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Western Cape, Province of the (province)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 617 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Cango caves, The Grotto, Oudtshoorn, Cape, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/202
Scope and Contents

228 x 278 mm. Showing stalactite formations in the Cango Caves, situated about nineteen miles west of Oudtshoorn near the foot of the Zwartberg Pass.

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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Cango caves, The Throne Room, Oudtshoorn, Cape, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/205
Scope and Contents

278 x 228 mm. Showing vast stalactite and stalagmite formations in the Throne Room. The Cango Caves are situated about nineteen miles west of Oudtshoorn near the foot of the Zwartberg Pass. This spectacular cave system was discovered in 1780 by a Dutch farmer named van Zijl and contains paintings near the entrance.

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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[Cape Argus offices, Adderley Street, Cape Town, ?September-October 1857], 1857-09 - 1857-10

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/7
Scope and Contents 210 x 142 mm. Showing the offices of the Cape Argus at the junction of Darling and Adderley Streets on the NW corner of the Parade. A ghost image of a ponytrap which has moved during the exposure can be seen in the foreground. The plateau of Table Mountain dominates the skyline beyond the building. Founded in January 1857, the paper was re-named The Argus in 1869. The date of the picture is supplied by the placards outside the building which read 'Delhi has fallen' and 'A full report of...
Dates: 1857-09 - 1857-10
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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Cape homesteads. Fransch Hoek [Franschhoek], Burgundy 1791, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/23
Scope and Contents

203 x 151 mm. Showing the homestead 'Burgundy' built on land settled by Pierre de Villiers in 1694. The main gable, dated 1791 and one of the oldest in the area, is the only surviving one from a fire which also destroyed the thatch; the building as seen has a corrugated iron roof but it is unclear whether this photograph was taken before or after the fire.

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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Cape homesteads. Fransch Hoek [Franschhoek], La Cote [Cotte] 1844, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/22
Scope and Contents

203 x 152 mm. Showing the T-shaped house named after La Coste in Provence, France, by Jean Gardior, who settled the land in 1694. An old waterwheel remains from the early days but the house seen here, with a decorative iron roof over the stoep, dates from 1844.

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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Cape homesteads. Fransch Hoek [Franschhoek], La Dauphiné 1804, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/21
Scope and Contents 190 x 139 mm. Showing the homestead 'La Dauphiné' at French Hoek, situated on land settled by Estienne Niel in 1694. With a group of African labourers seated on the road in the foreground. 'The present house has two good gables of the early neo-classical type, the east one dated 1800. The end gables are exceptionally finished, with the apex split into two scrolls: they are reminiscent of the outstnding end-gables of Bien Donne. Under the west gable, there is a dummy door, of plaster. A...
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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Cape homesteads. In the Stellenbosch district, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/24
Scope and Contents

190 x 139 mm. Showing a mid-nineteenth century homestead with flat-pitched gables set in woodland in the Stellenbosch area. Exact location and name unidentified.

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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Cape homesteads. Near Hout Bay, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/20
Scope and Contents

203 x 152 mm. A view looking along the entrance facade of a Cape Dutch homestead, with two figures standing beside a motorcar in the driveway. Exact location and name unidentified.

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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Cape homesteads. Tokai, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/19
Scope and Contents 202 x 151 mm. Showing the front facade of the house in Tokai built by Andreas Rauch in the 1790's: 'This is the usual peninsula u-shaped house, but with an added bar, with gabled ends ... The steeply-sloping ground calls for an exceptionally high stoep, unique in being reached not centrally, but at the two ends by twin flights of steps, gracefully curved ... The forecourt is marked by symmetrically-placed outbuildings on two sides, and a line of pillars on the third: the two central pillars...
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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Cape Province, 1965 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham X
Scope and Contents The early photographs in this section were taken during two visits to Kokstad in the east of the province; the first at the end of 1965 followed John Ewart Marnham's visit to Lesotho; the remainder dated August 1967. A number of purely family photographs have been removed. Following these are a number of scenes in the vicinity of Cape Town and along the southern coast - Somerset West, George, Knysa, Hermanus, the ostrich farm at Oudstchoorn, the mouth of the Storms River and nearby...
Dates: 1965 - 1967
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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Cape Province Cogman's Kloof , 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/108
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Envelope containing monochrome postcards (set of twelve plus additional card) showing views in Cape Province.

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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Cape Province: Hex River Valley, 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/104
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Envelope containing monochrome postcards (set of twelve plus additional card) showing views in Cape Province.

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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Cape Province: Montagu Pass, Outeniqua Mountains, 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/107
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Envelope containing monochrome postcards (set of twelve plus additional card) showing views in Cape Province.

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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Cape to Cairo trip 1929/30, 1929 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/8/2/32
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Photographs and negatives of Eastern and Southern Africa.

Dates: 1929 - 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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Cape to Cairo trip 1929/30, 1929 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/8/2/33
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Photographs and negatives of Eastern and Southern Africa.

Dates: 1929 - 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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Cape to Cairo trip 1929/30. No. 15, 1929 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/8/2/35
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Photographs and negatives of Eastern and Southern Africa.

Dates: 1929 - 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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Cape to Cairo trip 1929/30. Nos 13 & 14, 1929 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/8/2/34
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Photographs and negatives of Eastern and Southern Africa.

Dates: 1929 - 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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[Cape Town], 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/9/4
Scope and Contents

76 x 50 mm. A view of (probably) Cape Town.

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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[Cape Town], 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/9/5
Scope and Contents

64 x 49 mm. A view of (probably) Cape Town.

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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[Cape Town], 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/9/11
Scope and Contents

78 x 52 mm. A building in front of a hill, possibly at Cape Town.

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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Cape Town, 1924 - 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3047B/88
Scope and Contents

80 x 85 mm. A view looking along a rocky coastline at Cape Town with houses perched near the sea shore.

Dates: 1924 - 1931
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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Cape Town, 1882 - 1884

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/25
Scope and Contents

540 x 132 mm. Three prints joined (the far left print is separate from the other two). A panoramic view looking south-east over Cape Town with Table Bay at the left and Devil's Peak in the background.

Dates: 1882 - 1884
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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Cape Town, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/24
Scope and Contents

245 x 180 mm. A view looking southwards over the south western part of CapeTown, with Table Mountain, largely obscured by clouds, in the background. St. George's Cathedral, with the parliament buildings behind it, can be seen at the extreme left of the print. Table Bay is out of the picture to the left.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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Cape Town, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305P/10
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: An album recording the visit of Lord and Lady Hewart to South Africa. The album is inscribed 'To Lord and Lady Hewart: A Momento [sic] of a Trip to South Africa'. It was presumably the work and gift of a friend who travelled with them as it covers the entire journey from leaving Southampton to their return. The photographs are amateur work and are fully described in captions written in white ink, not always easily legible, on the black pages of the album. The captions have been recorded...
Dates: Other: 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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Cape Town, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305P/11
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: An album recording the visit of Lord and Lady Hewart to South Africa. The album is inscribed 'To Lord and Lady Hewart: A Momento [sic] of a Trip to South Africa'. It was presumably the work and gift of a friend who travelled with them as it covers the entire journey from leaving Southampton to their return. The photographs are amateur work and are fully described in captions written in white ink, not always easily legible, on the black pages of the album. The captions have been recorded...
Dates: Other: 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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