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Cape Town (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 345 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Groote Schuur, 1901 - 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305Q/9
Scope and Contents

75 x 55 mm (oval). View of the front. Captioned on the photograph, perhaps a professional print.

Dates: 1901 - 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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Groote Schuur, 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059P/7
Scope and Contents

A view from the hillside behind the house, looking down on Cecil Rhodes' home.

Dates: 1905
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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[Groote Schuur, gardens and house], 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059Y/23
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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[Groote Schuur, once Cecil Rhodes' home], 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059Y/10
Scope and Contents

Now the residence of South Africa's prime ministers.

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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Groote Schuur, Rondebosch, 1922 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011K/151
Scope and Contents

135 x 90 mm. Photographic postcard, sepia. HHB was in Cape Town in May 1922.

Dates: 1922 - 1923
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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'Groote Schuur' (the great barn), Rondebosch, Cape Town. The residence of the late Mr Cecil Rhodes, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305I/16
Scope and Contents

100 x 73 mm. A view from the driveway showing the front façade of Groote Schuur.

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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[Groote Schuur - the stoep and eastern façade], 1901 - 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305Q/8
Scope and Contents

80 x 70 mm.

Dates: 1901 - 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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Henry Hall Esq., R.E.D., 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059G/2
Scope and Contents

A half length seated studio portrait of Henry Hall (1815-1882) of the Royal Engineers Department wearing uniform. Originally apprenticed to an engineer, Hall entered Government service as a foreman in the Royal Engineer Department in 1839 and was ordered to the Cape in 1842. He left the colony for health reasons in 1852 but returned in 1853 and was promoted Clerk of Works in 1858, finally leaving the Cape in 1860. Hall was a regular contributor to ‘The Cape Monthly Magazine’.

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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['Herschel', Claremont], 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/24
Scope and Contents

202 x 146 mm. A view from another angle showing the house seen in Y3059A/23 from the garden.

Dates: 1865
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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['Herschel', Claremont], 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/25
Scope and Contents

205 x 146 mm. A view from the entrance driveway showing the house seen in Y3059A/23-24.

Dates: 1865
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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['Herschel', Claremont], 1865-09

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/26
Scope and Contents

205 x 147 mm. 29 Sep/65. A view looking along a drive towards a house, probably 'Herschel' but largely obscured by trees.

Dates: 1865-09
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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Herschel, Claremont. Residence of C.J. Busk Esq, 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/23
Scope and Contents 140 x 122 mm. A view of the verandahed house from the garden. The astronomer John Herschel (1792-1871) spent the years 1834-8 in the Cape, carrying out important work in the mapping of the stars of the southern hemisphere. During this period the Herschel family lived in an old Cape Dutch farmhouse called 'Feldhausen' in Claremont, which was purchased from one V.A. Schomberg in 1835. Schomberg was later permitted to build a house on one corner of the estate and this was named 'Herschel'. ...
Dates: 1865
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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Herschel, woods of fir trees, 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/60
Scope and Contents

141 x 70 mm. Showing closely planted fir trees on the Herschel Estate. A note in C.W. Busk's hand adds: 'Had been cut down and left bare when visited in 1914'.

Dates: 1866
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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Herschell [sic], the house from the garden, formerly the residence of the astronomer, bought by C.J.B. after his death and slightly altered [C.W.B.], 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/57
Scope and Contents

138 x 66 mm.

Dates: 1866
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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His Royal Highness Prince Alfred, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059G/3
Scope and Contents

A photographic copy of a lithograph showing Prince Alfred Ernest Albert (1844-1900) standing against a background of cliffs. Educated for the Navy, Prince Alfred was commissioned into the ‘Euryalus’ in 1858 and while serving on the ship visited South Africa in 1860. During 1867-1871 he made a world cruise aboard ‘Galatea’ and commanded the Channel Squadron from 1883-1884. He was Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean from 1887-89 and at Devonport from 1890-1893.

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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Hon. E.M. Cole, Esq., Auditor-General, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059F/2
Scope and Contents A half length seated studio portrait of Eldred Mowbray Cole (1811-?1876). Cole was educated at Westminster and commissioned into the Royal Irish Fusiliers (87th Foot) in 1828, serving with them in Ireland and Mauritius until 1836. He arrived at the Cape in 1838 intending to farm but lost most of his stock in a fire in Port Elizabeth. He was Civil Commissioner in Somerset East for a period in the mid 1840s and Tambrookie Commissioner from 1847-1849, taking up the Civil Commissionership and...
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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Hon. Harry Rivers, 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059D/4
Scope and Contents

A half length studio portrait showing Rivers seated in an armchair. Rivers (1785-1861) entered the home civil service of the East India Company in 1808 and came to the Cape in 1816 as acting Wharfmaster of Table Bay. He served as Landdrost of the Albany District 1821-1825 in which year he was relieved from his post and transferred to Swellendam. He was appointed Treasurer of Cape Colony in 1842 and Paymaster General in 1851.

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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Hon. Rawson W. Rawson C.B., 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059D/2
Scope and Contents

A half length studio portrait of Rawson seated at a table. Rawson (1812-1899) started his career as a junior clerk in the Board of Trade becoming President 1841-1842. From 1842-1844 he was Chief Secretary in Canada and from 1844-1854 Treasurer and Paymaster in Mauritius. He served in the Cape as Colonial Secretary from 1854-1864 and was Governor of the Bahamas 1864-1869 and of the Windward Islands 1869-1875. Photograph probably by Frederick York.

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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Hon. William Porter, 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059D/5
Scope and Contents

A half length studio portrait. Porter (1805-1880) was called to the Irish Bar in 1831 and practiced there before becoming Attorney General at the Cape 1839-1866. He was on sick leave 1862-1864. He served on the Legislative Assembly 1869-1872 and left the Cape in the following year.

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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Honourable Richard Southey, Acting Colonial Secretary, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059G/5
Scope and Contents

A half length seated portrait of Sir Richard Southey. For another portrait of Southey see Y305L/21.

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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House of Parliament, Cape Town, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305I/4
Scope and Contents

75 x 101 mm. A view from Grave Street showing the porticoed façade of the Houses of Parliament.

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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Houses of Assembly, The Avenue Cape Town, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059T/3
Scope and Contents

Showing the classical portico of the Houses of Parliament.

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).
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Houses of Parliament, 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 359/2/2/73
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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Houses of Parliament and monument to commemorate the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York and Cornwall to Cape Town, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305I/5
Scope and Contents

99 x 75 mm. A view of the Parliament buildings, with the commemorative stone marking the visit of the future King George V and Queen Mary to Cape Town in August 1901 visible in the foreground.

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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Houses of Parliament, Cape Town, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/7
Scope and Contents

193 x 127 mm. Showing the north-east facade of the Houses of Parliament.

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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