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Cape Town (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 345 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

The Right Reverend Bishop Mackenzie, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059H/4
Scope and Contents

A half length seated studio portrait of Bishop Charles Frederick Mackenzie (1825-1862) in clerical robes. Mackenzie came to the Cape as Bishop Colenso's archdeacon in 1855 . In 1858 he was supervising a mission station on the Umthali River and in 1861 was consecrated Bishop of Central Africa. He died the following year at his mission at Malo. Photograph probably by Frederick York.

Dates: 1861
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 Royal Family at Osborne, 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059E/2
Scope and Contents A portrait group showing Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and eight children posed on a patio at Osborne House. The children in the group are Princess Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa (1840-1901); Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (1841-1910); Princess Alice Maude Mary (1843-1878); Prince Alfred Ernest Albert (1844-1900) (see also Y3059G/3); Princess Helena Augusta Victoria (1846-1923); Princess Louisa Caroline Alberta (1848-1939); Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert (1850-1942); Prince...
Dates: 1859
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 Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305V/5
Scope and Contents

125 x 80 mm. Photograph of the painting by T.W. Bowler. Though nominally related to the Prince’s visit, this is dated 1861 by the artist, as can be seen with the aid of a magnifying glass.

Dates: 1861
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 South African Public Library and Museum, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305V/16
Scope and Contents

Copy A: 122 x 80 mm. contains virtually all the details in Copy B, 131 x 85 mm. It is therefore either a reduced print or a different photograph of the original. Photograph of the painting by T.W. Bowler.

Dates: 1860
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 Town House, Cape Town, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059I/5
Scope and Contents

A view looking across Greenmarket Square towards the Old Town House, with Burg Street at the right and Longmarket Street running off to the left.

Dates: 1861
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 Twelve Apostles, from Camp's Bay tramway route, 1900 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/97
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of loose coloured (80-88) and monochrome (89-98) postcards of Cape Province, by J.G.B, Spes Bona Series (80-83), T.D. Ravenscroft (84-87), Valentine and Sons (88-90), W.E. Courteney, East London (91), Stewart and Schaefer, Cape Town (92-94), unknown (95-98). Nos. 89-91 are original photographs.

Dates: 1900 - 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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Thomas Pringle, Esq. Author of the ' African Sketches', 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059G/1
Scope and Contents A photographic copy of an engraving of Thomas Pringle (1789-1834) the Scottish poet, journalist and philanthropist. Pringle was a co-editor of the ‘Edinburgh Monthly Magazine’ from 1817-19 and spent the years between 1820-1826 at the Cape where he was connected with John Fairbairn (see Y3059F/5) in various enterprises. From 1822-24 he was Parliamentary Librarian and on his return to England became secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society in 1827. His ‘African Sketches’ (London 1834) contains...
Dates: 1861
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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Tokai, An avenue, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/14
Scope and Contents

202 x 151 mm. Showing a wagon loaded with logs driving along an avenue of oaks in Tokai, a suburb of Cape Town.

Dates: 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).
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Van Riebeck Statue, Cape Town, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059U/7
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A collection of small images measuring 82 x 63 mm with captions on the prints. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Photographs by Charles F. Kimble and Sons.

Dates: 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).
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View from Blaauwberg Strand, Cape Town, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059U/9
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A collection of small images measuring 82 x 63 mm with captions on the prints. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Photographs by Charles F. Kimble and Sons.

Dates: 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).
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View in dining room, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/129
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of loose monochrome postcards of the Koopmans de Wet House in Cape Town. The house, originally lived in by Mrs Marie Koopmans de Wet, is a museum of South African national antiques.

Dates: 1930
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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View of Adderley Street, Cape Town, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059H/2
Scope and Contents

A view looking along Adderley Street from the top of the Custom House, with the Pagoda, Cape Town's first telegraph office, on the far side of the Parade and the tower of the Dutch Reformed Church beyond. There are hansom cabs lining the side of the road and a market in progress in the Parade. A photograph taken from a similar view­point to Y3049A/6.

Dates: 1861
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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View of Cape Town and Devil's Peak, 1900 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/92
Scope and Contents

Image by Stewart and Schaefer.

Dates: 1900 - 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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View of Cape Town and Table Bay, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059H/1
Scope and Contents

A view looking down onto Cape Town from the Old Klaf Road with Table Bay beyond.

Dates: 1861
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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View of reception room, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/125
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of loose monochrome postcards of the Koopmans de Wet House in Cape Town. The house, originally lived in by Mrs Marie Koopmans de Wet, is a museum of South African national antiques.

Dates: 1930
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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View of Signal Hill, Cape Town. Portion of Mount Nelson Hotel on the left, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305I/14
Scope and Contents

98 x 72 mm. A view from the road looking over iron railings towards the Mount Nelson Hotel, one of Cape Town's grandest hotels and built in 1897.

Dates: 1902
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

Views in Cape Town

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059T
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose snapshots measuring approximately 100 x 80 mm. with handwritten captions on the reverse. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Photographs by Henry Rudland.

Dates: 1915
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

Views in Cape Town and Vicinity, 1857-1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A
Scope and Contents A collection of albumen prints (numbers 50-77 being stereoscopic cards) of various sizes. All the prints are mounted on card and most have captions by C.J. Busk. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles composed by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets. Many also have additional annotations by his son Charles W. Busk (mostly relating to the changes apparent in the scenes photographed when Charles W. Busk was in South Africa in 1914). ...
Dates: 1857 - 1879
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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Wall china cupboard with Delft ware, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/127
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of loose monochrome postcards of the Koopmans de Wet House in Cape Town. The house, originally lived in by Mrs Marie Koopmans de Wet, is a museum of South African national antiques.

Dates: 1930
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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[Welgelegen, on the Groote Schuur estate], 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059Y/11
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A collection of high quality photographs, measuring 210 x 160 mm, mounted on black album sheets. They are uncaptioned but most have been identified from books on the Cape and on South African architecture; 25-31 are almost certainly Zulus; the remainder are less clearly identified. Photographer unknown.

Dates: 1920 - 1930
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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