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British West Indies (general region)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

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 Sub-Series

British West Indies souvenir folder, 1910 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC West Indies/227-244
Scope and Contents

Coloured postcards, published by Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd, Ottawa. Subjects include: Carlisle Bay, the Windsor Hotel, the Nelson Monument, the Yacht Club, Yacht racing, a sugar factory, The Lion at Gun Hill, and 'Mawbee' the drink of the natives.

Dates: 1910 - 1945
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

Castries, St. Lucia and British West Indies souvenir folder, 1910 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC West Indies/246-263
Scope and Contents

Postcards published by Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd, Ottawa. Subjects include: Port Castries, Government buildings, Columbus Square, Holy Trinity Church, military barracks, Vieux Fort, Coaling at St. Lucia, Pigeon Island (ruins of fort used by Admiral Rodney in the year 1796), and Victoria Park.

Dates: 1910 - 1945
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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Government House, Grenada, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J/9
Scope and Contents

291 x 221 mm (overall), 140 x 101 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph shows the Government House framed by trees, with a roadway leading up to the house where a uniformed guard is stationed.

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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Government House, Tobago, BWI, 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3076A/1
Scope and Contents

77 x 49 mm. Showing the side of Government House from the lawn.

Dates: 1906
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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Grand Etang, Grenada, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J/7
Scope and Contents

229 x 291 mm (overall), 127 x 203 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph is taken from an elevated location and shows Grand Etang Lake in Grenada, surrounded by lush foliage.

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).
 File

Leeward Islands, 1971 - 1972

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

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: 1971 - 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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Linstead, Jamaica, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J/3
Scope and Contents

229 x 291 mm (overall), 101 x 139 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph shows a very busy street market at what is identified by a sign within the image (partially cropped at left edge) as the Linstead Bazaar.

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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Market shed, Scarborough, Tobago, BWI, 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3076A/3
Scope and Contents

Showing a roofed market shed at Scarborough.

Dates: 1906
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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Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J/2
Scope and Contents

229 x 291 mm (overall), 101 x 139 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph is taken from an elevated location and shows treetops and rooftops at the coast. Open water, a ship 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).
 File

Photographs of Barbados, circa 1905, 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3072A
Scope and Contents

Contains loose prints measuring approximately 200 x 150 mm, with pencilled captions on the backs.

Dates: 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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Photographs of Dominica, circa 1910, 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30745A
Scope and Contents

Contains loose prints showing views in Dominica. The original prints are accompanied by six half-tone reproductions from a printed book, measuring 138 x 83 mm, showing the following scenes: 1. View in Botanic Station; 2. A settler's home in the forest; 3. Roseau from the sea; 4. Market Street, Roseau; 5. Natives hand-pressing lime; 6. Breaking cocao pods.

Dates: 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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Photographs of Grenada, circa 1890, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30771B
Scope and Contents

Contains loose photographs measuring approximately 210 x 155 mm and with pencilled captions on the backs of the photographs. Photographs show two views in St George's and four scenes in a cocao plantation.

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).
 Fonds

Photographs of Jamaica, circa 1900-1911, 1900 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073B
Scope and Contents

Contains loose, miscellaneous prints of various sizes photographed by A. Duperly and Son, Young Brothers, S.C. Scott and Dr Sinclair. Most of the photographs have pencilled captions on the back; those prints for which captions were composed are enclosed in square brackets.

Dates: 1900 - 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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Photographs of St. Kitts, circa 1900, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30742A
Scope and Contents

Contains loose photographs by José Anjo with pencilled captions and photographer's stamp on the reverse of the prints. The pictures show buildings and a public garden in St. Kitts and Nevis (the two islands were formed into a union in 1882, although the idea had been mooted as early as 1723). The fourth image is a duplicate of No. 3.

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).
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Photographs of St. Vincent, circa 1900-1910, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30773B
Scope and Contents

Contains loose photographs of various sizes. One is signed on reverse 'Cyril T. [?] Adams, Chateaubelair, St. Vincent'; other photographers unknown.

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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Photographs of Trinidad, 1911-1912, 1911 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3075C
Scope and Contents

Contains loose photographs measuring approximately 100 x 75 mm with handwritten captions on reverse of the prints.

Dates: 1911 - 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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Pitch Lake, Trinidad, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J/6
Scope and Contents

229 x 291 mm (overall); 120 x 192 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph shows at least four people loading horse-drawn wagons.

Pitch Lake is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world located in La Brea, southwest Trinidad, within the Siparia Regional Corporation.

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. George's, Grenada, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J/8
Scope and Contents

229 x 291 mm (overall), 139 x 203 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph is taken from an elevated location overlooking the coastal town. The view shows several church-tops, Fort George, ships and distant land mass.

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, 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).
 Sub-Series

St. Vincent, 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC West Indies/156-162
Scope and Contents

Monochrome postcards of St. Vincent, published by Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd. for the West Indian and Atlantic Group Committee. Subjects include: harvesting arrowfoot, St. George's Cathedral, a fish market, Carnegie Library and business houses in Kingston.

Dates: 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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The Camp, Newcastle, Jamaica, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J/4
Scope and Contents

229 x 291 mm (overall), 140 x 203 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph is taken from an elevated location and shows a densely populated area, believed to be 'The Camp' indicated in the caption, among distant mountaintops. There are negligible details present in the sky. For another photograph of the same scene see Y307J/5.

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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The Camp, Newcastle, Jamaica, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J/5
Scope and Contents

229 x 291 mm (overall), 140 x 203 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph is taken from an elevated location and shows a densely populated area, believed to be 'The Camp' indicated in the caption, among distant mountaintops. See Y307J/4 for another image of the same scene.. This print exhibits higher contrast, and has clouds which have been added in to create a more complete scene.

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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The Cathedral, St. John's, Antigua, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J/12
Scope and Contents

229 x 291 mm (overall), 102 x 130 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph was taken from a slightly lower vantage point and shows St. John's Cathedral from overlooking other buildings.

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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The Pitons, St. Lucia, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J/10
Scope and Contents

229 x 291 mm (overall), 101 x 140 mm (image). Halftone print. Print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph shows the Pitons across the sea, with what appears to be a small rowboat in the mid-ground. Assumed to be by W.M.H. Ward & Co.

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).
 Sub-Fonds

West Indies 1958, 1956 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham A
Scope and Contents Slides numbered from 1-65 by John Ewart Marnham (numbers 14, 42 and 43 are missing). There are also 5 slides of Tobago and one of Jamaica not numbered by him, but clearly identifiable by the processing number and probably omitted on account of inferior quality or repetitive subject. They are inserted at appropriate points. Eleven slides (numbers 23-28), 29-31, 33-35) are in Kodak Readymount frames without processing numbers and since several show John Ewart Marnham and Susan Marnham it is...
Dates: 1956 - 1958
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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