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Guyana (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 134 Collections and/or Records:

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Manari : marmoset, 1970

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham HH/14
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contains slides recording a visit to Guyana in 1970 though there is no indication whether it was in an official capacity. The earlier slides show aerial views flying inland from the coast, followed by a journey up the Rupununi River to the border with Brazil. The return route was apparently to the north of the outward journey and included a series of aerial photographs of the Kaieteur Falls.

Dates: 1970
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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Maps, 1907 - 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/2/38
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Davis had a life-long interest in the history of the West Indies and more specifically of Barbados, and this collection comprises a vast body of material gathered by him from archives in Britain, the Caribbean and Europe. He contributed many historical articles to newspapers and periodicals in British Guiana [Guyana], Barbados and the United States. His intention to compose a comprehensive history of the West Indies was frustrated by ill health. Titles and captions, including the names of...
Dates: 1907 - 1915
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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Modern Commonwealth photograph collection

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/MC
Scope and Contents This broad heading has been used to cover a substantial collection of loose prints, dating chiefly from the period 1960-1982, but including a few of earlier date. The majority come from the files of the RCS journal known successfully as ‘United Empire,’ ‘Commonwealth Journal,’ and ‘Commonwealth,’ in which some were published, but there are also items obtained for inclusion in the exhibition ‘Commonwealth in Focus’ in 1982 and these are indicated by CIF and the catalogue number in the...
Dates: 1936 - 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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Mount Arissaro, first highland 18 April, 1872

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3079C/7
Scope and Contents

205 x 138 mm. View looking across the Essequibo towards the jungle covered hills.

Dates: 1872
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 Burnham at London Conference, 1962-10

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/COI/A/122
Scope and Contents

156 x 200 mm. Mr L.F.S. Burnham, Leader of the People’s National Congress, speaking at the opening session of the British Guiana Independence Conference at Lancaster House, London. Extreme left is Mr. Duncan Sandys, Britain’s Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Dates: 1962-10
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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Origin of Georgetown’s district and street names, 1908 - 1915

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/6/19
Scope and Contents

From 'The Daily Argosy'.

Dates: 1908 - 1915
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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Photographs of the West Indies

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307A
Scope and Contents An album of predominantly commercial photographs of varying size. Each photograph is mounted on the album page with a short typescript caption beside it. These captions appear to have been added at a later date. A small number of the photographs are professional prints and have captions within them as well. The photographs are chiefly views of places in the West Indies, together with a few portraits. They mainly show Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Guyana but the album also includes images of...
Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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[Presentation of the Inter - Colonial Cricket Cup], 1922-10

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307I/21
Scope and Contents

150 x 100 mm. By Sir Wilfred Collett, Governor of British Guiana, where the matched were held in October 1922. The captain of the victorious team was Sir Harold Austin (1877 - 1943) whose career in Barbados included membership of the Executive Committee, Presidency of the Board of Education and Speakership of the House of Representatives, brother of A.P.G. Austin who is also in the photograph.

Dates: 1922-10
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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Press Cuttings, 1915 - 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ARCS/17/1/4
Scope and Contents

From tours of the West Indies and British Guiana, Sir Harry Brittain in Canada and UK branches.

Dates: 1915 - 1919
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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Progress in the Colonies, 1940s-1950s

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011R
Scope and Contents A collection of prints produced by the Central Office of Information. The prints measure approximately 165 x 115 mm and have typewritten captions pasted onto the reverse. A sheet of paper with the prints gives the title: 'Progress in the Colonies. Rejected photographs'. This selection appears to be part of a larger series of prints -the captions are often numbered and frequently make references to 'Feature Sets'. The photographs illustrate post-war developments in agriculture,...
Dates: 1940 - 1959
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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Report on visit to the Konawaruk, Potaro & Holmia by A.W. Bartlett, Govt. Botanist, 1908 - 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/8/3
Scope and Contents

A printed leaflet from 'Official Gazette, British Guiana' 4 Apr. 1908

Dates: 1908 - 1915
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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Residence and chapel at le Resouvenir, 1824

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 343/56
Scope and Contents

'View of the residence and chapel of the late Revd John Smith at le Resouvenir, in the Colony of Demerara. Published by Henry Fisher, Caxton, London, 1824'.

Dates: 1824
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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River view above Ahara Rapid 16 April, 1872

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3079C/5
Scope and Contents

205 x 138 mm. General view looking along the Essequibo River, with a group of porters posed with their boat in the foreground.

Dates: 1872
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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Royal Tour of the West Indies, 1966

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307C
Scope and Contents A collection of loose photographs measuring approximately 205 x 155 mm, with captions pasted to the backs of the prints. The photographs show scenes and events during the tour of 1966 which started at Georgetown, British Guiana and following the line of the islands (apart from a detour to Nassau) and ended in Jamaica. This was the first visit of the Queen to most of the islands although she had been to Jamaica and Bermuda during her world tour of the Commonwealth in 1953-4. Photographs by...
Dates: 1966
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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Rupunini : ? near Lethem, 1970

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham HH/15
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contains slides recording a visit to Guyana in 1970 though there is no indication whether it was in an official capacity. The earlier slides show aerial views flying inland from the coast, followed by a journey up the Rupununi River to the border with Brazil. The return route was apparently to the north of the outward journey and included a series of aerial photographs of the Kaieteur Falls.

Dates: 1970
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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Rupununi Savannah in flood near Karanambo, 1970

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham HH/8
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contains slides recording a visit to Guyana in 1970 though there is no indication whether it was in an official capacity. The earlier slides show aerial views flying inland from the coast, followed by a journey up the Rupununi River to the border with Brazil. The return route was apparently to the north of the outward journey and included a series of aerial photographs of the Kaieteur Falls.

Dates: 1970
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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Rupununi Savannah in flood near Karanambo, 1970

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham HH/9
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contains slides recording a visit to Guyana in 1970 though there is no indication whether it was in an official capacity. The earlier slides show aerial views flying inland from the coast, followed by a journey up the Rupununi River to the border with Brazil. The return route was apparently to the north of the outward journey and included a series of aerial photographs of the Kaieteur Falls.

Dates: 1970
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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Studies in Guiana folklore, 1908 - 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/6/28
Scope and Contents

Cutting from 'Daily Argosy'.

Dates: 1908 - 1915
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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Susan Marnham crossing River Takatu from Guyana to Brazil, Lethem, 1970

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham HH/17
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contains slides recording a visit to Guyana in 1970 though there is no indication whether it was in an official capacity. The earlier slides show aerial views flying inland from the coast, followed by a journey up the Rupununi River to the border with Brazil. The return route was apparently to the north of the outward journey and included a series of aerial photographs of the Kaieteur Falls.

Dates: 1970
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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Susan Palmer’s collection of travel diaries

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 416
Content Description Comprises six travel diaries and a small collection of photographs. The provenance of the collection is unknown. The diaries were in the estate of the late Dr Susan Palmer (died 2022). There is no obvious connection to the Palmer family, and the diaries do not appear to relate to each: - item 1 in this collection is a private journal dating from the mid-19th century; - items 2 and 3 are diaries of travels to Europe by an unidentified married couple; - items 4 to 7 were...
Dates: 1839 - 1914
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The British Guiana Boundary Question, 1887

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/12/18
Scope and Contents

Extract from 'The Colonies and India', 16 September 1887 with copy.

Dates: 1887
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 Caribs of Guiana, 1896

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/8/6
Scope and Contents

Letters from Davis in ‘The Nation’, 5 Mar. 1896; 3 copies.

Dates: 1896
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 Indian village of Himieng, 1872

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3079C/16
Scope and Contents

205 x 139 mm. View from a rise looking across the Potaro River towards the thick jungle on the further bank.

Dates: 1872
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 possibilities of the North-West District of British Guiana, 1894

 Sub-Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 240/30
Scope and Contents

A paper read to the Royal Colonial Institute, 27 November 1894, 14 pages.

Dates: 1894
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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Thessalonika 13 or 14 April, 1872

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3079C/2
Scope and Contents

201 x 134 mm. Showing a group posed in a clearing at Thessalonika, a mission station on the Essuequibo. The photographer’s portable dark tent can be seen on a tripod in the foreground.

Dates: 1872
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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