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Durban (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 108 Collections and/or Records:

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Durban. [Central West Street], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/38
Scope and Contents

189 x 141 mm. A view looking east along central West Street towards the Indian Ocean, with horse trams on the road, the premises of Cowey, Son and Co at the left and the Town Hall with its clocktower in the background. Erected in 1885, the building was converted into the general post office when the city hall was built in 1910.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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Durban Club, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1884-06

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/57
Scope and Contents

197 x 137 mm. A view from the street showing the verandahed façade of the Durban Club.

Dates: 1884-06
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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Durban Harbour. Puzzle, Find the Arundlel Castle, 1928-06-28

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/2/43
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Album of mostly 80 x 54 mm prints. There is a brief list describing items 1-98, which document the trip from Southampton to South Africa, travel in South Africa, and the visit to Southern Rhodesia. Many photos do not appear in the exact numerical order given in the listing. The rest of the images are uncaptioned, but their general locations have been identified by reference to the diary RCMS 353/1.

Dates: 1928-06-28
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

Durban [KwaZulu-Natal], 1920 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/45-59
Scope and Contents

Collection of loose monochrome postcards showing views in Durban, published by Sapsco Real Photo (45-51), A.R. (52-57) and unknown (58-59).

Dates: 1920 - 1929
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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Durban, Natal (from the Berea), 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/1
Scope and Contents

355 x 124 mm. Two prints joined. A panoramic view looking eastwards over Durban from the Berea, the residential area on a rise to the west of the city. In the foreground are cultivated fields with the town beyond and The Bluff and the Indian Ocean in the background. The enclosed Bay of Natal can be seen at the right. An army camp can be seen at the left to the north of the Umgeni River.

Dates: 1879 - 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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Durban, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1873 - 1877

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305A/3
Scope and Contents 195 x 134 mm. A view looking west along West Street with West Street Central in the foreground. On the street are several spans of oxen. Annotated to the side of the print, in pencil and in a different hand to the title, and possibly written by the original cataloguer, are the following captions: '75 G. Prince, Farrier Central W. St, H + R, drapers, P. Henwood, ironmongers, Brittania Hse. West Street, West'; 'Before 1879'; 'Central West Street looking West.' This photograph was probably...
Dates: 1873 - 1877
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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Durban scene. Ricksha and ricksha boy. Note peculiar headdress of ricksha boy, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305I/29
Scope and Contents

98 x 72 mm. Showing an European passenger and Zulu driver.

Dates: 1902
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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Durban - the Point, 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305B/41
Scope and Contents

A view of Durban's point, with wharves and shipping in the harbour. The print is initialled 'SA'.

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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Durban, View from Town Hall, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/37
Scope and Contents

188 x 141 mm. A view from the town hall looking south-east over the town towards the Bay of Natal and The Bluff. 'View from Town Hall' is also printed on the photograph itself.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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'Eastern Star' ashore on Back Beach, Durban, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/3
Scope and Contents

196 x 135 mm. Showing the sailing ship 'Eastern Star' beached on Back (South) Beach, with spectators on the sands watching the efforts of a group of labourers to moor the ship securely. In the background are the North Pier, the harbour entrance and the Bluff. The ship was probably wrecked during the same storm which beached the 'Surprise' in 1880.

Dates: 1879 - 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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Embarkation of the Prince Imperial's Body at the Point, Port Natal [i.e. Durban], 1879-06-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/12
Scope and Contents

203 x 137 mm. Showing the military escort and crowds of spectators on the waterfront at Durban on 11 June 1879 to watch the embarkation of the body of Prince Napoleon aboard the tug 'Adonis' (only the funnel of which is here visible) for transportation out to H.M.S. 'Boadicea' lying beyond the bar.

Dates: 1879-06-11
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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Embarkation of the Prince Imperial's body at the Point, Port Natal [i.e. Durban], 1879-06-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/14
Scope and Contents

152 x 101 mm. Showing the military escort and crowds of spectators on the waterfront, at Durban on 11 June 1879 to watch the embarkation of the body of Prince Napoleon aboard the tug 'Adonis' for transportation out to H.M.S. 'Boadicea' lying beyond the bar. The photographers signature 'Kisch' is stamped on the reverse, but shows through the print.

Dates: 1879-06-11
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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[Equestrian statue of Dick King, Durban], 1901 - 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305Q/30
Scope and Contents

70 x 80 mm. Half tone illustration cut from The Times. Richard Philip (Dick) King, (1813-1871) was a pioneer in Natal who acquired the sobriquet 'Saviour of Natal' in 1842 when he rode to Grahamstown to obtain help for the garrison under Captain Smith, besieged by the Boers near Congella. Annotated in the top left hand corner: 'Times April 17 sent by HFW'.

Dates: 1901 - 1902
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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Esplanade, Durban, 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC South Africa/36
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Collection of monochrome postcards (one card missing from original set of twelve).

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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Fairlegh, Berea, July 1879, 1879-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/7
Scope and Contents

190 x 135 mm. A view from the garden showing a family group posed on the verandah of a corrugated iron roofed bungalow in The Berea, Durban's residential district. Seated in the deckchair is Charles Lewis Redwood. The woman seated near him is probably his wife, Olivia Elizabeth Redwood (née Lys). The two other men in the photograph are unidentified.

Dates: 1879-07
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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Fairleigh, Berea, July 1879, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/9
Scope and Contents

197 x 132 mm. Showing a family group with Zulu servants outside the bungalow 'Fairleigh'. At the centre of the group are Charles Redwood and his wife. The young man and the three children (two boys, possibly twins, and a girl) in the group are unidentified.

Dates: 1879 - 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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Floating dock, Durban, Natal [KwaZulu-Natal], 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/84
Scope and Contents

203 x 151 mm. Showing the steamer 'Umvolosi' in the floating dock at Durban.

Dates: 1925
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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Gardens and Court House, Durban, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/45
Scope and Contents

195 x 135 mm. A view looking across Smith Street towards the gardens and the Durban Court House (completed in 1866).

Dates: 1879 - 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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Graves of officers killed on Amajuba Hill and at Laing's Nek, Janry + Febry 1881, 1884-06

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/63
Scope and Contents 194 x 136 mm. Showing the graves of Sir George P. Colley, Col. Bonar Millett Deane, Surgeon Maj. H. Cornish, and Surgeon A.J. Landon in Mount Prospect Cemetary at the foot of Majuba Hill. The inscription on Colley's memorial reads: 'In memory of Sir George Pomeroy Colley, K.C.S.I. - C.B. - C.M.G.,H.M. High Commissioner for S.E. Africa, Governor of Natal, Major General Commanding forces, born 1st November 1835, killed in action on Amajuba Mountain, Sunday 27thth February 1881. This cross...
Dates: 1884-06
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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Graving dock - This is the second largest dock in the world, Durban, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/85
Scope and Contents

198 x 150 mm. A view looking along the Prince Edward graving dock, completed in 1925 and situated at the head of the bay.

Dates: 1925
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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Harbour, Durban, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1875 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305A/7
Scope and Contents

177 x 104 mm. A view looking out into the bay of Natal, with a sailing regatta in progress in the harbour.

Dates: 1875 - 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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Hotel Edward, Ocean Beach, Durban, 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011J/31
Scope and Contents

137 x 86 mm. Monochrome postcard (original print).

Dates: 1916
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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In Natal Zoo, 1919-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011K/14
Scope and Contents

76 x 100 mm. Showing a leopard in a cage.

Dates: 1919-11
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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Kafir hut, Zululand [historic title], 1884-06

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/59
Scope and Contents

197 x 136 mm. Showing a middle-aged man, two young Zulu warriors and a child posed in front of a Zulu house. The middle-aged man is Dabulamanzi, commander of the Undi Corps at the Battle of Isandhlwane and the action at Rorke's Drift on January 22, 1897.

Dates: 1884-06
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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Laing's Nek. 1881, 1884-06

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/61
Scope and Contents

198 x 137 mm. The exact location of this photograph has not been determined, but it possibly shows Boer trenches beneath Table Hill.

Dates: 1884-06
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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