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Kenya (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Christy collection of photographs on Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A
Scope and Contents Contains loose photographs relating to various of Christy's travels; some photographs are his own and some are by professional photographers. Subjects include: scenes on the Nile including pyramids; railway views in Kenya; rubber trees and cultivation in Nigeria, Uganda and the Cameroons; scenes in the Congo including sufferers of sleeping sickness and ethnic groups of Central Africa of shorter than average height, described as Pygmies; scenes in India; scenes from travels in Norway,...
Dates: 1880 - 1913
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).
 File

On the distribution of Filaria perstans in Uganda and elsewhere in tropical Africa, 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 124/4/8
Scope and Contents

Two annotated copies of a report by Christy discussing the findings of his research, including charts of data and a map.

Dates: 1903
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

Sleeping Sickness Commission notes, 1902-09-04 - 1903-01-18

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 124/4/7
Scope and Contents

Nineteen loose leaves recording the distribution of filariae in the places Christy surveyed.

Dates: 1902-09-04 - 1903-01-18
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

Uganda diary, 1902-06-10 - 1902-09-24

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 124/4/1
Scope and Contents

The diary (circa 80 pages) describes Christy's journey from London to Uganda, and his first tours of inspection for the Sleeping Sickness Commission. It also includes some zoological observations.

Dates: 1902-06-10 - 1902-09-24
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

Uganda letter book, 1905-02-22 - 1905-09-24

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 124/4/10
Scope and Contents

Copies of letters (circa 120 leaves) written by Christy to the Uganda and East Africa Exploration Syndicate. It had despatched him on a prospecting mission to locate forests rich in the Funtumia elastica tree, which was used for the production of rubber. Some of the letters include summaries of their contents in the margins.

Dates: 1905-02-22 - 1905-09-24
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).
 Series

Ugandan papers, 1902-06-10 - 1903-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 124/4
Scope and Contents Diaries, notes and reports recording Christy's research for the first Royal Society Sleeping Sickness Commission in Africa. The medical expedition was a response to the spreading Uganda Sleeping Sickness epidemic of 1901. Its aim was to elucidate the role of the Filaria perstans parasite in causing the disease. Christy travelled widely in Uganda, British and German East Africa, and the upper Sudan to map the distributions of the parasite and the disease. His findings were important in...
Dates: 1902-06-10 - 1903-04-15
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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