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Cape Town (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 345 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Entrance to late Mr Cecil Rhodes Estate, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305I/15
Scope and Contents

76 x 101 mm. Showing the entrance to the Groote Schuur estate from the road, with a long tree-lined avenue leading away from the white stone gateposts.

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

Environs of Cape Town

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059P
Scope and Contents

A collection of nine (of an original eleven) loose prints measuring approximately 150 x 110 mm. with pencilled captions on the reverse. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. The majority of the prints show views on the Kloof Road which runs out from West Cape Town and round the Lion's Head. Photographs are possibly by C.F. Wienand.

Dates: 1905
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

Exchange buildings [Cape Town], 1890 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305G/3
Scope and Contents

205 x 153 mm. Showing the façade of the Exchange buildings between Adderley Street and St. George's Street, with a crowd of pedestrians and pony traps on the pavement and roadway in the foreground.

Dates: 1890 - 1900
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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Fan-shaped coral got from South African waters: is of a deep scarlet colour - the photograph was taken from a specimen in the South African Museum, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305I/28
Scope and Contents

99 x 72 mm. Showing the coral described displayed among other varieties in a glass case in the South African Museum in Cape Town.

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).
 File

Film 1, 1947-01-31 - 1947-02-17

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 358/1
Scope and Contents

This film (part one of a two-part film) records the Royal party leaving Buckingham Palace on January 31st 1947 to cheering crowds and boarding a train at Waterloo Station for Portsmouth. It records the Royal party boarding HMS Vanguard, entertainment on deck during the voyage, and their arrival at Cape Town on February 17th 1947.

Dates: 1947-01-31 - 1947-02-17
Conditions Governing Access: Copyright: British Film Institute. Permission has been obtained from the British Film Institute for the films to be streamed via the University of Cambridge's Streaming Media Service, to make them available for research and teaching within the University of Cambridge. They may not be downloaded. Online access is limited to holders of Raven passwords (University of Cambridge). All other researchers: please contact rcs@lib.cam.ac.uk to make an appointment. For copyright reasons, the films can be viewed upon request only and in person at Cambridge University Library. All other requests to use any part of the films must be addressed to the British Film Institute.
 File

Film 2, 1947-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 358/2
Scope and Contents

This film (second part of a two-part film) records the Royal Party's visit to Kenilworth Racecourse, near Cape Town, the opening by the King of the Ninth Union Parliament, and the Royal Party's visit to Port Elizabeth. It closes with a brief African dancing scene.

Dates: 1947-02
Conditions Governing Access: Copyright: British Film Institute. Permission has been obtained from the British Film Institute for the films to be streamed via the University of Cambridge's Streaming Media Service, to make them available for research and teaching within the University of Cambridge. They may not be downloaded. Online access is limited to holders of Raven passwords (University of Cambridge). All other researchers: please contact rcs@lib.cam.ac.uk to make an appointment. For copyright reasons, the films can be viewed upon request only and in person at Cambridge University Library. All other requests to use any part of the films must be addressed to the British Film Institute.
 Item

Fountain in Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059T/8
Scope and Contents

Showing a female statue in a pool.

Dates: 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).
 File

From Cape Town to Livingstone in a Morris S, 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 348/1/8/8a
Scope and Contents

An account of a journey of 21-28 January 1939.

Dates: 1939
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

From Cape Town to Livingstone in a Morris S, 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 348/1/8/8b
Scope and Contents

An account of a journey of 21-28 January 1939.

Dates: 1939
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

From Table Mountain, looking along to Devil's Peak, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/104
Scope and Contents

87 x 298 mm. A view looking along the steep rock face and scree which connects Table Mountain and the Devil's Peak.

Dates: 1900 - 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).
 Item

From the top of Table Mountain, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/103
Scope and Contents

298 x 87 mm. A view looking down on to Cape Town and Table Bay with the Lion's Head and Rump, to the west of the city, at the left of the panorama. With a European figure standing among the rocks in the right foreground.

Dates: 1900 - 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).
 Item

Geese feeding. Late Mr. Cecil Rhodes Estate, Rondebosch, Cape Town. Small silver [birch?] can be seen in the grounds, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305I/17
Scope and Contents

76 x 102 mm. Showing a flock of geese feeding with woodland beyond and cloud covered mountains in the distance.

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).
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General Panoramic view of Cape Town and Bay, Tygerberg Hills behind, 1857 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/1
Scope and Contents

437 x 100 mm. (3 prints joined). A panoramic view looking approximately south-east over Cape Town from a viewpoint somewhere in the vicinity of Riebeeck Square. With Table Bay in the background and the Tygerberg Hills beyond.

Dates: 1857 - 1879
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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George Street, Cape Town, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059U/4
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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[G.F. Watts' statue 'Physical Energy' at the Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town], 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059Y/9
Scope and Contents

Designed by Sir Herbert Baker and completed in 1908, it stands on the slopes of Table Mountain.

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).
 Item

Government Avenue, Cape Town, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/3
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. A view looking along the oaklined avenue in the Botanical Gardens with part of the government buildings visible at the left of the print.

Dates: 1888
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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Greenmarket Square, 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 359/2/2/74
Scope and Contents

53 x 80 mm

Dates: 1942
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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Greenmarket Square, Cape Town, in 1764, 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 342/2/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A three-part series of black and white images on card designed to provide teachers with material to illustrate history lessons. The series includes a wide range of pictures, portraits and photographs. Titles and captions have been recorded as found and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. The items are undated, but probably originate from between the 1960s and 1980s.

Dates: 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).
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Greenmarket Square, Cape Town in 1825, 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 342/3/14
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A three-part series of black and white images on card designed to provide teachers with material to illustrate history lessons. The series includes a wide range of pictures, portraits and photographs. Titles and captions have been recorded as found and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. The items are undated, but probably originate from between the 1960s and 1980s.

Dates: 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).
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[Groot Constantia], 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059Y/16
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).
 Item

[Groot Constantia], 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059Y/22
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).
 Item

[Groot Constantia, Cape Town], 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059Y/14
Scope and Contents

Dating back to the late 17th century, the house was gutted by fire in 1925 and subsequently completely restored.

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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'Groot Schuur.' At one time home of Cecil Rhodes, now residence of Prime Minister, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/6
Scope and Contents

203 x 152 mm. A view from the hillside above the house looking down on to Groote Schuur, restored and altered by Herbert Baker after a fire in 1896 shortly after being purchased by Rhodes.

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).
 Item

Groot Schuur (Rondebosch), 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/8
Scope and Contents

290 x 201 mm. A view from the garden looking down the hillside to Groot Schuur the residence of the South African Prime Minister. The old Dutch colonial building (originally a granary) was gutted by fire in 1896 shortly after Cecil Rhodes had purchased it. The buildings as seen here embody the alterations designed by Sir Hebert Baker.

Dates: 1900 - 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).
 Item

Groot Schuur, Rondebosch, 1900 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/94
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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