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France (nation)

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 245 Collections and/or Records:

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Speeches, 1975 - 1999

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/11/3
Scope and Contents This file contains notes, transcripts, correspondence, advertisements and guest-lists relating to speeches that Lady Smedley gave to the Sri Lanka Women’s Conference, June 1975; the Levin Plunket Society, October 1976; and the interprovincial conference of The Women's Division Federated Farmers of New Zealand, November 1976. Later speeches deal with her experiences as the wife of a diplomat and her book ‘Partners in diplomacy’ given to the English-Speaking Union, 19 February, 10 April 1991;...
Dates: 1975 - 1999
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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SS Ashcrest, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 3/32
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Robert Nichols on the SS Ashcrest "adventure" (the evacuation of civilians from the Riviera), on Churchill's broadcast to France, October 1940 and on propaganda and morale in France generally.

Dates: 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the staff wages books in CSCT 9/1, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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St Bartholemew, French WI [i.e. Saint-Barthèlemy, Antilles françaises], 1879 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307G/37
Scope and Contents

200 x 153 mm. A view showing the town and harbour of Gustavia, the capital of the island of Saint-Barthèlemy with bungalows and other residences in the foreground and sailing ships moored in the bay. Saint-Barthèlemy lies north of Saint Kitts and is separated by a narrow channel from the island of Saint Martin.

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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St. Chapelle, Paris, 1868 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/96
Scope and Contents From the Series:

A group of stereoscopic halves each measuring approximately 72 x 72 mm, showing general views of the architecture in the British Isles, Belgium and Paris.

Dates: 1868 - 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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St Eustace, Paris, 1868 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/98
Scope and Contents From the Series:

A group of stereoscopic halves each measuring approximately 72 x 72 mm, showing general views of the architecture in the British Isles, Belgium and Paris.

Dates: 1868 - 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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St Jean de Luz [i.e. Saint-Jean-de-Luz] from the 17th tee, 1925 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011L/24
Scope and Contents

166 x 136 mm.

Dates: 1925 - 1927
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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St. Sulpice, Paris, 1868 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/97
Scope and Contents From the Series:

A group of stereoscopic halves each measuring approximately 72 x 72 mm, showing general views of the architecture in the British Isles, Belgium and Paris.

Dates: 1868 - 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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Statue of the Virgin Mary, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ORCS.7.01
Scope and Contents This porcelain statue bears the tag, ‘Found in ruins of St. Pierre, miraculously preserved 1902’. It was recovered from the ruins of St. Pierre, Martinique, in June 1902, by Sir Hesketh Bell, Administrator of Dominica, who visited immediately after the eruption of Mt. Pelée, ‘To our intense surprise, we found that this image was almost entirely undamaged, the hands and feet only having been broken off. This was a really an amazing thing, as it lay almost completely covered by big stones and...
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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Strasbourg, Sept. 1863, 1863-09

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011A/53
Scope and Contents

184 x 216 mm. View of the west door of Strasbourg Cathedral.

Dates: 1863-09
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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Strasbourg, Sept. 1863, 1863-09

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011A/54
Scope and Contents

181 x 229 mm. View of one of the entrances to the Cathedral.

Dates: 1863-09
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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Street scene, Marseilles, France, 1902 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022Q/52
Scope and Contents From the Series:

An album, labelled on the spine, containing prints of various sizes. The numbering is sequenced from 1 to 131, but 101 is omitted. 14 of these prints are loose (118-131) , and are kept in a separate envelope in the album. Some of the prints are good quality professional work. Some of the photographs are captioned in ink; in other cases the titles have been derived from duplicate copies in Davies' other Indian album or from other photographs of the same scenes.

Dates: Other: 1902 - 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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Summer Palace - Versailles, May 1920, 1920-05

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/4/14
Scope and Contents

65 x 45 mm. Showing a statue in the centre surrounded by pillars.

Dates: 1920-05
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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Synopsis of diaries, 1890-01-07 - 1899-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/1
Scope and Contents Notes from rough diaries Bell kept during his service in the Gold Coast between 1890-94 (initially as Supervisor of Customs), in the Bahamas as Receiver General and Treasurer, and then from 1899 as Acting Governor of the Leeward Islands and Administrator of Dominica. Before destroying these old diaries Bell extracted 'all that appeared to be of interest in regard to my experiences and the development of my character.' Prominent subjects include Bell’s official duties, colleagues, ideas for...
Dates: 1890-01-07 - 1899-12-31
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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Synopsis of diaries, 1899-08-01 - 1925-01-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/2
Scope and Contents

These notes cover Bell’s service as Administrator of Dominica and Acting Governor of the Leeward Islands (1899-1905), Commissioner (Governor) of Uganda (1906-1909), Governor of Northern Nigeria (1909-12), Governor of the Leeward Islands (1912-1916) and Governor of Mauritius (1916-24). Prominent subjects include Bell’s official duties, colleagues, travels, social life and personal affairs (circa 180 sheets).

Dates: 1899-08-01 - 1925-01-01
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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Synopsis of diaries, 1925-01-01 - 1931-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/4
Scope and Contents

These notes chronicle Bell’s retirement in Cannes, his interests, social life and personal affairs, and his frequent travels, including an extensive tour of the Far East during 1925-26 to examine French and Dutch methods of colonial government (circa 80 sheets).

Dates: 1925-01-01 - 1931-12-31
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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Synopsis of diaries, 1932-01-01 - 1940-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/17
Scope and Contents

This volume includes notes on Bell’s social life, interests, personal affairs, travel and press publications, including many on international and colonial affairs (circa 100 sheets).

Dates: 1932-01-01 - 1940-12-31
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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[Tank bogged down in the mud], 1916 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3062S/13
Scope and Contents

190 x 145 mm.

Dates: 1916 - 1918
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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Temporary Supreme Court, Accra, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448L/35
Scope and Contents

200 x 150 mm. Built as a residential club for Europeans at cost of £38,000. 'Opened Feb 17th 1922. Crampton's chambers lower storey of block on extreme left. Law Offices upper story.' The inscription is contemporary, probably Lady Smyly's.

Dates: 1922
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 Aron, Bob Sharp, 1890 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/237
Scope and Contents

159 x 115 mm. Showing Bob Sharp (no further identification) standing on stepping stones in the river.

Dates: 1890 - 1920
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 Chateau d’ If, Marseilles, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304H/298
Scope and Contents From the File:

Measuring 220 x 285 mm, this album contains postcards, some of which are coloured. The majority portray Algiers (including 12 of the museum), Algerian people, Biskra, and the ruins of Timgad, Constantine, Tunis and Carthage.

Dates: 1922
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 City from the Bay], 1902-05

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307I/5
Scope and Contents

80 x 55 mm. The ruins of the Cathedral are seen above the ruined buildings on the waterfront.

Dates: 1902-05
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 City from the bay], 1902-05

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307I/11
Scope and Contents

80 x 55 mm.

Dates: 1902-05
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 Colonne Vendome, Paris, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304I/69
Scope and Contents From the File:

Measuring 205 x 265 mm, this album contains 48 sepia photographs, each measuring 145 x 90 mm, two to a page, together with 22 loose prints of France and North Africa. The album prints have brief captions, and since they relate to Algiers, Biskra and a few of Tunis and Carthage, they may come from the same visit as Y304H.

Dates: 1922
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

The eruption of Mont Pelée, Martinique, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307E
Scope and Contents A collection of loose gravure prints measuring approximately 190 x 125 mm, captioned in ink on the backs of the prints. The captions have been used as titles and recorded as found.The great tragedy which overtook the island of Martinique and razed St Pierre in May 1902 is made more poignant by what we know of the city and its people before Mont Pelée erupted. Lafcadio Hearn spent some time on the island shortly before the disaster and gives a description which tallies with accounts...
Dates: 1900 - 1902
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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The Fontaine de Medicis in the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304I/68
Scope and Contents From the File:

Measuring 205 x 265 mm, this album contains 48 sepia photographs, each measuring 145 x 90 mm, two to a page, together with 22 loose prints of France and North Africa. The album prints have brief captions, and since they relate to Algiers, Biskra and a few of Tunis and Carthage, they may come from the same visit as Y304H.

Dates: 1922
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).