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South Africa (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3607 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Witwatersrand Gold Mining Company, Knight's Battery, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/84
Scope and Contents

193 x 124 mm. Showing the stamp battery buildings in the course of erection. William Knight came to the Witwatersrand in July 1886 and formed Knight's Witwatersrand Gold Mining Company which was registered on 8th January 1887. This was the first Rand Gold Mining Company to be registered in the Transvaal.

Dates: 1888
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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Witwatersrand main reef workings, showing banket formation, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/85
Scope and Contents

190 x 125 mm. Showing neatly excavated trenches on the Witwatersrand, with groups of miners digging in the background. Banket is rock containing pebbles and is associated with the presence of gold.

Dates: 1888
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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Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3055G/7
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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Wolf cub enrolment, Miss Warner + Cubs and Helpers. 1936 or so, Sophiatown, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448O/173
Scope and Contents

100 X 65 mm. This loose print is somewhat puzzling. The preceding details are written on the back (not in Canham's hand). Sophiatown was an African suburb of Johannesburg, and in 1936 Canham was at Oxford. Possibly it was given to him by a friend in view of his interest in young people.

Dates: 1936
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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[Woman, with child, washing clothes by a stream], 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059Y/32
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A collection of high quality photographs, measuring 210 x 160 mm, mounted on black album sheets. They are uncaptioned but most have been identified from books on the Cape and on South African architecture; 25-31 are almost certainly Zulus; the remainder are less clearly identified. Photographer unknown.

Dates: 1920 - 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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Wonderboom tree near Pretoria, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/140
Scope and Contents

205 x 152 mm. Showing the large old wild fig tree (over 1000 years old) in the Wonderboom Reserve. With a horse and cart standing in front of the foliage.

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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Wood cutting party returning, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058H/56
Scope and Contents

210 x 85 mm. View of an infantry column with more infantry or wagons in the distance.

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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Wooden sledge carrying children to school, Pondoland, 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/126
Scope and Contents

154 x 98 mm.

Dates: 1942
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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Wooden stockade outside Shangaan hut, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/75
Scope and Contents

155 x 205 mm.

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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Wool market, Port Elizabeth, Cape, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/58
Scope and Contents

202 x 138 mm. Showing sacks filled with wool in a large warehouse and a group of graders posed in the centre of the photograph.

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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Worcester - from Hangmans Hill, 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305B/71
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A printed book containing tipped-in reproductions from photographs, all measuring 140 x 100 mm, with brief letterpress captions beneath the prints. The captions have been recorded as found and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. The prints are grainy with high contrast. Consequently, the images are listed rather than described in detail, although occasional notes and cross-references on points of interest have been added. The process used in the reproductions has not...
Dates: 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).
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Worcester - general view, 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305B/88
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A printed book containing tipped-in reproductions from photographs, all measuring 140 x 100 mm, with brief letterpress captions beneath the prints. The captions have been recorded as found and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. The prints are grainy with high contrast. Consequently, the images are listed rather than described in detail, although occasional notes and cross-references on points of interest have been added. The process used in the reproductions has not...
Dates: 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).
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Worcester - market square, town hall, and English church, 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305B/80
Scope and Contents

The print is initialled 'SA'.

Dates: 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).
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Worcester, street in, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/36
Scope and Contents

180 x 147 mm. A view looking along an unsurfaced, tree lined street in Worcester in the Western Cape at the foot of the Hex River Mountains and near the Breede 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).
 Fonds

Wren Robinson Collection on South Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305S
Scope and Contents

A collection of photographs of Basutoland (now Lesotho) and Zululand, some loose, some in albums, taken or collected by Mrs Wren Robinson while engaged in educational and welfare work. Most have handwritten captions either underneath or on the back by Mrs Robinson. The prints are kept with her papers at RCMS 220.

Dates: 1964 - 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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Wylie's Poort on the main road to Messina, N. Transvaal, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/126
Scope and Contents

203 x 152 mm. A view looking along the road towards the vertical rock gorge through which it runs. Two motorcars stand parked on the wooden bridge in the foreground.

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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Xhosa woman, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/131
Scope and Contents

148 x 196 mm. The caption continues: 'smoking a pipe made from one piece of wood with separate mouthpiece. Note copper armbands.'

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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Xhosa woman, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/134
Scope and Contents

102 x 153 mm.

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).
 Item

Xhosa woman, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/135
Scope and Contents

102 x 154 mm.

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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Xhosa woman, near Bashee [Mbhashe] River, 1942, 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/133
Scope and Contents

145 x 204 mm.

Dates: 1942
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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Xhosa women, 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/132
Scope and Contents

147 x 202 mm. The caption continues: 'Faces covered with light clay. The women all smoke these long pipes and invariably carry bags. 1942'.

Dates: 1942
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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Xosa girl, Gonubie, E. Province, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 211/41
Dates: 1949
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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Xosa man, Gonubie, Ciskei, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 211/40
Dates: 1948
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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Xosa motherhood, Grahamstown, Eastern Province, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 211/38
Dates: 1948
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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Xosa witch doctor, Kingwilliamstown, E. Province [historic title], 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 211/39
Dates: 1948
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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