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Egypt (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 725 Collections and/or Records:

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[The liner ‘Prinz Ludwig’], 1905 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3041B/53
Scope and Contents 133 x 82 mm. A view showing the liner ‘Prinz Ludwig’ at her moorings at Port Said. Photographer unknown, probably Henry Williamson.
Dates: 1905 - 1906
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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The mail in sight, Port Said, 1900-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 158/7
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: 66 watercolours, 150 x 200 mm in size. Original captions have been recorded as found. Notes provided by H.B. Thomas have been incorporated into the description.
Dates: 1900-01-31
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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The Nile and part of Cairo seen from the Hilton Hotel, 1950 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/8/2
Scope and Contents 247 x 192 mm. glossy print.
Dates: 1950 - 1969
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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The Nile of Assiut [i.e. Asyut], 24.2.20, 1920-02-24

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/1/278
Scope and Contents 110 x 65 mm. An aerial view of the Nile at Asyut.
Dates: 1920-02-24
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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The Pyramid, Mar 1920, 1920-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/1/385
Scope and Contents 85 x 60 mm. Showing Tymms and another man stood near the top of a pyramid.
Dates: 1920-03
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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[The Pyramids]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 7/142
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints approximately 50 x 80 mm to 290 x 249 mm. Captions are handwritten by the Prince of Wales. This records the rest of visit to India of the Prince of Wales (later King George V) and Princess Mary. Subjects include: visits to Aden, Cairo, and Corfu on the return journey to the U.K., with arrival in London on May 8, 1906. Appended are photographs taken during the visit by the Prince and Princess of Wales to Madrid for the wedding of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Ena (May 31,...
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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[The Pyramids of Giza], 1927 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/5/1
Scope and Contents 210 x 150 mm. Aerial view.
Dates: 1927 - 1928
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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[The Pyramids of Giza], 1927 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/5/31
Scope and Contents 230 x 170 mm. Aerial view.
Dates: 1927 - 1928
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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The Queen Mary photograph collection on India

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM
Scope and Contents This collection forms part of the Queen Mary Collection on India. There are 29 albums. The collection falls into several groups:1: Visit of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) to India in 1875-1876.; 2 and 3 Malta and Ceylon on the Royal Tour 1901.; 4-19 and 29; Visit to India in 1905-1906. The main record is in albums 6 and 7 where there are 688 photographs with some captions written by the Prince of Wales. This includes scenes of the tour itself and also a large...
Dates: 1875 - 1916
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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The return East and Cochin, Sept 7 - December 1928, 1928-09-07 - 1928-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022PPP
Scope and Contents An album with the following annotation by McKay: 'Containing my photographic record of my return to the East and a miscellany of snaps of my new station - Cochin. September 7th to December 1928'.
Dates: 1928-09-07 - 1928-12
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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[The Sphinx]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 7/192
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints approximately 50 x 80 mm to 290 x 249 mm. Captions are handwritten by the Prince of Wales. This records the rest of visit to India of the Prince of Wales (later King George V) and Princess Mary. Subjects include: visits to Aden, Cairo, and Corfu on the return journey to the U.K., with arrival in London on May 8, 1906. Appended are photographs taken during the visit by the Prince and Princess of Wales to Madrid for the wedding of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Ena (May 31,...
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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The Sphynx and Great Pyramid, Gezeh [i.e. Giza], 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A/2
Scope and Contents 229 x 157 mm. A composition showing a profile of the Sphinx's head in the foreground with the pyramid beyond, and figures at the foot of the Spinx. According to Frith: 'The profile, as given in my view, is truly hideous'. This viewpoint occurs again and again in photographs of Gizeh pyramids, but it is interesting in that, when compared with a modern photograph of the same scene, it shows the degree of excavation that has been carried out in the area of the Sphinx.
Dates: 1857
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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The statue of Memnon, Plain of Thebes, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A/29
Scope and Contents 232 x 155 mm. A view showing the two vast seated statues of Amenophis III which were erected in front of the mortuary temple, now disappeared. In the foreground are two Europeans and an Egyptian. The central figure (leaning on a rifle) is identified in 'Creative Camera' (December 1979) in a similar, though not identical view, as being Frith himself.
Dates: 1857
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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The statues of Memnon, plain of Thebes, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/33
Scope and Contents 150 x 224 mm. A view showing a close up of the statues in a vertical formal. There is an European holding a rifle, and a camel, standing in the foreground.
Dates: 1857
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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The summit of Gebel Moosa, Sinai, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/7
Scope and Contents 219 x 156 mm. A view looking towards the summit of Gebel Moosa from a plateau on lower ground. Frith comments: 'The view is taken from the high irregular plateau from which rises the loftiest summit ... The perpendicular forms of the granite of the rounded height, utterly bared by the storms, rise grandly from the base, covered, like the lower region in the foreground, with washed-down fragments. Immediately before us is a deserted tract, among the loose stones of which grow prickly...
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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The temple palace, Medinet Haboo [Habu], 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/35
Scope and Contents 233 x 156 mm. A view showing the ruins of the Palace of Rameses II at Medinet Haboo with an Arab and his horse standing in the courtyard in the foreground.
Dates: 1857
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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The Wadee El-Mukattab, Sinai, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/5
Scope and Contents 227 x 161 mm. Frith comments:'This view represents a charismatic portion of the Wadee El-Mukattab. To the left is seen the entrance of one of the natural caves in which the district abounds, the supposed dwellings of the ancient Horim. The sharp forms of the rock, the deep shade within, and the graduations of the lighter surface, with its strange Sinaitic inscriptions, are beautifullu rendered. Before the rock a group of thorny desert-shrubs grow from the sand ... In the distance is the...
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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The Waterfront, Alexandria [Al-Iskandarīyah], 1950 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/8/6
Scope and Contents 245 x 200 mm. glossy print.
Dates: 1950 - 1969
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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The wounded arriving in Cairo, 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3042C/230
Scope and Contents 159 x 146 mm. A view showing wounded soldiers in a covered cart in Cairo.
Dates: 1898
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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[Three women sat at table], 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/5/135
Scope and Contents 70 x 45 mm. Showing three women sat outside drinking from glasses. Behind them, and beyond the vegetation, the slope of a pyramid is visible.
Dates: 1927
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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Threshing wheat on an Egyptian farm, 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3041C/2
Scope and Contents 241 x 192 mm. A view showing two Egyptians threshing a pile of wheat with ox-drawn wooden machinery. The Great Pyramid stands in the background.
Dates: 1921
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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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).
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Tourists at the Pyramids of Giza, 1870 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3042B/7
Scope and Contents 210 x 283 mm. Showing a group of European tourists posed on the lower levels of a pyramid with their Egyptian guides.
Dates: 1870 - 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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Transcript of interview: Christopher Long, 2018

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 195
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.
Dates: 2018
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.
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Travels in Europe, 1874-07-11 - 1875-01-23

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 21/2
Scope and Contents The diary describes Laing's journey through Great Britain (chiefly Scotland), July-September 1874 (pp. 1-32); France, Switzerland and Italy, September-December (pp. 33-144); Greece and Asia Minor, December (pp. 144-186); Egypt, December 1874-January 1875 (pp. 188-216); the Suez Canal and Palestine, January (pp. 218-270); and Egypt, 17-25 January; ending at Keneh with the note 'Continued in Vol. II' (pp. 272-286). The journey was apparently made in the company of an American, T.E. Screven...
Dates: 1874-07-11 - 1875-01-23
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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