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Johannesburg (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Grahamstown Gold Mining Company, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/87
Scope and Contents

192 x 126 mm. Showing miners at work in the excavated trench of the Grahamstown Gold Mining Company at Johannesburg.

Dates: 1888
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

Johannesburg, Witwatersrand, Transvaal, 1886 - 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/82
Scope and Contents

192 x 125 mm. Showing the city of Johannesburg in its early stages, with single-storey buildings and tents on the Witwatersrand ridge. A photograph probably taken in 1886-7 during the first year of the city's life. Surface gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand in 1884 but it was not officially declared an open mining area until 1886.

Dates: 1886 - 1887
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

Morning market, Johannesburg, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/83
Scope and Contents

193 x 125 mm. Showing wagons and long spans of oxen in the open market square at Johannesburg.

Dates: 1888
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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