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Rhodesia (region (general))

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

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News Cuttings, 1950 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/2/1
Scope and Contents

Items include news cuttings recording the marriage of Sir Harold and Lady Smedley (1950); their period in Rhodesia (1951-53) and posting to India (March 1957-58); photographs of Smedley with Sir Roy Price (1950), Lord Swinton (1953) and Alec Douglas-Home (1956); postcards and travel literature (1950); Smedley’s MBE certificate (1953); news cuttings of the Queen Mother’s visit to Bulawayo (1953); and several cards and letters including a Christmas card from Alec Douglas-Home (1955).

Dates: 1950 - 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).
 Fonds

Newscuttings on Africa and South East Asia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 323
Scope and Contents

The principal part of the collection is a set of thirteen scrapbooks of newscuttings relating to East Africa, particularly Kenya and Tanganyika. The rest of the collection consists of a volume of cuttings relating to post-war trading opportunities in Nigeria and three scrapbooks concerning rubber and mining in South East Asia.

Dates: 1914 - 1953
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).
 Fonds

Newscuttings on East Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 330
Scope and Contents Seventy-nine pages of newscuttings from 'The Beira News and East Coast Chronicle' concerning East Africa, particularly its industry and commerce. The principal topics are the maize market, Zambesi coalfields, the political and economic future of Rhodesia, including the role of the British South Africa Company in the region, Nyasaland tobacco, and the development of ports and railways, notably at Beira and in Rhodesia. Other countries featured in the scrapbook include the Belgian Congo,...
Dates: 1922-09-18 - 1925-08-21
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).
 Item

On the Tanganyika Plateau, NE Rhodesia, 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 195/36
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A series of watercolours commissioned from the Rhodesian artist Mrs Gilbert Stephenson to be used in colouring lantern slides to illustrate the fifth handbook, A.J. Sargent, 'South Africa: seven lectures (London, 1914). Stephenson had been recommended by the British South Africa Company.

Dates: 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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Papers, 1965 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/4/1/4
Scope and Contents Papers, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, and postcards, mostly relating to Smedley’s time in Ghana, but also on affairs in other African countries such as Southern Rhodesia and Kenya.The file includes letters to Smedley from Dorothy Hodgkin (Institute of African Studies at University of Ghana), 9 December 1965; from S.A. Sykes (Deputy HC in Ghana), 4 February 1971; from Sir Edward Warner (British ambassador at Tunis), 24 March 1968; from F.H. Tate (business mission to Ghana), 18...
Dates: 1965 - 1972
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

Papers of Edward Maund, 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/97
Scope and Contents

154 prints, 8½'' x 6½'', chiefly of letters to Maund, 1885-1895, but also including 21 prints of his notebook, c. 1885.

Dates: 1933
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-Series

Photograph album, 1928-06 - 1928-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/2
Scope and Contents

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 - 1928-11
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, 1971 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/6/2
Scope and Contents

Three black-and-white photographs featuring Smedley, other members of the Commission of Rhodesian Opinion, and a delegation from Matabele.

Dates: 1971 - 1972
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

Queens South Africa Company Medal, Rhodesia, 1896

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ORCS.4.12.03
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Three medals.

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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RCI Post-War Settlement Mission, 1915 - 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ARCS/13/9/22
Scope and Contents

Archives relating to a mission to South Africa, Rhodesia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada undertaken by Sir Henry Rider Haggard on behalf of the RCI to investigate possibilities of post WWI settlement of ex-servicemen. Haggard's report was published as 'The After-War Settlement & Employment of Ex-Service Men in the Overseas Dominions' in 1916.

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).
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Recollections of Jeremy Varcoe CMG, 2021

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 202
Scope and Contents

This is an edited version of a personal memoir which Jeremy Varcoe wrote for his family.

Dates: 2021
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Remarks on the coloured slides of Northern Rhodesia, 1913 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 195/1
Scope and Contents

Notes on the colouring of four slides: 32, 64, 92 and one of Tanganyika.

Dates: 1913 - 1914
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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Rhodesia 1950/53, 1950 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/6/4
Scope and Contents

Lists of dinner guests dating from Smedley’s time in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (10 sheets).

Dates: 1950 - 1953
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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Rhodesia: report of the commission on Rhodesian opinion under the chairmanship of the Right Honourable the Lord Pearce, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/6/5
Scope and Contents

Copy of the final report presented to Parliament.

Dates: 1972
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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Rhodesia scrapbook, 1970 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/6/1
Scope and Contents

This file contains two copies of ‘Britain and Rhodesia: settlement proposals, an explanation’; ‘Rhodesia: proposals for a settlement, presented to Parliament by command of Her Majesty, Nov. 1971’; copies of Hansard Parliamentary debates, 9 Nov. 1972; newspaper cuttings; maps; tourist guides; and a memorial service programme for Lord Pearce (circa 200 sheets).

Dates: 1970 - 1972
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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Rhodesia-Zimbabwe first day and special covers, 1965 - 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 361/4
Scope and Contents

A collection of 22 first day and special covers (with five duplicates) documenting the political transition from colony to the creation of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

Dates: 1965 - 1980
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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Salisbury, 1956 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ARCS/8/2/39
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

These files include annual reports, accompanied in some cases by explanatory letters, reports of annual general meetings, statements of accounts and other papers.

Dates: 1956 - 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).
 Fonds

Sir Harold Smedley Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389
Scope and Contents

Diaries, official papers, correspondence and photographs

Dates: 1950 - 2000
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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The gorge below the Victoria Falls, 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 195/32
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A series of watercolours commissioned from the Rhodesian artist Mrs Gilbert Stephenson to be used in colouring lantern slides to illustrate the fifth handbook, A.J. Sargent, 'South Africa: seven lectures (London, 1914). Stephenson had been recommended by the British South Africa Company.

Dates: 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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The rain forest, Victoria Falls, N Rhodesia, winter, 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 195/9
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A series of watercolours commissioned from the Rhodesian artist Mrs Gilbert Stephenson to be used in colouring lantern slides to illustrate the fifth handbook, A.J. Sargent, 'South Africa: seven lectures (London, 1914). Stephenson had been recommended by the British South Africa Company.

Dates: 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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Transcript of interview: Edward Chaplin, 2021

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 201
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2021
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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