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Sierra Leone (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 508 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A country loom, Massaia, Warra Warra Limba Country, Protectorate of Sierra Leone, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446F/20
Scope and Contents 157 x 111 mm. Showing a Mendi man standing beside a large wooden loom, the framework construction serving as a frame to hold the cotton which is fed into the weaving apparatus in the foreground. Alldridge was much impressed by the quality of material manufactured in the Sierra Leone hinterland: 'The Gallinas in Lower Mendi undoubtedly take the first honours in artistic treatment of colours. The up-country people appear to know only blue and white, or black and white, and have no designs...
Dates: 1890 - 1899
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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A fetish dwarf, Upper Mendi, W.C. Africa, 1890-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446F/12
Scope and Contents 105 x 155 mm. Showing a dwarf holding a long sword: 'The male dwarf ... belonged to another big chief a considerable distance away [from Juru, where Alldridge had photographed a female dwarf in the retinue of the late chief Mendegra]. This dwarf was also regarded in the same light as the other [viz. 'treated with every mark of respect']. Although small, he is a strong healthy and well proportioned man. He is wearing a gree-gree (charm or fetish) round his neck and upon his right arm. ...
Dates: 1890-03
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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A forest of oil palms, 1000 yards inland from Sulima, Sherbro District, Sierra Leone. Photographed January 1898, 1898-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446F/17
Scope and Contents

154 x 110 mm. Showing a forest of oil palms near Sulima, with two policemen and a group of bearers on the path in the foreground.

Dates: 1898-01
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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A group of Bundu girls in the Vassa country, Upper Mendi, 1891-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446F/2
Scope and Contents 157 x 111 mm. A head and shoulders portrait (slightly blurred through movement) of four young Bundu girls their hair elaborately arranged: 'The foundation of the coiffure is most elaborate plaiting, upon which is built up this extraordinary structure; here again we have the bunches of Bundu medicine seeds already mentioned. The hairdressing of this country is ... Done up to present a full and broad front, extending from ear to ear, the high coiffure slanting back at a considerable angle. ...
Dates: 1891-02
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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A group of Tasso men - a secret society - Imperri - Sherbro, W.C. Africa, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446F/3
Scope and Contents 155 x 111 mm. Showing a group of four Tasso men of the Poro secret society. Their function and appearance are well described: 'Next in power to the chiefs in the great Poro institution come the heads of the Poro, called the Tassos. Each big chief of a town has his own Tasso man, who, upon very important occasions, attends with his chief.When I photographed the four Tassos ..., it was at the conclusion of a very great and unusual meeting, the installation of a chief, after several...
Dates: 1890 - 1899
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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A happy group enjoying a hearty repast, Sierra Leone, 1920 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Sierra Leone/13
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Monochrome postcards published by A. Lisk-Carew, Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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).
 Fonds

A memoir of life as a colonial officer in Sierra Leone, West Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 376
Scope and Contents

Memoir (228 pages) accompanied by notes and rough drafts (circa 100 pages). An index is filed with the collection.

Dates: 1961 - 1964
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).
 Series

A pictorial record of life in the Colonial Service in West Africa, 1953-1966, 2001

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 317/2a
Scope and Contents A collection of nearly 900 labelled photographs and maps compiled by J.M.A. Sly, relating to his years on Colonial Service Courses and in the Colonial Service in West Africa. The text lists events month by month. It is mostly concerned with southern Nigeria, but also covers tours to the Cameroons, Dahomey, Togoland, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. There are indexes of persons, places and events, animals and plants. There is an introduction by A.G.E. Sly explaining the background to...
Dates: 2001
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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A pictorial record of life in the Colonial Service in West Africa, 1953-1966, 2001-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 317/2b
Scope and Contents A collection of nearly 900 labelled photographs and maps compiled by J.M.A. Sly, relating to his years on Colonial Service Courses and in the Colonial Service in West Africa. The text lists events month by month. It is mostly concerned with southern Nigeria, but also covers tours to the Cameroons, Dahomey, Togoland, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. There are indexes of persons, places and events, animals and plants. There is an introduction by A.G.E. Sly explaining the background to...
Dates: 2001-03
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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A princess of Dama Country, Upper Mendi, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446F/18
Scope and Contents

111 x 156 mm. A full length portrait of a Mendi girl, dressed in a skirt of patterned cloth and wearing bracelets and a necklace.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
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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A roadside fountain in the country. Where travellers quench their thirst, 1905 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Sierra Leone II/22
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Postcards showing views in Sierra Leone, particularly in Free Town. The majority are by the Lisk-Carew Brothers, number 14 is by the Sierra Leone Government, Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd, and number 15 is by Ceylon Pictorials. Numbers 20 and 30 give no indication as to the photographer.

Dates: 1905 - 1953
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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[African woman], 1870 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011III/84
Scope and Contents

64 x 90 mm.

Dates: 1870 - 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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[African woman sitting on a step outside a wooden door], 1895 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446L/10
Scope and Contents

170 x 225 mm.

Dates: 1895 - 1911
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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[Africans in village], 1895 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446L/22
Scope and Contents

210 x 150 mm. Half a dozen woman and boys by a group of huts.

Dates: 1895 - 1911
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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[Africans pounding grain], 1895 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446L/23
Scope and Contents

155 x 205 mm. Three women standing by mortars with an African in a straw hat behind, and a hut in the background.

Dates: 1895 - 1911
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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Agricultural students at Njala Training College, Sierra Leone, at work on the experimental farm with Mr. G.C. Tayler, the Agricultural Assistant Officer, 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/119
Scope and Contents From the Series: A series of British Official photographs (Crown Copyright Reserved). Numbers 117-127 all have the following typewritten caption on the reverse:'Young Sierra Leoneans train for battle against ignorance. The Njala Training College.A college where young Sierra Leoneans can learn to become agricultural instructors, primary teachers, and forest rangers is run by the Sierra Leone Government at Njala, a day's journey from Freetown, the capital. On successful completion of their...
Dates: 1950 - 1959
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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Albert Academy, Freetown, 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Sierra Leone/32
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Postcards showing views in Sierra Leone. Numbers 25-31 are tinted, 32-34 are sepia. Numbers 25-28 appear to be by the same publisher, 29-32 by another and 33-34 possibly by a third.

Dates: 1908
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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Alluvial diamond mining, 1950 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/11/12/2
Scope and Contents

79 x 81 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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Annie Walsh Memorial School, Freetown, 1962

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

180 x 120 mm. glossy print.

Dates: 1962
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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Another view of Port Loko team unloading Land Rover, 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/11/2/7
Scope and Contents

102 x 100 mm. glossy print with 154 x 108 mm. copy and 56 mm. negative.

Dates: 1962
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).
 Series

Appendix, 1946 - 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011WW 3/4
Scope and Contents

A series of glass slides and transparencies of various universities, chiefly in Africa.

Dates: 1946 - 1986
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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Archbishop Horstead greeting Sierra Leone’s Prime Minister, Sir Milton Margai, at St. George's Cathedral, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/11/5/14
Scope and Contents

88 x 133 mm. glossy print.

Dates: 1961
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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Archbishop of West Africa preceded by Rev. H.J.R. Tilbury, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/11/5/13
Scope and Contents

88 x 132 mm. glossy print.

Dates: 1961
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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Archbishop Patterson with Bishop Scott leading procession outside the Cathedral, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/11/3/14
Scope and Contents

114 x 150 mm. glossy print.

Dates: 1961
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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Archbishop Patterson with Bishop Scott outside the Cathedral, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/11/3/11
Scope and Contents

112 x 150 mm. glossy print.

Dates: 1961
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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