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Singapore (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 493 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

1922, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302L/94
Scope and Contents

Two couples dressed in tennis costume standing in a garden.

Dates: 1922
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

1922, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302L/95
Scope and Contents

View of the two couples featured in Y302L/94 playing tennis.

Dates: 1922
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 Bathing Pagar, 1920 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30311B/39
Scope and Contents

155 x 105 mm. Fishing stakes in background.

Dates: 1920 - 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 crowded waterway in Singapore, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302D/2
Scope and Contents

247 x 174 mm. View of the Boat Quay on the Singapore River.

Dates: 1960 - 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).
 File

'A football pawang', 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/4/22
Scope and Contents

An account of how a football match in the Coleman Shield competition around 1910 was cancelled, because neither team would venture onto the field before the other, having been warned that it would bring bad luck.

Dates: 1963
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this file must be viewed on microfilm reel 8227C.
 File

A Japanese spy in Johor?, 1966-12-12 - 1968-02-09

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/12/28
Scope and Contents

Material relating to an incident reported by C. E. Collinge during the time he commanded the Armoured Car Unit of the S.S.V.F. While on manoeuvres in Johor in mid-1941, Collinge observed a Japanese army colonel whom he believed might have been a spy. The file contains correspondence between Collinge, Hugh Bryson, W. C. S. Corry and those who might have been able to shed light on the event. It also includes two photographs from Collinge illustrating where the meeting occurred (20 sheets).

Dates: 1966-12-12 - 1968-02-09
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this collection must be read on Cambridge Digital Library or Master Microfilm Reel 8237.
 File

A journey from Singapore to Colombo, 2007

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 367/1
Scope and Contents

This is a copy of the original document in which Bagnall describes his final days in Singapore, his evacuation by ship, its sinking by bombs the following day, and how he eventually reached safety in Colombo on 14 March (11 sheets).

Dates: 2007
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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A seaside bungalow amid palm trees, 1920 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30311B/37
Scope and Contents

150 x 105 mm.

Dates: 1920 - 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 seaside bungalow amid palm trees, 1920 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30311B/38
Scope and Contents

150 x 105 mm.

Dates: 1920 - 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).
 Fonds

A short history of Paterson, Simons & Company

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 368
Scope and Contents This is a manuscript history of the Singapore company, which was established on 1 May 1859, and during the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, acted as agents for the Johor government, and insurance, shipping, planting and rubber companies. The history describes the company’s founders, who had been active as shippers and merchants under other names in Singapore before 1828, and traces its operations up to 1974. It is accompanied by notes, correspondence and other research...
Dates: 1879 - 1976
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

'A Singapore poltergeist', 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/4/1
Scope and Contents

Three annotated drafts of an account of how Smith investigated the case of a clerk in the Federated Malay States Railway during the early 1930s, who claimed to be the victim of black magic (8 sheets). The file includes a letter relating to its publication.

Dates: 1962
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this file must be viewed on microfilm reel 8227C.
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A united service of thanksgiving for victory 1945. St. Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/12/15/5
Scope and Contents

Weekley's copy of the order of service (6 pages).

Dates: 1945
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this collection must be read on Cambridge Digital Library or Master Microfilm Reel 8234.
 Item

Aerial view of city, 1982

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30311E I/1
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Singapore, including its 50-odd offshore islands and islets has a land area of 617.8km. Its population of 2.4 million comprises 77 per cent Chinese, 15 per cent Malays, 6 per cent Indians, and 2 per cent of persons of other ethnic groups.

The pace of development has been rapid, especially in the last decade, and the people live in well-designed modern homes with ample educational, recreational and social amenities.

Dates: 1982
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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Aerial view of Singapore River [? 1960s], 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/144
Scope and Contents

139 x 193 mm. A view looking down onto the Boat Quay, crowded with moored junks.

Dates: 1960 - 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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Aerial view of the East Coast Park showing recreational amenities, 1982

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30311E I/10
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Singapore, including its 50-odd offshore islands and islets has a land area of 617.8km. Its population of 2.4 million comprises 77 per cent Chinese, 15 per cent Malays, 6 per cent Indians, and 2 per cent of persons of other ethnic groups.

The pace of development has been rapid, especially in the last decade, and the people live in well-designed modern homes with ample educational, recreational and social amenities.

Dates: 1982
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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Air view of Singapore showing the Victoria Memorial Hall, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302D/3
Scope and Contents

190 x 142 mm. Aerial view showing the Victoria Memorial Hall and the War Memorial obelisk in the foreground, with the Padang and St Andrew's Cathedral beyond.

Dates: 1960 - 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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Air view of waterway and junk basin, Singapore, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302D/1
Scope and Contents

191 x 240 mm. Aerial view looking down on the Singapore River, with the Boat Quay in the left middleground and Fort Canning Hill in the right background.

Dates: 1960 - 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).
 Fonds

Alistair W. Hay Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 369
Scope and Contents The collection includes copies of letters written by Hay to family and friends. Three describe his work with the Protectorate, colleagues, travel and leisure and are dated 1923, Canton; 1929, Taiping; and 1933, Kuala Lumpur (17 sheets). A second series of letters dating from 1940-42 narrates Hay’s wartime experience (57 sheets). The collection includes a copy of a photograph showing a memorial plaque honouring Hay and other members of the Chinese Protectorate who lost their lives...
Dates: 2007
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

An account of the mutiny of the 5th Light Infantry in Singapore, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/11/2
Scope and Contents

Binnie narrates her evacuation aboard ship in Singapore Harbour during the mutiny in Feb. 1915 (5 sheets).

Dates: 1961
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this item must be viewed on microfilm reel 8234.
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Anecdotes, 1963-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/9/9
Scope and Contents

Brief anecdotes on W.J. Smith of the Public Works Department, L.A. Allen, E.N. Taylor and A.R. Thompson recorded in a letter and note written by Hugh Bryson (2 sheets).

Dates: 1963-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile state of many of these papers, users must consult microfilm copies where available.
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Another view of the East Coast Park showing recreational amenities, 1982

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30311E I/11
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Singapore, including its 50-odd offshore islands and islets has a land area of 617.8km. Its population of 2.4 million comprises 77 per cent Chinese, 15 per cent Malays, 6 per cent Indians, and 2 per cent of persons of other ethnic groups.

The pace of development has been rapid, especially in the last decade, and the people live in well-designed modern homes with ample educational, recreational and social amenities.

Dates: 1982
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

Archives of Malayan Associations, 1942 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/12/30
Scope and Contents

These records relate to various associations formed in Australia, India, Ceylon and South Africa by residents of Malaya displaced by the war. They provided information and assistance to evacuees, civilian internees, and prisoners of war.

Rules of the organisations, lists of members, minutes of meetings, memoranda, circulars, indemnity records and related correspondence (343 sheets).

Dates: 1942 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this collection must be read on Cambridge Digital Library or Master Microfilm Reels 8237-8.
 Fonds

Archives of the British Association of Malaysia and Singapore

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103
Scope and Contents From 1952 to 1967 the Secretary of the Association was Hugh Bryson. He organised the accumulation of two important collections of historical material through the BAM. In 1960, in cooperation with the Royal Commonwealth Society, Bryson initiated the gathering of original documents - memoranda, diaries, correspondence - and the writing of special reminiscences by those with first hand experience of the geographic area covered by the Association. Subjects of particular significance include...
Dates: 1801 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: Due to the fragile state of many of these papers, users must consult microfilm copies where available.
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Articles by Onraet, 1945 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/5/5/3
Scope and Contents Articles written by Onraet, many for publication in the press:‘Breakers ahead’‘Britain and Malaya’‘A Chinese conversation’‘Chinese secret societies and the police, Nov. 1945’‘Crime and Communism in Malaya’‘A criticism of the unified colonial police service’‘The future of our colonial police services’‘Indians in Malaya’‘In retrospect’‘Investigation and intelligence in Malaya’‘Makan sejur’‘Malay...
Dates: 1945 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile state of many of these papers, users must consult microfilm copies where available.
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Autobiographical note, 1903 - 1961-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/3/4
Scope and Contents

Memoir by A.R. Chancellor of his service with the colonial police in Barbados and the Straights Settlements (7 sheets), with correspondence relating to its acquisition. There is a second brief note entitled 'My two adventures with crocodiles', probably also written by Chancellor.

The file contains two photographs, the first of Chancellor as C.P.O. Malacca [Melaka], taken in 1905, and the second of a Melakan police constable in 1903.

Dates: 1903 - 1961-07
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this file must be viewed on microfilm reel 8226C.

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.