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Kenya (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1499 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Dam construction in North Nyanza, 1948 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/2/1/12
Scope and Contents

90 x 85 mm. Showing fourteen men holding long handled implements all lined up along a water filled ditch.

Dates: 1948 - 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).
 File

De Castanheda, ‘Historia do Descobremonto e Conquista da India pelos Portugueses’, 1950 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 126/11/10
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Published and unpublished works on African history written by Gray, accompanied by research notes from archives and secondary sources.

Dates: 1950 - 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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Dedication of St. Luke’s Church, 5 Nov. 1960: congregation outside after the service, 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/14/3
Scope and Contents

154 x 109 mm. glossy print with 56 mm. negative.

Dates: 1960
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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Dedication of the chapel, Chadwick Teacher Training College, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/14/1a
Scope and Contents

107 x 71 mm. glossy print.

Dates: 1956
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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Dedication of the chapel, Chadwick Teacher Training College, 1956, 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/14/2
Scope and Contents

107 x 71 mm. glossy print. Pictured from left to right are: Rev. E. Oywaya, Rt. Rev. Festo Olang', three African clergymen, and Mr F.T. Ainsworth.

Dates: 1960
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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Dedication of the new Church, Kabete, 3 Apr. 1963: Archbishop of East Africa followed by schoolchildren with banners, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/14/61
Scope and Contents

127 x 76 mm. glossy print. There is a note accompanying the photo written by Miss E.M. Wiseman.

Dates: 1963
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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Description of Mombasa, 1950 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 126/11/14
Scope and Contents

A collection of papers including translations from A. Bocarro, J. de Barros, J. dos Santos, Paris y Sousa and Vasco da Gama.

Dates: 1950 - 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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Deserted Masai Elmoran’s Kraal above Naivasha on the way down from Mianzini, 1889-09-10

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468K/13
Scope and Contents

155 x 113 mm. A view looking across a valley floor, with a stream in the foreground, towards an uninhabited Masai kraal of rectangular mud huts. Gedge’s diary records: ‘Shortly after we entered the plain [en route to Lake Naivasha] Masai kraals all deserted people moved off to Lykipia crossed plain in NW direction and reached edge of escarpment… Later … took 2 photos of warriors’ kraals. No trace of the second photograph has been found.

Dates: 1889-09-10
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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Deserts aren't all flat, 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/404
Scope and Contents

The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'A Kenya police camel patrol pass a rocky outcrop in the colony's Northern Province'.

Dates: 1940 - 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).
 Sub-sub-class

Detachment of Indian Contingent, escorting Mwanga & Kabarega to Coast, Mumias. April 1899, 1899-04

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045B/3-4
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Two albums with two loose prints (which may not belong to this collection) inserted. The two albums were the property of Charles Edwin Collard, Captain, Royal Marine Light Infantry. The albums have been rebound, but the labels on the covers ‘Uganda 1898-1900’ have been retained. Most of the photographs are 115 x 90 mm. Collard was presumably the photographer except for the few prints in which he appears, and all the photographs are captioned. However, it appears likely that this was...
Dates: 1899-04
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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Diamond drill; Geita, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 364/2/1/62
Scope and Contents

55 x 77 mm.

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).
 Item

Diamond drill; Geita, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 364/2/1/63
Scope and Contents

77 x 55 mm.

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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Diary, 1906-01-22 - 1909-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/3
Scope and Contents

The diary records Bell's years as Commissioner (later Governor) of Uganda, notable for his efforts to combat a sleeping sickness epidemic, develop cotton cultivation among other economic initiatives, and to improve the protectorate's transportation network. Bell describes his official duties and colleagues, Uganda’s peoples and landscape, and his social life and personal affairs. The diary contains one photograph (circa 150 sheets).

Dates: 1906-01-22 - 1909-03
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).
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Diary, 1907-04-09 - 1907-07-18

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 178/2
Scope and Contents

Description of a journey from Durban to Nairobi (circa 65 pages).

Dates: 1907-04-09 - 1907-07-18
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).
 Sub-Fonds

Diary of Charles Hobley, 1928 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/47
Scope and Contents A typescript by A.T. Matson of Hobley's diary for 1 October 1894 to 12 May 1897. The diary (pp. 1-81) describes the establishment of the administration in Kavirondo, including the fighting that took place. It is followed by the names of Kavirondo peoples and chiefs (pp. 83-84), miscellaneous papers (p. 84) and Mumia's Station Case Book, 19 February 1895 - 31 January 1896, dealing chiefly with punishments (3 pages). There is an accompanying letter to Dr Anne Thurston from A.S. Bell of...
Dates: 1928 - 1973
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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Diary of visit to Mount Elgon, 1915 - 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 150/2/3/1/1
Scope and Contents

'A fortnight's holiday in Uganda, the summit and foothills of Mt Elgon', a diary account for 29 December 1915 to 12 January 1916, with a map.

Dates: 1915 - 1916
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

Dictionary of East African biography

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 155
Scope and Contents

A wide range of material compiled in preparation for the D.E.A.B. A few letters and other items are in French, German and Italian.

Dates: 1916 - 1993
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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Dictionary of East African biography, 1950 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 126/12
Scope and Contents

Research notes assembled by Gray during the compilation of the biography and correspondence with the RCS Librarian Donald Simpson.

Dates: 1950 - 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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[Digging in manure], 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/327
Scope and Contents

Showing a row of women with hoes digging in manure.

Dates: 1940 - 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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Digging new ground, Naro Moru, 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/14/172
Scope and Contents

80 x 55 mm. glossy print with 35 mm. negative.

Dates: 1969
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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Discharged Somali Soldier, Mumias 1899, 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045B/35
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Two albums with two loose prints (which may not belong to this collection) inserted. The two albums were the property of Charles Edwin Collard, Captain, Royal Marine Light Infantry. The albums have been rebound, but the labels on the covers ‘Uganda 1898-1900’ have been retained. Most of the photographs are 115 x 90 mm. Collard was presumably the photographer except for the few prints in which he appears, and all the photographs are captioned. However, it appears likely that this was...
Dates: 1899
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

Dobinson Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 359
Scope and Contents

Personal papers, photographs, books and news cuttings relating to the Dobinsons' work and travel in England and East Africa.

Dates: 1891 - 1957
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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Dog waiting to be sacrificed. 1899, 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045A/38
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Two albums with two loose prints (which may not belong to this collection) inserted. The two albums were the property of Charles Edwin Collard, Captain, Royal Marine Light Infantry. The albums have been rebound, but the labels on the covers ‘Uganda 1898-1900’ have been retained. Most of the photographs are 115 x 90 mm. Collard was presumably the photographer except for the few prints in which he appears, and all the photographs are captioned. However, it appears likely that this was...
Dates: 1899
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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Dr Emin Pasha, taken in his camp at Bukoba. The last portrait taken of him prior to his murder a few months later, 1890-12-09

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468K/82
Scope and Contents

124 x 100 mm. A head and shoulders portrait of Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer) in three-quarters profile.

Dates: 1890-12-09
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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Dr Fisher and Ann Fisher with the Limuru Girls’ School Choir, 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/12/2/30
Scope and Contents

202 x 153 mm. glossy print.

Dates: 1955
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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