy Diego Suarez [Madagascar]: comments on the background to the operation [codenamed "Ironclad"] and asks for help should it become necessary to intercept French reinforcements from Dakar [Senegal] at the Cape.

Dates: 24 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Mar 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/72/98
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC regarding operation ["Ironclad"] against Madagascar: pledges all necessary support for the interception of the French convoy [of reinforcements] and states that he will take no action to formally break off relations with Vichy France before the attack unless the Foreign Office advises otherwise.

Dates: 24 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Apr 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/73/144
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC commenting on operation "Ironclad" [occupation of Diego Suarez, Madagascar]: suggests that the towns of Tamatave and Majunga should also be occupied rendering the surrender of the whole island inevitable; offers to despatch a bomber squadron from Lindi [Tanzania] as soon as Diego aerodrome has been secured; comments on the need to rupture relations with Vichy France.

Dates: 20 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Apr 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/74/3
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] regarding continued diplomatic representation of Vichy France in Ottawa [Canada]: comments on the anxiety of Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to get rid of the Vichy Minister in South Africa but states that there would be no serious disadvantage to the adoption of a different policy in Canada.

Dates: 21 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Oct 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/115-118
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] with statistics on Primary and Augmenting cartridges for 3 inch mortars ordered by South Africa. [See CHAR 20/44/93-94 for Smuts's reply].

Dates: 10 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Feb 1941 - 20 Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/33/4-5
Scope and Contents

Telegram from the Acting United Kingdom High Commissioner in the Union of South Africa passing on a message from General [Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC on Randolph Churchill's safe arrival in South Africa. With covering letter from [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] (Dominions Office, Downing Street) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary].

Dates: 19 Feb 1941 - 20 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open