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Western Cape, Province of the (province)

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 617 Collections and/or Records:

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[Distant view of Cape Town backed by Table Mountain], 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059Y/24
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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[Distant view of the University of Cape Town], 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059Y/3
Scope and Contents

On the slopes of Table Mountain and Devil's Peak.

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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[Distant view of the University of Cape Town], 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059Y/4
Scope and Contents

On the slopes of Table Mountain and Devil's Peak.

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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Docks [Cape Town], 1890 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305G/2
Scope and Contents

207 x 152 mm. A view looking down on to the Alfred Basin and Outer Harbour Docks at the northern end of Table Bay, with steamers and sailing vessels moored at the wharves. Photograph of T.D. Ravenscroft of Rondebosch.

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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Dr G.A. [sic] Atherstone, 1870 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305L/19
Scope and Contents 53 x 74 mm. (Oval image). A carte de visite head and shoulders studio portrait of the bearded Dr Williams Guybon Atherstone (1814-1898), a physician, geologist, naturalist and early amateur photographer in South Africa. Atherstone came to South Africa with his parents in 1820 and after a period of study at the Uitenhage Academy (1829-1831) he was apprenticed to his father, a physician in Grahamstown and later served as an assistant Staff Surgeon in the Sixth Frontier War 1834-35. The...
Dates: 1870 - 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).
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Dr Ross, Cape Town, 1860 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305L/14
Scope and Contents 60 x 87 mm. A carte de visite three quarter length studio portrait of Dr Ross, wearing a white coat and seated astride a chair. This is presumably Dr William Henry Ross (circa 1833-?), who served as District Surgeon, Beaufort West and acting District Surgeon, Wynberg in 1859; in 1860 he was appointed Vaccine Surgeon and Secretary to the Medical Committee, in 1862 Surgeon of Police and Gaol and Health Officer for Table Bay, in 1868 Surgeon to the Lock Hospital and in 1878 Surgeon to the...
Dates: 1860 - 1880
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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Drifting Band Hills. Fish Hook Bay near Kalk Bay, False Bay (westerly wind drifting the tops of the hill), 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/32
Scope and Contents 287 x 209 mm. A view looking across scrubland towards advancing sand dunes (largely faded). An additional note in C.W. Busk's hand states: 'This heap of sand was slowly drifting over the Flats, towards Kalk Bay, the prevailing wind continually blowing it in one direction; when it came to the edge of the top it fell to the foot, and so on and on. It was getting dangerous to some farm houses in 1865-7. Perhaps it has been stopped by artificial shelters and plantations. Sand blown up from...
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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Du Toit's Kloof, 1968-08

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham X/124
Scope and Contents From the File: 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: 1968-08
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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Ebb and Flow, the Wilderness, George, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/80
Scope and Contents

155 x 106 mm. Showing a rowing boat on the lagoon known as the Ebb and Flow in the Wilderness, a holiday and golfing resort near the mouth of the Kaaimans River about fifteen miles from George.

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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Eland, Swellendam : Natal - Cape with S, N, B, Edward Towne, 1968-08

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham Y/129
Scope and Contents From the File: John Ewart Marnham had admirable opportunities for photographing flora and fauna during his stay in South Africa and in this section his own arrangement under species has been largely followed; the divisions are: lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos [rhinocesaurus] and hippos [hippopotamus], zebras, giraffes, buffalos, kudu, other deer and miscellaneous. Most of these animals were photographed in national parks and game reserves, though not all slides have specific locations. The main parks...
Dates: 1968-08
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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Eland, Swellendam : Natal - Cape with S, N, B, Edward Towne, 1968-08

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham Y/130
Scope and Contents From the File: John Ewart Marnham had admirable opportunities for photographing flora and fauna during his stay in South Africa and in this section his own arrangement under species has been largely followed; the divisions are: lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos [rhinocesaurus] and hippos [hippopotamus], zebras, giraffes, buffalos, kudu, other deer and miscellaneous. Most of these animals were photographed in national parks and game reserves, though not all slides have specific locations. The main parks...
Dates: 1968-08
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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Eland, Swellendam : Natal - Cape with S, N, B, Edward Towne, 1968-08

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham Y/131
Scope and Contents From the File: John Ewart Marnham had admirable opportunities for photographing flora and fauna during his stay in South Africa and in this section his own arrangement under species has been largely followed; the divisions are: lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos [rhinocesaurus] and hippos [hippopotamus], zebras, giraffes, buffalos, kudu, other deer and miscellaneous. Most of these animals were photographed in national parks and game reserves, though not all slides have specific locations. The main parks...
Dates: 1968-08
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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Eland, Swellendam : Natal - Cape with S, N, B, Edward Towne, 1968-08

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham Y/132
Scope and Contents From the File: John Ewart Marnham had admirable opportunities for photographing flora and fauna during his stay in South Africa and in this section his own arrangement under species has been largely followed; the divisions are: lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos [rhinocesaurus] and hippos [hippopotamus], zebras, giraffes, buffalos, kudu, other deer and miscellaneous. Most of these animals were photographed in national parks and game reserves, though not all slides have specific locations. The main parks...
Dates: 1968-08
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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Electric tramcar, Cape Town, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305I/10
Scope and Contents

100 x 71 mm. A good view of a Plein Street tramcar of the Cape Town Tramway Company, on an unidentified street. Cape Town's tram service was powered by electricity from 1896 onwards.

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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Embarkation on Carnarvon Castle, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305P/117
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: 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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Embarkation on Carnarvon Castle, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305P/118
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: 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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Embarkation on Carnarvon Castle, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305P/120
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: 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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Entrance to Castle, Cape Town, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059T/6
Scope and Contents

A view looking along the battlements and down to the gareway. The castle was inaugurated in 1677.

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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Entrance to Herschell [sic] from the house, at Claremont 6¼ miles from Cape Town [C.W.B.], 1857 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/58
Scope and Contents

139 x 69 mm. A view looking along the drive at 'Heschel' with an unidentified young boy standing in the foreground.

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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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).
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Entrance to the Hex River Valley, Cape, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/30
Scope and Contents

286 x 223 mm. A view looking along the road and railway line leading into the Hex River Valley, with the Hex Rivierberge mountains in the background.

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).
 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).
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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).
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Fancy dress group of children at Simon's Town [i.e. Simonstad], 1884-05

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/17
Scope and Contents

200 x 132 mm. Showing a group of boys and girls in fancy dress posed against a hedge, with a building in the background. With a few adults at the side of the group.

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).

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.