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Bulawayo (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

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 Item

A rough, but accurate sketch of Lo Bengulu reviewing his Impis at the great Military dance at Gubuluwayo in January 1878, 1878-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/31
Scope and Contents

His sister Nina is on his left hand and to her left is the great Medicine Doctor. In the centre are some of his young daughters. Taken at the time, at the entrance of Lo Ben’s private residence, with the white people looking on.

Dates: 1878-01
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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Abercorn Street, Bulawayo, 1959 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052H/6
Scope and Contents

A view looking across the street towards the office of the Central African Building Society.

Dates: 1959 - 1967
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

Abercorn Street, Bulawayo , 1954 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052G/10
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Collection of loose prints, most mounted on card and measuring approximately 205 x 150 mm with typewritten captions pasted to the mounts. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Prints 3 and 7 are by Ronald D.K. Hadden and British Overseas Airways Corporation (B.O.A.C.) respectively.

Dates: 1954 - 1967
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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Abercorn Street, Bulawayo, 1954 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052G/11
Scope and Contents

Duplicate of Y3052G/10.

Dates: 1954 - 1967
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 Life' by students of Mzilikasi Art Centre, Bulawayo, 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/53/5
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

An undated series of postcards depicting artwork and scenes from Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, India and Malaysia. The postcards are undated but probably originate from the 1970s or 1980s.

Dates: 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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'African Life' by students of Mzilikasi Art Centre, Bulawayo, 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/53/6
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

An undated series of postcards depicting artwork and scenes from Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, India and Malaysia. The postcards are undated but probably originate from the 1970s or 1980s.

Dates: 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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Australian troops firing a feu de joie on the Market Square Bulawayo , 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052C/17
Scope and Contents

Showing spectators in ponytraps watching as a company of Australian troops bound for the South African War ( see Y3086Q) fire their rifles into the air. The domed building in the background is the Market premises.

Dates: 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).
 Sub-Series

Bulawayo, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 348/4/9
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Material relating to Sugg's career in Northern Rhodesia, with some later papers.

Dates: 1956
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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Bulawayo, Main Street, Rhodesia [Zimbabwe], 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/138
Scope and Contents

203 x 152 mm. A view looking south along Main Street from its junction with Selborne Avenue, with the Matabele Rebellion Memorial in the centre of the street in the foreground and the Rhodes Statue beyond.

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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Bulawayo picnic, 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/9/71
Scope and Contents

75 x 52 mm. A group of people in the Matopos Hills.

Dates: 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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Bulawayo, Rhodes Statue, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/155
Scope and Contents

90 x 115 mm. Showing the Cecil Rhodes statue in Main Street, Bulawayo, with the Grand Hotel in the background.

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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Bulawayo, the Grand Hotel, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/154
Scope and Contents

197 x 139 mm. A view from Main Street looking towards the three storeyed verandahed building of the Grand Hotel.

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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'Going to Church' by students of Mzilikasi Art Centre, Bulawayo, 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/53/7
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

An undated series of postcards depicting artwork and scenes from Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, India and Malaysia. The postcards are undated but probably originate from the 1970s or 1980s.

Dates: 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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Granite rocks in Matopo Hills, Matabeleland, going to Buluwayo, 1878, 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/32
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Water colours and pen and ink sketches documenting Anderson's travels in southern Africa, accompanied by his original captions and explanatory notes. Numbers 2-3, 7, 11 and 15 were missing when the collection came to Cambridge. Their captions and explanatory notes are included for research purposes.

Dates: 1878
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

Letters from Agnes Loxton in Zimbabwe

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 230
Scope and Contents

Letters written by Agnes Loxton to her cousin Michael Warren in England, 1970-1987, giving an insight into the political situation for whites in Bulawayo. There is also an abstract of the letters prepared by Professor Michael Warren, biographical details about Agnes Loxton and her family and three newspaper cuttings on Zimbabwe of 15-21 November 2001. The papers are accompanied by two letters from Professor Warren to the R.C.S., 31 December 2001 and 12 October 2002.

Dates: 1970 - 2001
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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Lo Bengulu’s Military Station, Buluwayo, 1877, 1877

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/30
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Water colours and pen and ink sketches documenting Anderson's travels in southern Africa, accompanied by his original captions and explanatory notes. Numbers 2-3, 7, 11 and 15 were missing when the collection came to Cambridge. Their captions and explanatory notes are included for research purposes.

Dates: 1877
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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Monument to Matabele heroes at Bulawayo, 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS 35/25
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

82 x 82 mm. glass slides with brief, largely undated captions.

Dates: 1920
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

News Cuttings, 1950 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/2/1
Scope and Contents

Items include news cuttings recording the marriage of Sir Harold and Lady Smedley (1950); their period in Rhodesia (1951-53) and posting to India (March 1957-58); photographs of Smedley with Sir Roy Price (1950), Lord Swinton (1953) and Alec Douglas-Home (1956); postcards and travel literature (1950); Smedley’s MBE certificate (1953); news cuttings of the Queen Mother’s visit to Bulawayo (1953); and several cards and letters including a Christmas card from Alec Douglas-Home (1955).

Dates: 1950 - 1955
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).
 Sub-Fonds

Page from the 'Bulawayo Chronicle', 1896-12-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/92
Scope and Contents

A page of news, editorials and sport, with adverts on the reverse.

Dates: 1896-12-12
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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[Plane at Bulawayo], 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/9/48
Scope and Contents

75 x 54 mm. Five men standing in front of a plane, probably at Bulawayo.

Dates: 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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Rhodes Monument, Bulawayo, 1900 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCS/XII/24
Scope and Contents From the File:

Nothing is known of the provenance of this collection of lantern slides and glass plates. The images likely were created to illustrate lectures given at the RCS.

Dates: 1900 - 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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Rhodes' Statue, Bulawayo, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/84
Scope and Contents

73 x 51 mm. Showing the statue of Rhodes which stands in Main Street, Bulawayo.

Dates: 1910 - 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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[Swimming pool at Bulawayo], 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/9/49
Scope and Contents

75 x 54 mm. A man diving into a pool.

Dates: 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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[Swimming pool at Bulawayo], 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/9/50
Scope and Contents

75 x 53 mm.

Dates: 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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[Swimming pool at Bulawayo], 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/8/1/53
Scope and Contents

85 x 62 mm.

Dates: 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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