Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Borneo (island)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 291 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Bullock Roller, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 19/4416
Scope and Contents

Sandakan

Dates: 1909
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

Bullocks with road roller : Jesselton, 1909-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 18/4297
Scope and Contents

Landscape format. [Four bullocks pulling roller].

Dates: 1909-01
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

Bunyan and Juntai, 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3034A/28
Scope and Contents

Showing an armed and uniformed policeman mounted on his horse.

Dates: 1904
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

Canoe of Mooruts on the river at Kampong Binai near Tenam, 1909-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 18/4307
Scope and Contents

Landscape format. [Canoe with six paddling and one man standing looking towards the land].

Dates: 1909-01
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

Catholic Mission, Kanowit, Rajang River, central Sarawak [1950s], 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/122
Scope and Contents

205 x 153 mm. Showing the mission buildings and wooden church, with jungle in the background.

Dates: 1950 - 1959
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

Chinaman ploughing, Tuaran [historic title], 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3034A/30
Scope and Contents

Showing a Chinese farmer ploughing a field with a wooden handplough drawn by a bullock.

Dates: 1904
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

Chinese actor, Sarawak [circa 1960], 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/133
Scope and Contents

153 x 102 mm. Head and shoulders portrait of a masked Chinese actor.

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).
 Item

[Chinese coolies on board N.D.L steamer Marudu on the way to Sandakan], 1908-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 18/4259
Scope and Contents

Landscape format. [Showing coolies sitting about on the steamer with their baskets].

Dates: 1908-12
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

Chinese quarters, Kota Belud, 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3034A/17
Scope and Contents

A view looking down from a hillside on to a settlement of thatched houses.

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).
 Item

Chinese temple, Kuching, Sarawak, 1960s, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/125
Scope and Contents

146 x 105 mm. General view of the front of the temple.

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).
 Item

Clearing and hoeing fields for planting, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 19/4340
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate (landscape format). Drying shed in the background. [Showing men at work with small bonfires].

Dates: 1909
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

Clearing and hoeing fields for planting, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 19/4341
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate (landscape format). Drying shed in the background.

Dates: 1909
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

Close up of Pitcher plants, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 19/4376
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. Seen in previous picture.

Dates: 1909
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

Coal mines, Muara, Borneo [i.e. Brunei, Borneo Island], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/39
Scope and Contents

273 x 209 mm. View from a hillside looking down onto a row of thatched houses runing along beside the coal mine railway. The small trucks of coal are drawn by bullocks. Muara (also known as Brooketon) is situated some 13 miles east of Brunei Tarn and was a centre for coal mining by the British North Borneo Company until 1925. The town was completely destroyed during World War Two. Photograph by G.R. Lambert and Co.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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

Cocoanut [i.e. coconut] Palm, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 19/4384
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. With prickly stems bound round the trunk to stop rats and squirrels.

Dates: 1909
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

Copy of a letter from Doreen Kelley to her mother, 1942-05-27

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/15/21/3
Scope and Contents

Copy of a letter describing the bombing of Kuching during the Second World War and Kelley's eventual evacuation to Sydney, following a trek through the jungle of Dutch Borneo (16 sheets).

Dates: 1942-05-27
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile state of many of these papers, users must consult microfilm copies where available.
 Item

Country scene, Central Borneo [Kalimantan Tengah ?], 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302D/11
Scope and Contents

195 x 140 mm. View looking along a river towards distant mountains.

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).
 Item

Crocodile on sand on other side of Padas River, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 19/4360
Scope and Contents From the File: The album now contains photographs numbered in the range 4312-4476 (originally there were 155). Added numbers are: 4340A, 4353A and 4462A; not used: 4322, 4381, 4394, 4396, 4401, 4415, 4418, 4425-4427, 4450, 4466 and 4467; missing: 4320, 4358, 4455 and 4456. Subjects covered in the album are: North Borneo: Kampong Binai and Tenon: sports; road making; tobacco growing; Dyaks; Penotal Gorge; Orang Outang; rubber planting: sago factory, Membakut; pitcher plant; Jesselton; Imanan...
Dates: 1909
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

Crocodile on the Inamam River, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 19/4392
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate (landscape format). [River bank thick with vegetation with river in the foreground].

Dates: 1909
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

Cutch works, Sandakan, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 19/4412
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate (landscape format). The Bakau Co Ltd: turns out about 80 tons per month: exported to England, France Germany, Holland, U.S.A. The best cutch is obtained from the Tungah tree. Tungah tree gives 61-63% of tannin absorbable by hide. [Showing forest behind and a tram-lines leading from the works along ? pier].

Dates: 1909
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

Damar, a kind of resin exuded from trees, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 19/4386
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate (landscape format). Sold to Chinese Traders. [Showing milling group with man carrying back pannier with a large container tied on top, possibly containing damar].

Dates: 1909
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

Doosen woman of the Dosen Lewan Tribe, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 19/4390
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate.

Dates: 1909
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

Dresser treating nomadic Penan child in the Ulu Baram, Sarawak [circa 1960], 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/137
Scope and Contents

133 x 104 mm. Showing a medical orderly administering the injection.

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).
 File

Dutch East Indies [i.e. Indonesia], 1910 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/250-326
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection was originally housed in seven boxes, four of which were specially made with individual slots for slides. These were numbered 3, 6, 10 and 11 and the remaining boxes were unnumbered. Presumably these formed part of a larger collection, but nothing is known of the original owner or the fate of any other boxes. For conservation reasons, the collection has since been re-boxed. The captions given are normally those which appear on the slides themselves. They have been used as...
Dates: 1910 - 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).
 Item

Dyak Chief and family, Borneo, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/46
Scope and Contents 266 x 207 mm. An elaborately posed group in front of their house. The photographer has been at pains to introduce into the picture as many artefacts and utensils as possible.Roth identifies the following components of the photograph:A slabit for carrying back loads; behind it the frame on which the women stretch their yarn for tying in the patterns by the process of saving, and afterwards brushing on the dye.Thin drum, with fish trap (ensenga) behind it; further to the...
Dates: 1880 - 1889
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).

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