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Botswana (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 223 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Telegraph and Post Office, Palapye, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A/146
Scope and Contents

Showing a group of six Europeans gathered in front of the small corrugated-iron Telegraph and Post Office at Palapye with an enclosure of thatched huts in the background. The group of men, all unidentified, are probably in BSA Co. service.

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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The Bechuana Kafirs form themselves into reed bands and play similar to military bands, in a circle, 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/56
Scope and Contents

The women and children go round on the outside, clapping their hands and singing in tune with the music. The reeds are held perpendicular and some are six feet long. The natives attend to listen. South Central Africa, 1867. At the full moon more particularly they indulge in this music, a happy people.

Dates: 1867
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 British Bechuanaland ex. Co’s Wagons, etc, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A/17
Scope and Contents

Showing a group of pioneers in the foreground with grazing oxen and wagons beyond. A forerunner of the British South Africa Company, The Bechuanaland Exploration Company was registered in 1888 to develop the mining concession granted to the Northern Goldfields Exploration Syndicate by Chief Khama of the Bamangwato the previous year. Exact location unknown, probably photographed either at Mafeking in May 1890 or during the trek through Bechuanaland to Macloutsie.

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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The Council Chamber, Serowe, 1963-08

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549B/2
Scope and Contents

202 x 156 mm. Showing the small single storey council chamber at Serowe.

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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The Letlotse river near Shoshong: an ox-waggon is crossing the river , 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305R6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A printed book illustrated by photographic prints. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. The book resulted from a journey from Cape Town via Kimberley and the Transvaal to the Victoria Falls and back to Port Elizabeth.

Dates: 1880
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 mission church at Kanya. The Rev. Mr. Good, 1874, 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/59
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: 1874
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 old and the new at Mahalapye [i.e. Mahalatswe] Agricultural School, 1963-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549B/14
Scope and Contents

203 x 157 mm. Showing two horse-drawn ploughs at work beside one drawn by a tractor.

Dates: 1963-07
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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The Pioneer Officers, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A/2
Scope and Contents Modern copy. A group portrait of the 19 officers in front of a row of wagons, probably at Macloutsie in June 1890. Several of the figures are identified in pencil beneath the print. W.D. Gale in ‘One Man’s Vision: The Story of Rhodesia’ (London, 1935) reproduces this photograph and gives a complete list. Gale’s identifications are as follows: (back row, left to right) Lieut. Farrell, Lieut. Frank Mandy, Dr Tabateau, Dr Lichfield, Capt. Roach, Capt. Hoste, Lieut. Barrow, Lieut. A. Campbell,...
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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The Police Officers, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A/3
Scope and Contents Modern copy. A group portrait of the British South Africa Company Police Officers attached to the Pioneer Column photographed against a backdrop of foliage. This picture was probably taken at the Expedition base camp at Macloutsie in June 1890, where the police had laid out a camp in anticipation of the arrival of the Pioneer Column. The officers pictured here are identified both beneath the print and by Colonel Colin Harding in ‘Frontier Patrols’ (London, 1937) where the photograph is...
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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This sketch was taken in 1872 showing a large party of Bechuanaland natives going home to their Kraals after two month's hunt in the Kalahara Desert, with their pack oxen loaded with dry flesh of the game they have killed, 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/63
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: 1872
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 ant hills made by the small white ants of Africa at the Kafir Station, Gimanyane. Taken in 1868. Kafir girls carrying water and fagots to their huts, in Bechuanaland [historic title], 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/62
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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Three birds’ nests in which many have nests in separate holes as shown in the lower part of the nest under the thatch, at Cooe, Western Bechuanaland, 1869, 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 191/61
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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Train in Lobatsi Gorge, Rhodesia [Botswana], 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/152
Scope and Contents

202 x 111 mm. A head on view of a goods train on the line through the Lobatse Gorge (in Bechuanaland rather than Rhodesia).

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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Travelling wagon, 1904 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549A/41
Scope and Contents

65 x 41 mm. Showing Hodson’s scotchcart and another wagon

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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Tsessebe Dam, Tati Concessions, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/57
Scope and Contents

128 x 102 mm. A view from downriver looking back towards the dam and reservoir. The Tati Concessions, centred around Francistown, were originally part of Matabeleland. Gold was discovered in the area in the mid 1860s and a mineral concession, which passed through many hands, was obtained from Lobengula in 1869 and lasted up to independence.

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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Tsessebe Dam, Tati Concessions, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/58
Scope and Contents

128 x 102. Showing two men (one holding a fishing rod) and a dog on the bank of the Tsessebe Dam reservoir.

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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[Unidentified aerial view], 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham R/3
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contains Kodachromes originally arranged in two sequences, which have been listed by processing number: 1-37 (numbers 11, 19 and 31 mare missing).

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).
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Washaway near Taungs, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/55
Scope and Contents

99 x 122 mm. Showing a derailed locomotive and carriages, with subsided track in the foreground. Taungs lies on the Hartz River 80 miles north of Kimberley.

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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Washaway near Taungs, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/56
Scope and Contents

98 x 122 mm. Showing a section of collapsed track hanging over the side of an embankment, with groups of labourers at work repairing the line.

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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Wild ostrich shot near German border. One of my Hottentots [Khoekhoe], 1904 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549A/7
Scope and Contents

65 x 41 mm. Showing a servant, dressed in European clothes and holding a rifle, holding up the head and neck of the dead ostrich. Reproduced in Hodson facing p. 118 where the location is identified as Polanchow; the journey during which this hunting expedition took place is described in Chapter VII.

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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Women going to the pits for water, Serowe 1907, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/77C
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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Women grinding berries for food, 1904 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549A/13
Scope and Contents

65 x 41 mm. Showing a group of Bakalahadi women grinding a pile of berries laid in an animal skin with a large wooden pestle. Reproduced in Hodson facing p 90, where the location is identified as Ngoatie.

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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Young Gemsbok, 1904 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549A/42
Scope and Contents

65 x 41 mm. Showing a captured Gemsbok on a tether.

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).