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South Africa (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3607 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A male bird, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/52
Scope and Contents

174 x 88 mm. Showing a single male ostrich (from which the plumage is gathered) 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).
 Item

A monkey in some trees just outside Durban, 1928-06-28

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/2/45
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Album of mostly 80 x 54 mm prints. There is a brief list describing items 1-98, which document the trip from Southampton to South Africa, travel in South Africa, and the visit to Southern Rhodesia. Many photos do not appear in the exact numerical order given in the listing. The rest of the images are uncaptioned, but their general locations have been identified by reference to the diary RCMS 353/1.

Dates: 1928-06-28
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

A nor'wester, 1897 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059N/10
Scope and Contents

A view from the Sea Walk showing surf breaking on the shore.

Dates: 1897 - 1898
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

A picturesque corner, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/9
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of loose monochrome gravure postcards of Potchefstroom. Originally part of the Fisher collection. Captions have been recorded as found and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.

Dates: 1900
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

A Ricksha Boy in Durban, 1928-06-30

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/2/51
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Album of mostly 80 x 54 mm prints. There is a brief list describing items 1-98, which document the trip from Southampton to South Africa, travel in South Africa, and the visit to Southern Rhodesia. Many photos do not appear in the exact numerical order given in the listing. The rest of the images are uncaptioned, but their general locations have been identified by reference to the diary RCMS 353/1.

Dates: 1928-06-30
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

A rough, but accurate sketch of Lo Bengulu reviewing his Impis at the great Military dance at Gubuluwayo in January 1878, 1878-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/31
Scope and Contents

His sister Nina is on his left hand and to her left is the great Medicine Doctor. In the centre are some of his young daughters. Taken at the time, at the entrance of Lo Ben’s private residence, with the white people looking on.

Dates: 1878-01
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).
 Item

A sketch of some ancient ruins in Matabeleland north of Camalo River, much dilapidated as the loose stones lie about in every direction, 1877

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/37
Scope and Contents

The walls are built of hewn stone. There was an inner fort surrounded by a high wall when in a perfect state, both enclosures are full of large trees and it is not seen until well within the outer enclosure and would be mistaken for a Kafir Kraal. The trees are omitted as it would be impossible to see the ruins if they were shown. Taken in 1877. The outer wall 110 feet square, the inner wall 35 feet square [historic caption].

Dates: 1877
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

A sketch of the first British soldiers that ever crossed the Vaal River in South Africa, a review of part of the 24th Regiment and two guns of the Royal Artillery, sent up to the Diamond fields to maintain order amongst the diggers about 1871, 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/8
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Water colours and pen and ink sketches documenting Anderson's travels in southern Africa, accompanied by his original captions and explanatory notes. Numbers 2-3, 7, 11 and 15 were missing when the collection came to Cambridge. Their captions and explanatory notes are included for research purposes.

Dates: 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).
 Item

A street in the Kaffir location, Potchefstroom, South Africa [historic title], 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/8
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of loose monochrome gravure postcards of Potchefstroom. Originally part of the Fisher collection. Captions have been recorded as found and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.

Dates: 1900
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

A trader’s station on the road from Bloemhef to Klerksdorp, 1874, 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/14
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Water colours and pen and ink sketches documenting Anderson's travels in southern Africa, accompanied by his original captions and explanatory notes. Numbers 2-3, 7, 11 and 15 were missing when the collection came to Cambridge. Their captions and explanatory notes are included for research purposes.

Dates: 1874
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

A view of Pretoria taken from one of the old Boer Forts, 1928-07-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/2/56
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Album of mostly 80 x 54 mm prints. There is a brief list describing items 1-98, which document the trip from Southampton to South Africa, travel in South Africa, and the visit to Southern Rhodesia. Many photos do not appear in the exact numerical order given in the listing. The rest of the images are uncaptioned, but their general locations have been identified by reference to the diary RCMS 353/1.

Dates: 1928-07-03
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

A view of Pretoria taken from the very top of the left hand tower of the Union Buildings, 1928-07-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/2/57
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Album of mostly 80 x 54 mm prints. There is a brief list describing items 1-98, which document the trip from Southampton to South Africa, travel in South Africa, and the visit to Southern Rhodesia. Many photos do not appear in the exact numerical order given in the listing. The rest of the images are uncaptioned, but their general locations have been identified by reference to the diary RCMS 353/1.

Dates: 1928-07-03
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

A view of Zeerust, Transvaal, in 1877, looking east, 1877

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/12
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Water colours and pen and ink sketches documenting Anderson's travels in southern Africa, accompanied by his original captions and explanatory notes. Numbers 2-3, 7, 11 and 15 were missing when the collection came to Cambridge. Their captions and explanatory notes are included for research purposes.

Dates: 1877
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

A vineyard, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/18
Scope and Contents

203 x 152 mm. A view looking across a field of young vines towards the main vineyard buildings and homestead.

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).
 Item

A whale in Durban Harbour. Durban is quite a big centre for the whaling industry, 1928-06-28

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/2/44
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Album of mostly 80 x 54 mm prints. There is a brief list describing items 1-98, which document the trip from Southampton to South Africa, travel in South Africa, and the visit to Southern Rhodesia. Many photos do not appear in the exact numerical order given in the listing. The rest of the images are uncaptioned, but their general locations have been identified by reference to the diary RCMS 353/1.

Dates: 1928-06-28
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

A Zulu, 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305B/33
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).
 Item

A Zulu, 1901 - 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305Q/27
Scope and Contents

80 x 100 mm. A professional photograph. Annotated by Amy Wilson: 'It is lovely to see this sort of person taking a 3rd class ticket for the train just in these clothes'.

Dates: 1901 - 1902
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

A Zulu woman proudly wearing a maternity apron, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/36
Scope and Contents

150 x 202 mm. The caption continues: 'These are handed down from mother to daughter, and are used to wrap the baby in. They are made of hide and ornamented with brass studs and beads. Note the married woman's skin skirt and headdress'.

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

Abawuata, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/165
Scope and Contents

192 x 139 mm. Showing an Amanguba circumcision dance with a row of youths dressed in grass skirts, their heads concealed by grass hats and their bodies painted white. All carry sticks in their right hands.

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).
 Item

Acacia creeper, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/81
Scope and Contents

101 x 150 mm. The caption continues: 'showing large turnip like bulb partly out of ground (centre). The Bushman used to stick their arrows into this bulb, which has a very strong poison, and grows all about this bushveld country. 1950. Northern Transvaal.'

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).
 Item

A.C.G.R. Dining express train leaving Cape Town Station for the north, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/11
Scope and Contents

115 x 94 mm. Showing a Cape Government Railways steam locomotive pulling out of Cape Town station.

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).
 File

Acquired Papers: Letters and telegrams from Lord Randolph Churchill to Lady Randolph Churchill mainly relating to his visit to South Africa in search of gold (see also material contained in CHAR 28/54). All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., 1891 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/11
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 1891 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
 File

Acquired Papers. Letters and telegrams from various correspondents to Lady Randolph Churchill concerning WSC's capture and escape from the Boers. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/69
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 1899
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
 File

Acquired papers. Letters from John S Churchill to Lady Randolph Churchill and WSC. Most items relate to John S Churchill's time with the South African Light Horse during the Boer War. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., 03 Apr 1900 - 18 Aug 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/32
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 03 Apr 1900 - 18 Aug 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
 File

Acquired Papers. Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings (photographs, illustrations and articles)relating to the Boer War., 1899 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/70
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 1899 - 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.

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