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Trinidad (island)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

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 Item

1st Bn. Trinidad Vols. 1938, 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011Q/12
Scope and Contents

229 x 140 mm. Showing the march past of the battalion, on parade in Trinidad. A pencil annotation reads 'First B parade - march past'. Photograph by Guardian Photonews, Trinidad.

Dates: 1938
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

2nd Reserve Bn. Trinidad Volunteers, 1940, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011Q/14
Scope and Contents

230 x 154 mm. Group portrait of officers of the Trinidad Volunteers. An ink annotation on the reverse reads 'centre in white [3 illegible words]' and appears to be identifying on of the people in the photograph. Photographer unknown.

Dates: 1940
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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Album of coastal profiles

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 6
Scope and Contents Fifty-eighty pages of sepia drawings (12" x 6"), with captions and dates. The drawings give latitude and longitude, and appear to be competent renderings of coast profiles. The places featured include the Cape Verde Islands, Trinidad, Table Bay (including plan), Ceylon, Malaya and the East Indies, Macao, Sunda Straits, St Helena, Ascension and Britain. Some of the profiles, including those for Cape Town, Macao and Jamestown, St Helena, give details of buildings. None are signed, but...
Dates: 1783-12-30 - 1785-06-06
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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Asphalt Company's Shipping pier (from Lake a mile inland), Trinidad, BWI [British West Indies], 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3075A/6
Scope and Contents

239 x 183 mm. Showing barrels of asphalt moving along the pier on a cable car towards a waiting sailing ship.

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

Asphalt Lakes, Trinidad

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3075D
Scope and Contents

A collection of photographs mounted on card, measuring approximately 205 x 155 mm., with brief typed captions pasted to the mounts. The collection shows stages in the extraction, transportation and refining of pitch from the asphalt lake at La Brea, in the south-west corner of the Island. Raleigh used the pitch from this lake to caulk his ships as early as 1585, declaring it to be the best he had ever used.

Dates: 1965
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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Breaking Cocoa, Trinidad natives, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3075A/8
Scope and Contents

211 x 167 mm. Showing a group of plantation workers sitting around a large pile of cocoa pods. Most of the group are Indian immigrants rather than Trinidadians.

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).
 Series

Caribbean tour, 1954 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 219/1/3
Scope and Contents

Albums of black and white photographs from the tour of 1954 interleaved with typescript details of the itinerary and inserted press cuttings, postcards, maps and other items.

Dates: 1954 - 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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Cocoa propagation in Trinidad, 1940 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011R/71
Scope and Contents

146 x 115 mm. View looking along rows of seedlings growing under cover. The caption on the reverse reads 'La Pastora has 40 propagating units consisting of sand-tanks for cutting and potting areas. There are 100 Imperial College selections there, about 15,000 plants, and 12,000 disease resistant plants from South America. A hundred people work at the centre'.

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).
 File

Colonial Office probationers: Cambridge 1954-54 & Trinidad 1954-55, 2003-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 317/3a
Scope and Contents The volume consists of two sections: 'Illustrated memories' by J.M.A. Sly, with contributions from K.M. Harris and M.H.D.F. Fyfe, a collection of around 260 photographs taken by Sly and his colleagues relating to their years in Cambridge and Trinidad, including memories of events; and 'What happened to them all', a collection edited by A.J. Pritchard of what happened to the nearly 40 expatriates who attended the courses, with most of the contributions written by the persons concerned. There...
Dates: 2003-11
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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Colonial Office probationers: Cambridge 1954-54 & Trinidad 1954-55, 2003-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 317/3b
Scope and Contents The contents of the disk are divided into two sections: 'Illustrated memories' by J.M.A. Sly, with contributions from K.M. Harris and M.H.D.F. Fyfe, a collection of around 260 photographs taken by Sly and his colleagues relating to their years in Cambridge and Trinidad, including memories of events; and 'What happened to them all', a collection edited by A.J. Pritchard of what happened to the nearly 40 expatriates who attended the courses, with most of the contributions written by the...
Dates: 2003-11
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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East Indian in Trinidad, B.W.I [i.e. British West Indies], 1900 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011W/3
Scope and Contents

79 x 135 mm. Full length portrait of an Indian man standing in front of a tree. West India Committee photograph.

Dates: 1900 - 1909
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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Female labourer on the march, Mayaco, Trinidad, 1900 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011W/4
Scope and Contents

82 x 139 mm. Full length portrait of a woman walking along a road with a load on her head. A note on the reverse of the print gives details of the colouring of her costume: 'Bright scarlet jacket, white petticoat'. West India Committee photograph.

Dates: 1900 - 1909
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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Fire Brigade Station, Trinidad, BWI [British West Indies], 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3075A/4
Scope and Contents

232 x 181 mm. Showing the stone fire brigade buildings with a square tower at one corner and arched recesses for the fire engines.

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).
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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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Island scenery, 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC West Indies/98-109
Scope and Contents

Postcard booklet with the above title. A series of views depicting 'the attractive Island life of Trinidad.' Printed in Vandyck Photogravure.

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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Lieut Lee Lum, OC [Officer Commanding] Light A.A. Battery, Trinidad 1940, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011Q/15
Scope and Contents

71 x 110 mm. Full length uniformed portrait of Lieutenant Lee Lum. Photographer unknown.

Dates: 1940
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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Life in Trinidad

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3075E
Scope and Contents

Collection of colour 35 mm transparencies given by the High Commission for Trinidad in August 1982. When planning the exhibition 'Commonwealth in Focus' the library requested material from Commonwealth Governments and these slides were sent in response. A continuous slide show was prepared to portray contemporary aspects of the countries of the Commonwealth and nine of these slides were copied for inclusion. The image descriptions are copied from the list supplied with the slides.

Dates: 1982
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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Local transport, Trinidad Volunteers, 1939, 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011Q/13
Scope and Contents

248 x 179 mm. View looking across the parade ground towards the spectators, with units of the Trinidad Volunteers driving past the Governor's entourage in lorries with mounted guns. The Governor, seated on his horse at the left of the print, would be Major Sir Hubert Winthrop Young (1885-1950), Governor of Trinidad and Tobago 1938-42. Photograph by Guardian Photonews, Trinidad.

Dates: 1939
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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Modern Colonial Hospital, nearing completion in Trinidad, B.W.I. [British West Indies], 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011R/69
Scope and Contents 152 x 115 mm. The caption on the reverse reads: 'A new Colonial Hospital of 500 beds and estimated to cost approximately $6,300,000 will be opened in July, 1954, in Trinidad and Tobago in the British West Indies.The hospital is situated in the Southern portion of the Island, San Fernando, the second largest town of the Colony and contains the most modern equipment. Two of the wings of the new hospital with towers are shown from the entrance of the new...
Dates: 1954
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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'Nelson's Isle' Recruiting Depot for new arrived immigrants from India, Five Islands, Gulf of Paria, Trinidad, BWI [British West Indies], 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3075A/7
Scope and Contents

239 x 189 mm. Showing this tiny island with its recruiting depot for newly arrived immigrants from India. The Five Islands lie in the narrow strip of water which separates the north-western tip of Trinidad from the Venezuelan mainland.

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).
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New Public Buildings facing Brunswick Square, Trinidad, BWI [British West Indies], 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3075A/3
Scope and Contents

253 x 202 mm. Duplicate of the preceding plate.

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).
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New Public Buildings, Trinidad, BWI [British West Indies], 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3075A/2
Scope and Contents

245 x 195 mm. A view from the street showing the imposing stone public buildings, designed by Robert Bridgens, Head of the Public Works Department. The foundation stone of the buildings was laid in 1844 and the buildings completed in 1848.

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).
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Officer, Trinidad Light Horse, 1896, 'A Typical Yeoman', 1960 - 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011Q/11
Scope and Contents

106 x 124 mm. Portrait of a mounted member of the Trinidad Light Horse. The annotation continues 'Nov. 1896 N. and A. JU' and then details the uniform. Another annotation, in a different hand and ink, appears to give instructions to a printer as to how this photograph should be subtitled in a publication.

Dates: 1960 - 1980
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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Palms, Botanic Gardens, Trinidad, BWI [British West Indies], 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3075A/9
Scope and Contents

196 x 243 mm. Showing an avenue of palms in the Botanic Gardens, Port of Spain.

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).
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