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Western Cape, Province of the (province)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 617 Collections and/or Records:

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Cecil Rhodes' house Groote Schuur, Cape Town, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059T/9
Scope and Contents

Showing a porticoed verandah.

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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Ceres, the Stream, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/41
Scope and Contents

141 x 192 mm. Showing the tree-lined stream leading to a farmhouse and hills. This is presumably the Dwars River on which the town of Ceres, in the Western Cape lies.

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).
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Chapel at Kalk Bay and School House, 1863 - 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/63
Scope and Contents

142 x 69 mm. Showing the small chapel and schoolhouse standing on the foreshore at Kalk Bay, with boulder-strewn beach in the foreground and a rocky hill in the background. A note in C.W. Busk's hand adds: 'Kalk Bay when I visited it in 1914 was closely built all along the road on both sides with houses and the railway on the rocks, also Muisenberg beach, quite unrecognizable from what this photo shows in 1863-7'.

Dates: 1863 - 1867
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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C.J. Brand, Esq., LL.D., Speaker of the House of Assembly, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059F/5
Scope and Contents

A seated half length portrait of Sir Cristoffel Joseph Brand (1797-1875) dressed in judges robes and wig. Born in Simonstown, Brand was admitted to the Cape Bar in 1821. Brand served as the first Speaker in the Cape Parliament from 1854-1874 and was a noted advocate and journalist.

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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[Claremont Church], 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/22
Scope and Contents

249 x 199 mm. Another view of the church seen in Y3059A/21.

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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Claremont Church 6ΒΌ miles from Cape Town ..., 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/21
Scope and Contents 205 x 157 mm. Showing the small stone parish church at Claremont, now a suburb of Cape Town. The remainder of the caption reads '... Mrs. Gray, wife of the Bishop personally, on her knees, laid the mosaic tiles on the floor of the chancel. The Bishop himself always read the Evensong and Preached here on Easter Sunday. It is 5 minutes walk from Herschel. Bishop Gray is buried in the Churchyard. The bell is in a tree and there I have seen Bishop Gray ring it himself [C.W.B.]'. Robert...
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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Clifton and Camps Bay, Cape Town, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059U/11
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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[Coastal view, Cape Peninsula], 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059Y/6
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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College Head Master's residence, Diocesan College on camp ground looking about West. Rondebosch, Cape of G. Hope, 1857 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/20
Scope and Contents

245 x 195 mm. Showing the headmaster's thatched cottage in the grounds of the Rondebosch Diocesan College with Devil's Peak and Table Mountain in the background. The college was founded in 1849.

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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Commandant Bowker, King William's Town, 1858 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305L/22
Scope and Contents 55 x 89 mm. A carte de visite full length, seated studio portrait of Commandant James Henry Bowker, wearing military uniform. Bowker (1822-1900), a farmer, soldier, civil servant and naturalist, took part in the Seventh Frontier War (1846-47) and was involved in the suppression of the Kat River Rebellion in the Eighth Frontier War (1850-53). He was made an Inspector in the frontier armed and mounted police in 1855, and promoted Commandant in 1858. Other military expeditions in which he...
Dates: 1858 - 1871
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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Commander's cabin H.M.S. 'Flora', Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope. Mrs Rainier in the chair 1884, 1884-05

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/3
Scope and Contents

205 x 139 mm. Showing Miss Rainier, wife of the Captain of H.M.S. Flora seated reading a book in the Commander's cabin.

Dates: 1884-05
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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Commanding Officers of the Cape Town Volunteers, 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059I/3
Scope and Contents A studio group portrait showing the uniformed figures of, from left to right: Colonel John Thomas Eustace (1825-1910), soldier and civil servant. Gazetted into the 60th Rifles 1844, served in Canada and later in the Crimea with the Osmanli Irregular cavalry. He retired to Wynberg and later in life became a civil servant, being appointed Resident with Chief Sarili at Butterworth from 1875-1879. He was appointed Civil Commissioner for Namaqualand in 1879 and ended his career as Civil...
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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Constantia - the Residence of S. van Reenan, Esq., 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059H/3
Scope and Contents

A view showing the buildings at Constantia, eleven miles from Cape Town. The buildings themselves are largely obscured by trees and few details of this famous wine making estate can be seen. The figure standing in the foreground is Sebastian van Reenan, the proprietor.

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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Corner of Herschell [sic] ( /67) [C.W.B.], 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/59
Scope and Contents

137 x 69 mm. Showing part of the drive and verandah at the front of the house.

Dates: 1867
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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Crossing the Bar at Knysna, C.P., 1920 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/145
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of monochrome postcards. Published by H.S. Joseph, The Handy House, Kynsa.

Dates: 1920 - 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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D Coy., Cape Town Highlanders, 1960 - 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011Q/9
Scope and Contents

201 x 137 mm. The annotation on the reverse, in a different hand to the title, reads 'Darling St., Cape Town, before embarking for Port Nolloth in transit for O'okiep. Time: some time early in 1900. D Coy spent about a year in garrison there before returning'. It then appears to be initialled but these are not clear. Photographer unknown.

Dates: 1960 - 1980
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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Departure of mail boat from Cape Town. In the shadow of Table Mountain, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/12
Scope and Contents

203 x 152 mm. Showing the 'Windsor Castle' steaming out of Table Bay, with Table Mountain on the skyline.

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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Devil's Head, Table Mountain ... April 1867, 1867-04

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/11
Scope and Contents

248 x 192 mm. A view looking towards Devil's Head (i.e. Peak) with scrub covered hillside in the foreground. The remainder of the caption reads ' ... Looking east from Blockhouse on Kloof on road to Camps Bay April 1867. Abt 600 ft high'.

Dates: 1867-04
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).
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Devil's Head. Table Mountain. Breda's house in foreground, 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/16
Scope and Contents

293 x 194 mm. A view from Wynberg Hill looking across towards Devil's Peak and Table Mountain with Alex Breda's house, surrounded by tall trees, in the foreground.

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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[Devil's Head. Table Mountain. Breda's house in foreground], 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/17
Scope and Contents

[Devil's Head. Table Mountain. Breda's house in foreground]
217 x 94 mm. A duplicate of Y3059A/16 but cropped to a different format and thus cutting out most of Devil's Peak in the background.

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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Devil's Head, Table Mountain from grounds of Diocesan College, Rondebosch, Cape of G. Hope (looking west), 1857 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/13
Scope and Contents

245 x 189 mm. A view looking towards Devil's Peak from the east with scrubland in the foreground. A small part of Table Mountain can be seen in the left background of the print.

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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Devil's Head. Table Mountain looking N. West from Wynberg Hill ..., 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/14
Scope and Contents

295 x 233 mm. A view looking towards Devil's Peak from Wynberg Hill with woodland and farmhouses in the valley below. The remainder of the caption reads ' ... Alex Breda's House Newlands on right side (Silver trees in foreground)'. The name Breda occurs several times in the Cape of Good Hope Directories for the period, most notably in connection with the firm of Breda, Halkett and Co. of 21 St. George's Street, Cape Town, but an Alexander Breda has not been traced.

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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Devil's Head, Table Mountain. Wynberg Hill, 1857 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/12
Scope and Contents

204 x 147 mm. A view from Wynberg Hill looking across the valley to the eastern side of Table Mountain and Devil's Peak.

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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Devil's Peak and Table Mountain, Cape Town. Taken from a window of late Cecil Rhodes' house, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059T/2
Scope and Contents

A view looking towards the two peaks from a window in Groote Schuur.

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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Devil's Peak fr. Kloof Road, Cape Town, 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059P/2
Scope and Contents

A view looking across wooded foothills on the outskirts of Cape Town with Devil's Peak in the background.

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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