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Samoa (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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Cruise of the Yacht St George, 1880s-92

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011P
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose modern prints measuring approximately 245 x 180 mm. This prints were copied from an album containing 53 prints compiled during the voyage. Included with the prints are xeroxes of the original explanatory captions. The R.Y.S. 'St George' was owned by Ernest James Wythes (1868-1949); the compiler and/or photographer has not been identified.

Dates: 1979
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).
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J.S. Smithson collection on Samoa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309993C(LS)
Scope and Contents A collection of glass lantern slides, 82 x 82 mm, mostly of Samoa, taken by John Snowden Smithson. Smithson visited Samoa on holiday and presumably the remaining slides (5 of them unidentified, 13 of Yosemite National Park and 10 of Ceylon), together with a map, date from the same period. None of the slides are captioned, but the first 91 slides have numbers on their left hand corners, running from 20/10 to 30/9, with a few gaps, and presumably represent the sequence in which the...
Dates: 1903
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).
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Lantern slides of Samoa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309993A(LS)
Scope and Contents A collection of 60 lantern slides, which Wilfred Powell had made from photographs in Y309993A with the addition of 11 slides for which there are no photographic prints: Y30993A(LS)/1, 11, 21, 30, 32, 34, 37-38, 44, 46 and 55. The lantern slides have a separate numbering sequence, although each catalogue entry records the number of the corresponding photographic print. The photographers:Y30993A and Powell’s other photograph collection reflecting his time in Samoa, Y309B,...
Dates: 1889 - 1900
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).
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Modern Commonwealth photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/MC
Scope and Contents This broad heading has been used to cover a substantial collection of loose prints, dating chiefly from the period 1960-1982, but including a few of earlier date. The majority come from the files of the RCS journal known successfully as ‘United Empire,’ ‘Commonwealth Journal,’ and ‘Commonwealth,’ in which some were published, but there are also items obtained for inclusion in the exhibition ‘Commonwealth in Focus’ in 1982 and these are indicated by CIF and the catalogue number in the...
Dates: 1936 - 1980
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).
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New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089D
Scope and Contents An album containing mounted prints, most measuring approximately 200 x 140 mm, depicting the landscape and people of New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa. All the prints except for ten are signed and captioned by Burton Brothers. The ten unsigned photographs, mainly of Maori warriors, are the work of American Photo Company, Auckland (Y3089/53-54) and Pulman Studio, Auckland (Y3089D/58-65). The album breaks down into geographical locations thus:65 prints of New Zealand10 prints of...
Dates: 1884 - 1885
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).
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Photographs of [England], Samoa and Hawaii from the Powell Collections

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309B
Scope and Contents An album containing mounted photographs of various sizes, generally uncaptioned. Inside the front cover of the album is written: 'Taken by Wilfred Powell, Deputy Commissioner for the Western Pacific of Samoa,' but the photographs were probably also taken by members of his family - and by the commercial photographer J. Davis of Apia, who died in 1903. Davis’s shop appears in Y309B/50. Little information is given with regard to locations and events, and many of the captions composed must be...
Dates: 1885 - 1890
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).
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Photographs of New Zealand, Montenegro, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Norway, Samoa and Fiji

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089FF
Scope and Contents The compiler and provenance of this photograph album are unknown. It captures a diverse range of subjects and places. Captions have been reproduced as they appear in the album. The majority of photographs relate to New Zealand and most are the work of Arthur James Isles (1870-1943), probably the son of the Oamaru photographer James Isles. Arthur Isles established a studio at Thames in the early 1890s and later settled in Rotorua. He exhibited at the Christchurch International Exhibition of...
Dates: 1890 - 1920
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).
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Photographs of Samoa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309993A
Scope and Contents A collection of 54 photographs, in two sizes measuring approximately 200 x 135 mm and 240 x 180 mm, most briefly captioned on the reverse. These captions have been reproduced. The photographs fall under five main headings:1-23 Samoan people, crafts, scenery and life24-26 The hurricane of 188927-41 Scenes and people connected with the Samoan Civil War of 189942-45 Robert Louis Stevenson and friends46-53 Scenes in Pago Pago (Tutuila Island, American Samoa)54 ...
Dates: 1899 - 1900
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).
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Samoa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309993D
Scope and Contents

Collection of sepia photographs of Samoan people.

Dates: 1890
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).
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Tour of the South Seas

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309C
Scope and Contents An album containing mounted photographs of various sizes showing scenes in Australia, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. The collection of amateur photographs is by members of the tour and professional work mainly by Burton Bros. of Dunedin (but see a note on the photography below). The most interesting and historically important photographs are those showing scenes from, and participants in, the Samoan Civil War of 1899. There is also a good portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson, and pictures of...
Dates: 1899
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).
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Vailima from the air

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309993B
Scope and Contents

156 x 110 mm. Photographer unknown. An aerial view of the former home of Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa.

Dates: 1955
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).