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Leeward Islands (island group)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 149 Collections and/or Records:

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Spring at Otto's, 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/27
Scope and Contents 212 x 160 mm. Showing newly excavated tanks created to store water from the spring at Otto's. By the end of 1912 Antigua had suffered from three successive years of drought which culminated in an almost total failure of supply in St. John's, although the situation was saved by heavy showers in October and November. Much work was done during 1912 to improve matters: the damming of Bendal's Stream, the clearing of springs, the digging of wells and the building of a dam across the Body Ponds...
Dates: 1912
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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St Bartholemew, French WI [i.e. Saint-Barthèlemy, Antilles françaises], 1879 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307G/37
Scope and Contents

200 x 153 mm. A view showing the town and harbour of Gustavia, the capital of the island of Saint-Barthèlemy with bungalows and other residences in the foreground and sailing ships moored in the bay. Saint-Barthèlemy lies north of Saint Kitts and is separated by a narrow channel from the island of Saint Martin.

Dates: 1879 - 1913
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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St. John's, Antigua, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J/11
Scope and Contents

229 x 291 mm (overall), 133 x 196 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph shows rooftops and a road looking towards the coast; ships, the sea, and land are visible in the background.

Dates: 1897
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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St. John's [i.e. Saint Johns] Antigua, 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/19
Scope and Contents

292 x 228 mm. A view from the hill behind the town looking out over St. John's towards the harbour. In the harbour at the right can be seen Rat Island, connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway and at this period housing a signal station and an asylum for people affected by leprosy. In the foreground of the photograph stands a lighthouse, with a water reservoir beyond and the twin towers of the Cathedral visible on the skyline.

Dates: 1912
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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St Kitts : Basseterre, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham GG/35
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contains slides covering most of the major islands of the group, both associated states and dependent territories. One relates to Marnham's official duties, the launch given to St Kitts in 1972.

Dates: 1972
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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St Kitts : Fairview, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham GG/30
Scope and Contents

[Gardens from hotel].

Dates: 1972
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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St Kitts : Fairview, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham GG/32
Scope and Contents

[Garden].

Dates: 1972
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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St Kitts : Fairview Garden, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham GG/34
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contains slides covering most of the major islands of the group, both associated states and dependent territories. One relates to Marnham's official duties, the launch given to St Kitts in 1972.

Dates: 1972
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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St Kitts : Fairview Hotel, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham GG/31
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contains slides covering most of the major islands of the group, both associated states and dependent territories. One relates to Marnham's official duties, the launch given to St Kitts in 1972.

Dates: 1972
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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St Kitts : Fairview : old sugar mill in background, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham GG/33
Scope and Contents

[View from grounds].

Dates: 1972
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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[Street decorations in St. John's Antigua, in honour of the visit of Princess Marie Louise], 1913-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/48
Scope and Contents

245 x 197 mm. A view looking along High Street, St. John's, with crowds lining the roadway and a large decorated arch of welcome in the foreground. Bell's description of the Princess' visit, and his assessment of her character, can be found in a letter in which he mentions the success of the decorations: 'The decorations etc were really extraordinarily good and the local photographer [Jose Anjo] has taken a lot of excellent pictures of them.' (Bell 1913, April 6).

Dates: 1913-03
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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[Street decorations in St. John's Antigua in honour of the visit of Princess Marie Louise], 1913-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/49
Scope and Contents

246 x 197 mm. A view from the landing stage looking along the High Street towards the arch of welcome with crowds lining the street and looking down from the verandah of the Public Library in the right foreground. In the middleground a mounted guard is stationed on either side of the street, while a carriage, presumably containing the princess' party drives towards the arch of welcome.

Dates: 1913-03
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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Sugar estate on Antigua, 1879 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307G/24
Scope and Contents

225 x 149 mm. A view showing a field of sugar cane with workers in the foreground and factory buildings and a windmill beyond. The title is taken from the pencilled caption on the back of the print.

Dates: 1879 - 1913
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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Synopsis of diaries, 1890-01-07 - 1899-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/1
Scope and Contents Notes from rough diaries Bell kept during his service in the Gold Coast between 1890-94 (initially as Supervisor of Customs), in the Bahamas as Receiver General and Treasurer, and then from 1899 as Acting Governor of the Leeward Islands and Administrator of Dominica. Before destroying these old diaries Bell extracted 'all that appeared to be of interest in regard to my experiences and the development of my character.' Prominent subjects include Bell’s official duties, colleagues, ideas for...
Dates: 1890-01-07 - 1899-12-31
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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Synopsis of diaries, 1899-08-01 - 1925-01-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/2
Scope and Contents

These notes cover Bell’s service as Administrator of Dominica and Acting Governor of the Leeward Islands (1899-1905), Commissioner (Governor) of Uganda (1906-1909), Governor of Northern Nigeria (1909-12), Governor of the Leeward Islands (1912-1916) and Governor of Mauritius (1916-24). Prominent subjects include Bell’s official duties, colleagues, travels, social life and personal affairs (circa 180 sheets).

Dates: 1899-08-01 - 1925-01-01
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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The Cathedral, 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/21
Scope and Contents

278 x 200 mm. A view from the road looking up towards the twin-towered west façade of the Cathedral of St. John's, Antigua. The building replaces the earlier church which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1843. The corner stone of the later building was laid in 1845 and the cathedral opened for worship in 1847 although not completed until the following year.

Dates: 1912
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 Circus, Basseterre, St Kitts, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011J/25
Scope and Contents

137 x 90 mm. Coloured postcard.

Dates: 1915
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 Leeward Islands, 1908 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/4/17
Scope and Contents

Probably the draft of an historical article or chapter in Davis's projected book.

Dates: 1908 - 1915
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 Leeward Islands, 1908 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/8/5
Scope and Contents

Probably the draft of an historical article or chapter in Davis's projected book.

Dates: 1908 - 1915
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 town of Basseterra, St Kitts [i.e. Basseterre, Saint Kitts], 1879 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307G/27
Scope and Contents

225 x 175 mm. A view looking eastwards across the bay towards the town of Basseterre with hills in the distance. The town was largely rebuilt after a fire in 1867.

Dates: 1879 - 1913
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 Windward side Saba, 1400 ft above sea level, 1879 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307G/39
Scope and Contents

186 x 224 mm. A view showing a settlement, with a steep mountain beyond, on the island of Saba in the Netherlands Antilles (Dutch West Indies) north-west of Saint Kitts. The peak seen here is the extinct volcano which is all that the island consists of.

Dates: 1879 - 1913
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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Town of St John's from the Sea [i.e. Saint Johns, Antigua], 1879 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307G/22
Scope and Contents

187 x 126 mm. A view looking towards the harbour and town of Saint Johns Antigua, with the cathedral visible in the distance. The title is taken from the pencilled caption on the back of the print.

Dates: 1879 - 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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Town of St John's [i.e. Saint Johns, Antigua], 1879 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307G/23
Scope and Contents

187 x 126 mm. A view looking over the town of Saint Johns with the cathedral on the skyline. The title is taken from the pencilled caption on the back of the print.

Dates: 1879 - 1913
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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[Welcoming Princess Marie Louise to Antigua], 1913-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/45
Scope and Contents

126 x 88 mm. Showing groups of European women seated beneath the decorated verandahs of the buildings lining the street leading to the landing stage. Part of the welcoming committee can be seen in the background.

Dates: 1913-03
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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