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Botswana (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 223 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A crop of bullrush millet, a traditional crop, on the Mahalapye [i.e. Mahalatswe] Agricultural Experimental Station, which was established in 1947, 1960-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549B/15
Scope and Contents

204 x 156 mm. Showing an African examining a plant in a field of Bullrush millet. A more lengthy caption summarises the physical and human geography of the Bechuanaland Protectorate.

Dates: 1960-07
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 dug-out canoe near Maun, 1963-08

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549B/26
Scope and Contents

155 x 203 mm. Showing an African standing in a dugout on the riverbank or lakeshore near Maun, the capital of the Tswana in north west Botswana.

Dates: 1963-08
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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A morning ablution, 1904 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549A/39
Scope and Contents

65 x 41 mm. Showing Hodson washing beside his wagon in an unidentified camp.

Dates: 1904 - 1905
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 pack horse ready for the road, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/73
Scope and Contents

87 x 85 mm. Showing a saddled packhorse grazing.

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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A point, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/77
Scope and Contents

87 x 86 mm. Showing a pointer at work in the bush.

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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A police station in Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/77B
Scope and Contents

85 x 85 mm. Negative only.

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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A settler's hut on the Chartered Company's, Crocodile River, 1907, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/77E
Scope and Contents

85 x 85 mm. Negative only.

Dates: 1907
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 shoot on Kgorwe Flats, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/75
Scope and Contents

86 x 85 mm. Showing birds and small bucks hanging in camp, with five dogs standing in the foreground.

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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A sketch on a branch of the Notuane River, 1868, 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/64a
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: 1868
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

A sketch on branch of the Notuane, 1868, 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/64
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: 1868
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 store at Lehututu, 1904 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549A/33
Scope and Contents

65 x 41 mm. Showing two Europeans and an African standing in front of the small thatched trader’s store at Lehututu. Reproduced in Hodson facing p 32 where it is identified as Proctor’s Store (no further information).

Dates: 1904 - 1905
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 trader’s camp, skins and horns, 1904 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549A/5
Scope and Contents

65 x 41 mm. Showing a bearded European trader in his camp with Africans seated on the ground beside him and skins and horns hung up in the background. Reproduced in Hodson facing p. 115 where it is entitled ‘Mr Leroux and his trader’s camp’. Leroux accompanied Hodson on one of his treks and is referred to as a trader who has been in Bechuanaland ‘for many years’.

Dates: 1904 - 1905
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 Tsetse fly control point near Maun, 1963-08

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549B/28
Scope and Contents

202 x 156 mm. Showing a land-rover parked at a control point, with an official questioning two men beside the vehicle.

Dates: 1963-08
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).
 Item

A view from the train going through Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/77A
Scope and Contents

85 x 85 mm. Negative only.

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).
 Item

A view from the train passing through Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/77D
Scope and Contents

85 x 85 mm. Negative only.

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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A watering point at Serowe, 1960-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549B/4
Scope and Contents

203 x 155 mm. Showing villagers filling metal drums at a Serowe watering point with a bullock team pulling a large barrel of water in the background. The caption on the reverse reads 'Water is pumped from bore-holes - of which there are several in the village'. A more lengthy caption summarises the physical and human geography of the Bechuanaland Protectorate.

Dates: 1960-07
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 well needed wash! After a long trek, 1904 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549A/40
Scope and Contents

65 x 41 mm. Showing Hodson standing naked in a tray of water in an unidentified camp.

Dates: 1904 - 1905
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 worker at the Mahalapye [i.e. Mahalatswe] Agricultural Experimental Station, which was set up in 1947, 1960-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549B/13
Scope and Contents

156 x 198 mm. The caption on the reverse reads 'Maize, sorghum, millet, beans and cotton are grown. Maize is the favourite food in Bechuanaland, but sorghum is the crop best suited to the droughty climate. Shown here is a field of sorghum, with plants covered by envelopes to control pollination'. A more lengthy caption summarises the physical and human geography of the Bechuanaland Protectorate.

Dates: 1960-07
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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[Aerial view], 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham R/10
Scope and Contents

[Unidentified view].

Dates: 1965
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

African travel diary of A.R.H. Mann

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 116
Scope and Contents

A diary describing a journey from London via Egypt to the Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Belgian Congo, French Equatorial Africa, Cameroons and South Africa in four volumes, each of 50 pages.

Dates: 1935
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).
 Item

Akowanga River, 1904 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549A/26
Scope and Contents

65 x 41 mm. Showing a horse drinking from the Akowanga River.

Dates: 1904 - 1905
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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An African farm on the Bangwaketse Reserve, 1960-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549B/16
Scope and Contents 204 x 156 mm. Showing a cultivated field (? maize) with two African women standing in the foreground, and rounded hills in the distance. The caption on the reverse reads 'Before working with the Agricultural Department the farmer grew only sorghum, but now grows maize, millet, beans, sunflowers, sweet sorghum, pumpkins and water-melons.The tribal land system decrees that all land belongs to the tribe, but the Chief permits members to farm sections of it for an indefinite period. ...
Dates: 1960-07
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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An ant hill built round a tree and three chimney ant hills (white ants) near Kupong Springs in Western Bechuanaland, 1869, 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/60
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: 1869
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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An incident on the road, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A/36
Scope and Contents Showing an overturned wagon with boxes scattered across the road and a group of pioneers posing for the camera beside the wreckage. A common enough accident during the trek and probably caused by recalcitrant oxen on the uneven road, ‘Many of the oxen ... began to knock up. As it was most necessary to give them a rest, they had to be replaced with untrained slaughter oxen, and these gave us no end of trouble. Some declined to be inspanned at any price and were constantly breaking away and...
Dates: 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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An outspan on the road, Bechuanaland, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A/28
Scope and Contents

Showing wagons camped beside the road with grazing oxen at the left of the print. A photograph taken during the trek from Mafeking to the base camp at Macloutsie between May 18th and the middle of June 1890.

Dates: 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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