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Palestine (historic region)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Albums by Francis Frith

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A-C
Scope and Contents This collection consists of printed published volumes illustrated with albumen prints tipped on to the leaves with detailed text accompanying each photograph.The landscape and monumental remains of Egypt and the Middle East had exercised a profound fascination upon the European imagination for centuries, but it was only in the 19th century - and particularly after the impetus of Napolean's Egyptian campaign of 1798 - that visitors arrived in any great numbers. Scholars, adventurers...
Dates: 1857 - 1860
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).
 File

Egypt and Palestine - Frith - Volume I, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A
Scope and Contents

An album of photographs of scenes within Egypt and Palestine.

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).
 Item

Gaza (the Old Town), 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/10
Scope and Contents

224 x 158 mm. A view looking over small fields and gardens towards the dilapidated buildings of the Old Town, with the mosque and its tower at the right of the print.

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).
 Item

Hebron with the mosque covering the Cave of Macpelah, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/9
Scope and Contents

255 x 158 mm. A view looking over the town from a slope at its northern end with the mosque prominent among the small square houses at the left of the print. The area around the mosque is the business centre and bazaar of Hebron.

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).
 Item

Nablous, the ancient Shechem, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A/13
Scope and Contents

220 x 157 mm. A view looking over the rooftops of Nablous, a town of white houses surrounded by tree-covered hills. According to Frith: 'Sichem ... Is to this day a pleasing proof of the good taste and sound judgement of those venerable patriarchs [Abraham and Jacob] in matters residential and agricultural.'

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).
 Item

Nablous, the ancient Shechem, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/27
Scope and Contents

216 x 165 mm. A view looking over the rooftops of Nablous, a town of white houses surrounded by tree-covered hills.

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).
 Item

Samson's Gate, Gaza, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/11
Scope and Contents

224 x 159 mm. A view on the outskirts of Gaza showing in the foreground the bases of the gates supposedly carried off by Samson.

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).
 File

Sinai and Palestine - Frith, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C
Scope and Contents

An album of photographs of scenes within Sinai and Palestine.

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).
 Item

View at Hebron, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A/18
Scope and Contents

216 x 145 mm. A view looking over rocky ground (the ruined foundations of a former settlement) towards the western or Jewish quarter of the town, a closely-packed mass of low square buildings surrounded by hills.

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).
 Item

View Hebron, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/8
Scope and Contents

214 x 143 mm. A view looking over rocky ground (the ruined foundations of a former settlement) towards the western or Jewish quarter of the town, a closely-packed mass of low square buildings surrounded by hills.

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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