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Alor Setar (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Alor Star, Kedah [circa 1910], 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/27
Scope and Contents

136 x 85 mm. A postcard view (original print) showing a group of Malays standing beside a dead crocodile.

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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Balei Besar, Alor Star, Kedah, April 1926, 1926-04

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/34
Scope and Contents

77 x 58 mm. Showing the large single storied state chamber or hall of audience Alor Star.

Dates: 1926-04
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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Banking at Alor Setar in the 1930s, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/4/27
Scope and Contents

A very brief description of the opening of the first bank and a note on the Kedah Club, Alor Setar (2 sheets).

Dates: 1960 - 1969
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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British Advisers Residence, Alor Star, Kedah, April 1926, 1926-04

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/31
Scope and Contents

98 x 72 mm. A view from the front lawn showing the substantial verandahed façade of the two storey building.

Dates: 1926-04
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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British Advisers Residence, Alor Star, Kedah, April 1926, 1926-04

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/32
Scope and Contents

98 x 72 mm.

Dates: 1926-04
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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British Advisers Residence, Alor Star, Kedah, April 1926, 1926-04

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/33
Scope and Contents

97 x 71 mm. Similar to preceding two prints but showing more of the house.

Dates: 1926-04
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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Farewell to Major W.R. Sanguinetti, Kedah Club, Alor Star, Kedah, [?] 1924, 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/29
Scope and Contents 290 x 236 mm. A group photograph of William Roger SANGUINETTI (1871-), with friends and colleagues posed in front of the Kedah Club. Sanguinetti served in the Public Works Department FMS from 1900; from 1921-circa 1926 he was State Engineer, Kedah and this latter date, taken in conjunction with the postings of some of the other figures in the group, is the most likely time for this photograph to have been taken. Other figures identified in the print are: George Edward CLAYTON (1896-circa...
Dates: 1924
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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Girl embroidering silk, Alor Star [i.e. Alor Setar] Arts and Crafts School [1960s], 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/87
Scope and Contents

153 x 207 mm. As captioned.

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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Group at Balei Besar, Alor Star, Kedah [?] farewell to T.W. Clayton, [?] 1929, 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/35
Scope and Contents 280 x 223 mm. Showing an official group gathering at the Belai [i.e. Balei] Besar at Alor Star. Identified among the group are: Mrs S.E. DENNYS; Thomas Watts CLAYTON, British Adviser, Kedah; Tuanku IBRAHIM, Regent of Kedah; Franklyn ROBINSON, Legal Adviser, Kedah; Walter John SMITH, Engineer in P.W.D., Malaya 1908-1935; MANSUR ALJAFERI, Judge; Tuanku BAHARDASHAH, A.D.C. to the Sultan of Kedah; Nelson JONES (1895-1951); Malayan Civil Service 1919-1947; acting deputy Controller of Labour,...
Dates: 1929
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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H.P. Brysons house at Alor Star, Kedah, 1937, 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/40
Scope and Contents

84 x 53 mm. A view looking across the garden towards Brysons spacious two storey house in Alor Star. He was at this period acting Assistant Adviser, Kedah. Photograph probably by H.P. Bryson.

Dates: 1937
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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Mosque , 1933 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3031P/422
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The majority of the photographs relate to the early stages of Sheppard’s career with the Malayan Civil Service. They illustrate his accommodation; varied range of work in Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Perak and Terengganu; Malay and European colleagues; official events, military service, travel and recreation. A number of prints are uncaptioned and have been provided with tentative titles in square brackets and approximate dates. The images begin with Sheppard's arrival in Jan. 1928...
Dates: 1933 - 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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Moving a house, Alor Star, Kedah, March 1937, 1937-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/39
Scope and Contents

106 x 62 mm. Showing a large Malay crowd carrying a complete house, shoulder high to a new location.

Dates: 1937-03
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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Opening of the Agri-Horticultural Show, Alor Star, June 12 1936, 1936-06-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/36
Scope and Contents 100 x 140 mm. Showing Sultan ABDUL HAMID and suite arriving for the Agri-Horticultural show. Other figures in the group are: Tuanku KASSIM; Tuanku BAHROM; Tuanku MAHMUD (Regent); Tuanku YA'ACOB. The Kedah Annual Report (1936) states: "A very successful exhibition was held over a period of three days ---- in Alor Star, which provided for exhibits of agricultural products, rubber, livestock, village and school handicrafts, and commercial and departmental exhibits. In addition to these a...
Dates: 1936-06-12
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).
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Opening of Wan Mat Saman Bridge, Alor Star, 1926, 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/30
Scope and Contents 200 x 116 mm. Showing Sir Abdul HAMID HALIM SHAH, Sultan of Kedah, on the point of cutting the tape to open the new bridge. Beside him stands Alwyn Sidney HAYNES, acting British Adviser. Other figures in the group include Haji Sir Mohamed SHERIFF; the Regent of Kedah, Tuanku IBRAHIM; Syed Jan (?); Syed Mohamed IDID; Tuanku Johamed JAVA; and Tuanku BADLISHAH, later Sultan. The Kedah Annual Report (1926) gives this description: "The Wan Mat Saman Bridge which crosses the Kedah River at...
Dates: 1926
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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R.A.F. plane at Alor Star, Kedah, October 1936, 1936-10

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/38
Scope and Contents

85 x 55 mm. A closer view of one of the aircraft seen in the preceding print.

Dates: 1936-10
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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R.A.F. planes at Alor Star, Kedah, October 1936, 1936-10

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/37
Scope and Contents

86 x 55 mm. Showing two R.A.F. biplanes parked on the runway at Alor Star. Photograph probably by H.P. Bryson.

Dates: 1936-10
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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Sir Laurence Guillemard landing at Alor Star, January 1921, 1921-01-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/28
Scope and Contents

198 x 145 mm. A view looking along the landing stage towards the gangway along which Sir Laurence Nunns GUILLEMARD (1862-1951), Governor of the Straits Settlements 1919-1927, is disembarking from a river steamer. Alwyn Sidney HAYNES, Secretary to Guillemard, stands behind him at the top of the gangway. This visit, on January 12 1921, was Guillemard's first to Kedah.

Dates: 1921-01-12
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).
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The history of '64', 1900 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6
Scope and Contents

Contains prints by various photographers. Some come from the collection of Sir Frank Swettenham, H.P. Bryson, and William Langham-Carter. The subjects are: 1-7, 75 Johore; 8-25 Kelantan; 26-40, 74 Kedah; 41-64 Trengganu [i.e. Terengganu]; 66-71, 94-95; Sumatra; 72-73 British North Borneo [i.e. Sabah], 76-93, 96 Miscellaneous; 65 Sarawak.

Dates: 1900 - 1968
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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