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Kingston (parish (political))

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Birds-eye view of Kingston, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073B/21
Scope and Contents

230 x 178 mm. A view looking down on Kingston, the Harbour and the surrounding countryside from the Long Mountain.

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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Cement factory in Jamaica, 1940 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011R/68
Scope and Contents

166 x 115 mm. General exterior view. The caption on the reverse reads 'The new cement factory at Rockfort, at the eastern end of Kingston Harbour, is expected eventually to produce 8000 tons a month for home consumption in addition to a useful amount for export. The clay comes from Kingston Harbour and the limestone and gypsum from nearby mountains'.

Dates: 1940 - 1959
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

Commission of Major Vernon Guise, 1928 - 1988

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 240/17
Scope and Contents

The commission of Major Guise as Justice of the Peace for Kingston, Jamaica, 4 December 1928 (1 page), bearing the signatures of the Governor, Sir Reginald Stubbs, and the Colonial Secretary, A.S. Jelf, and the seal of the colony. There is an accompanying undated photocopy of a biographical entry on Guise, possibly produced when the collection was first catalogued in 1988.

Dates: 1928 - 1988
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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Constant Spring Hotel, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073B/16
Scope and Contents 232 x 178 mm. A view looking across a small valley towards the spacious hotel, with mountains in the distance. The hotel is situated about six miles north of Kingston: 'Who has not heard of the Constant Spring Hotel? Its fame has gone throughout the world. The palatial caravansary stands on the summit of a gentle slope... the plan of the main building is rectangular... around it are extensive gardens and lawns for tennis, croquet, etc., where human art and ingenuity only serve to bring...
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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[Dedication by the Acting Bishop], 1922-11-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073F/3
Scope and Contents

165 x 105 mm. The Bishop, with upraised arms, is either dedicating the memorial or giving the final benediction. The Rt. Rev. David Williams Bentley (d. 1970) was appointed Assistant Bishop of Jamaica in 1919 and was Bishop of Barbados 1927-1945.

Dates: 1922-11-11
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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[General view], 1922-11-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073F/1
Scope and Contents

425 x 135 mm. A general panorama with the Acting Governor standing by the memorial before unveiling, taken from a building in Church Street and showing the entire parade. The plan of the ceremony on the Order of Service and the clarity of the photograph make it possible to identify the service units and the various local bodies - Boy Scouts, police, disabled soldiers in wheel chairs, etc. A photographer with a tripod camera is in the foreground.

Dates: 1922-11-11
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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Hope Gardens, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073B/19
Scope and Contents 230 x 180 mm. Showing Jamaican gardeners standing in the Hope Botanical Gardens, with a house in the background and steep hills beyond: 'The Hope Botanical Gardens are situated on the Liguanea Plains about six miles north-east of Kingston, and may be reached by the electric tram-cars. They are beautiful gardens with spacious lawns, intersected with carriage drives. Handsome palms and other ornamental trees are dotted over the lawns; there are nice shady walks under trees of the divi-divi,...
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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[?Hope Gardens, near Kingston], 1879 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307G/17
Scope and Contents

239 x 188 mm. A view showing various kinds of palms and shrubs with paths and lawns in the background. Probably the Hope Gardens.

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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[King Street, Kingston], 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073B/22
Scope and Contents

230 x 181 mm. A view from the top floor of a building looking along King Street with mountains in the distance.

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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[King Street, Kingston], 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073B/23
Scope and Contents

229 x 180 mm. A view from the harbour looking along King Street towards the mountains in the distance. The street itself is crowded with promenading Jamaicans, while in the foreground stands the Metcalfe Statue with the Victoria Market to the right.

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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[Kingston Harbour], 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073B/24
Scope and Contents

230 x 177 mm. A view from the harbour showing steamers moored at the wharves on the Kingston dockside, with mountains in the distance.

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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Modern multi-storied buildings now adorn Kingston's waterfront in place of shrubbery and ramshackle warehouses. The temporary headquarters of the Seabed Authority is located in this area, 1959 - 1982

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073E/8
Scope and Contents

370 x 300 mm.

Dates: 1959 - 1982
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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Myrtle Bank Hotel, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073B/17
Scope and Contents 231 x 178 mm. A view from the lawn showing the rear facades of the hotel, with guests standing on the verandah. The hotel is in Harbour Street, Kingston: 'The Myrtle Bank Hotel has become a synonym for everything associated with elegance and comfort in accommodation, the superlative in food and wine, and all that is best and brightest in the innumerable phases of attraction so indispensable to modern ideals for the needs of the day and the pleasures of the night… On the verandahs of the...
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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Princess Margaret, as Queen Elizabeth's representative, reads the Throne Speech at the Opening of Parliament on 7 August 1962, 1962-08-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073E/16
Scope and Contents

370 x 300 mm. Daily Gleaner photograph.

Dates: 1962-08-07
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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Public health training in Jamaica, 1940 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011R/66
Scope and Contents

117 x 147 mm. The caption on the reverse reads 'The Manager of the Kingston slaughter house, Dr. G.O. Rushie-Grey, lectures students on meat inspection'.

Dates: 1940 - 1959
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 Acting Governor speaking], 1922-11-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073F/2
Scope and Contents

105 x 160 mm. Showing Colonel Herbert Bryan, who performed the ceremony in the absence of the Governor Sir Leslie Probyn, standing beside the cross. (Sir) Herbert Bryan (1865-1950) had a distinguished career as a soldier, and was Colonial Secretary of the Gold Coast 1904-1914, and of Jamaica 1914-1925, though he was absent from the post when on active service in World War I (dispatches five times, D.S.O.), K.B.E. 1925.

Dates: 1922-11-11
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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The Norman Manley International Airport, one of the busiest and most modern in the Caribbean, handles a monthly average of 1,170 commercial flights and an average of 27,000 passengers monthly, 1959 - 1982

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073E/4
Scope and Contents

250 x 200 mm. Institute of Jamaica photograph by Keith A. Morrison.

Dates: 1959 - 1982
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 Parade Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica, 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073C/1
Scope and Contents

99 x 76 mm. Showing the centre of the gardens which face the Kingston Government Offices.

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).
 File

University College of the West Indies, Installation of H.R.H. Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, as Chancellor (Colonial Cinemagazine 29), 1950-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/3/1
Scope and Contents A 16mm, black-and-white cinefilm, with sound, showing newsreel footage of the various ceremonies laid on for the installation of the new Chancellor as detailed below (times are approximate). Princess Alice was officially installed as Chancellor on 16 February 1950 after accepting the office on 10 December 1948.0 - 13sec. [Leader].13 - 24sec. Caption reading ‘Colonial Film Unit’.24 - 31sec. Caption reading ‘Colonial Cinemagazine 29’.31 - 37sec. Caption reading...
Dates: 1950-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: With the exception of RCMS 20/3/1, the cinefilms may be viewed online with the University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service at: http://www.sms.cam.ac.uk/collection/1532657 For copyright reasons, researchers wishing to view RCMS 20/3/1, (Colonial Cinemagazine 29, Colonial Film Unit, 1950) should make an appointment with the RCS Librarian to view the film in Cambridge University Library. Email: rcs@lib.cam.ac.uk.