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.

China (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 777 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Time for a smoke in the rain. Rickshaw with owner plus film advert, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3038E/14
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A series of thirty-two photographs taken by Douglas Moore in 1949, depicting views and aspects of the lives and conditions of the inhabitants of Hong Kong. The photographs were printed and mounted for an exhibition at the North Staffordshire Polytechnic in the 1980s. The average size of each print (inner mount measurement) is 290 mm x 360 mm. The photographs are each individually captioned on the reverse and are accompanied by Mr Moore’s introductory caption for the exhibition:Hong...
Dates: 1949
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

Time for lunch on the pavement, Hong Kong style, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3038E/27
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A series of thirty-two photographs taken by Douglas Moore in 1949, depicting views and aspects of the lives and conditions of the inhabitants of Hong Kong. The photographs were printed and mounted for an exhibition at the North Staffordshire Polytechnic in the 1980s. The average size of each print (inner mount measurement) is 290 mm x 360 mm. The photographs are each individually captioned on the reverse and are accompanied by Mr Moore’s introductory caption for the exhibition:Hong...
Dates: 1949
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

Time to play on the footpath, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3038E/11
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A series of thirty-two photographs taken by Douglas Moore in 1949, depicting views and aspects of the lives and conditions of the inhabitants of Hong Kong. The photographs were printed and mounted for an exhibition at the North Staffordshire Polytechnic in the 1980s. The average size of each print (inner mount measurement) is 290 mm x 360 mm. The photographs are each individually captioned on the reverse and are accompanied by Mr Moore’s introductory caption for the exhibition:Hong...
Dates: 1949
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

Tour 1935-36, 1935-09 - 1936-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011WWW
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of albums, containing captioned black and white photographs, taken by one, or more, people travelling in the same group. The albums form a photographic account of a six-month long touring holiday.Of the albums, the first ten are all of the same style and manufacture and each has an embossed title on the front. They follow the journey chronologically. The remaining two contain a smaller selection of images from the same journey, again in chronological order. They are...
Dates: 1935-09 - 1936-01
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).
 File

Transcript of interview: Sir David Warren, 2020

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 200
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2020
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
 Item

Two merchants in Mandarin uniform, Hong Kong [1890s], 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377C/9
Scope and Contents

205 x 269 mm. Full length studio portrait of two Chinese merchants dressed in Mandarin’s robes and seated one on either side of a small table.

Dates: 1890
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

Under many flags: my pilgrimage

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

An account of a journey undertook in 1953-1954 to Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Manila, North Borneo, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and the U.S.A. The volumes are undated, but the last entry in the epilogue is dated 1957.

Dates: 1957
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

[Unidentified building, Hong Kong], 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/178
Scope and Contents

A view showing an unidentified flat-iron shaped building in Victoria.

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

[Unidentified group, ?China 1926], 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011H/10
Scope and Contents

61 x 104 mm. Showing three men seated beside a pool with a small pavilion in Chinese style in the background.

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).
 Item

Union Church Kulangsoo, Amoy [i.e. Xiamen], Aug. 29.96, 11am, sunlight, F45, 1 sec, 1896-08-29

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377H/72
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Album of photographs recording Paton's missionary work in China. The photographs are captioned and have been numbered in pencil, but as there are several sequences, and these are not complete, fresh numbers have been given. Plates 68 to 78 show scenes taken in late August 1896 on Kulangsoo, the island south of Amoy (also known as Xiamen). The institutional work of the Amoy mission was centred here as it was found to be healthier than Amoy itself.There are three missing...
Dates: 1896-08-29
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

Union Church Kulangsoo, Amoy [i.e. Xiamen], Aug. 29.96, 10.50am, sunlight, F45, 5 mins, 1896-08-29

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377H/68
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Album of photographs recording Paton's missionary work in China. The photographs are captioned and have been numbered in pencil, but as there are several sequences, and these are not complete, fresh numbers have been given. Plates 68 to 78 show scenes taken in late August 1896 on Kulangsoo, the island south of Amoy (also known as Xiamen). The institutional work of the Amoy mission was centred here as it was found to be healthier than Amoy itself.There are three missing...
Dates: 1896-08-29
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

[Union Church Kulangsoo, Amoy [i.e. Xiamen], Aug. 29.96, 10.50am, sunlight, F45, 5 mins], 1896-08-29

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377H/69
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Album of photographs recording Paton's missionary work in China. The photographs are captioned and have been numbered in pencil, but as there are several sequences, and these are not complete, fresh numbers have been given. Plates 68 to 78 show scenes taken in late August 1896 on Kulangsoo, the island south of Amoy (also known as Xiamen). The institutional work of the Amoy mission was centred here as it was found to be healthier than Amoy itself.There are three missing...
Dates: 1896-08-29
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

University of Hong Kong, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/170
Scope and Contents

A copy of a half-tone photograph showing the imposing façade of the university, founded by Lord Lugard and formally opened in March 1911.

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).
 Sub-sub-class

University of Hong Kong, 1946 - 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011WW 3/2 HK/1
Scope and Contents

A series of photographs of the University of Hong Kong, which was founded in 1911 and considerably damaged in World War 2.

Dates: 1946 - 1986
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).
 Sub-sub-class

University of Hong Kong, 1946 - 1991

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011KKK/34-42
Scope and Contents

A series of photographs, some dated and some undated, of the University of Hong Kong, which was founded in 1911 and considerably damaged in World War 2.

Dates: 1946 - 1991
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

Vaccination Day, April 1895, 1895-04

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377H/53
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Album of photographs recording Paton's missionary work in China. The photographs are captioned and have been numbered in pencil, but as there are several sequences, and these are not complete, fresh numbers have been given. Plates 68 to 78 show scenes taken in late August 1896 on Kulangsoo, the island south of Amoy (also known as Xiamen). The institutional work of the Amoy mission was centred here as it was found to be healthier than Amoy itself.There are three missing...
Dates: 1895-04
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).
 Item

[Victoria and Kowloon], 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/179
Scope and Contents

A view looking down on Victoria from Victoria Peak with Kowloon in the distance.

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

[Victoria from the harbour] Hong Kong [late 1890s], 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377C/2
Scope and Contents 275 x 190 mm. View from the harbour looking towards the waterfront buildings of Victoria, with the Peak in the background. The building second from the left is the Hong Kong Hotel (its three top stories added at some time in the 1890s). To the right, on the other side of Peddar Street are the former premises of Jardine, Matheson & Co. (demolished in 1907). The next building but one houses the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Co., with the offices of Lane, Crawford & Co. next to it....
Dates: 1890 - 1899
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

Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, 1916 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30383A/7
Scope and Contents

1348 x 230 mm. A panoramic view of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, with large fuel storage tanks in the foreground (bottom-left), and looking out across the water towards Victoria Peak and the Kowloon Peninsula. The panorama was probably published by the Inter National Photo Co., Hong Kong, as it is very similar in style and photographic process to Y30383A/6. It is therefore thought to date from c. 1916-1923. The photographer has not been identified.

Dates: 1916 - 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).
 Item

Victoria, Hong Kong, from the Peak, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3038E/1
Scope and Contents

Kowloon top left across the harbour, and in far distance.

Dates: 1949
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

Victoria Hotel, 1909-01 - 1909-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 20/4493
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate (landscape format). English Hotel on the British Concession, Shameen, Canton. This looks on to the creek close to the English Bridge. [Showing person with dogs walking past the hotel with potted plants in front].

Dates: 1909-01 - 1909-02
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

Victoria Recreation Club, Hong Kong, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 19/4454
Scope and Contents

Half-plate (landscape format). [Overlooking sea with launch Pearl at bottom of harbour steps, with steamer in the distant haze].

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

Victoria, the Harbour and the Kowloon Peninsula from Victoria Peak (Hong Kong), 1916 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30383A/6
Scope and Contents 1353 x 227 mm. A panoramic view taken from Victoria Peak looking down on the city of Victoria and across the Harbour to the Kowloon Peninsula. Printed ‘No. 4’ and ‘Inter National Panorama Photo Co., Hong Kong’ (in bottom right-hand corner of panorama). The photographer has not been identified. The Kowloon Canton Railway Terminus and Clock Tower, completed in 1916, can just be seen on the Kowloon Peninsula. The Peninsula Hotel, which opened in 1928, does not appear in the photograph. On the...
Dates: 1916 - 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).
 Item

Victoria Waterfront, Hong Kong, 1926 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30383A/5
Scope and Contents 716 x 194 mm. A panoramic view of the Victoria water-front showing very grand, stone ornamental quay-side buildings. The tallest building displays the sign ‘Asia Life’ and to its left the building flying a flag displays the date 1897 in stone. Two buildings to the right of the Asia Life building are the Hong Kong Club, and next to that, in Statue Square, is the Cenotaph erected in 1923 and a statue of Queen Victoria. To the right of Statue Square, and set back from the waterfront, is the...
Dates: 1926 - 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

View along the Shameen from the British Consular steps, 1909-01 - 1909-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 20/4486
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate (landscape format). [Showing two men standing at the top of the steps on the right, with trees behind, and boats in the water below].

Dates: 1909-01 - 1909-02
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.