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Saint Helena (dependent state)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

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Government House Plantation, St Helena, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/8
Scope and Contents

202 x 151 mm. View looking across the lawn towards Government House, known as Plantation House. The building is ashlar faced with a hipped roof. The building rises two storeys and is seven bays wide, the only decorative touches being the projecting porch and the rusticated quoins. It was built in 1792 and remodelled in 1816. The Plantation is situated three miles inland from Jamestown.

Dates: 1900
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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Govt. [i.e. Government] Flax Mill. Raw material (Phormium Tenax), 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/13
Scope and Contents

198 x 144 mm. Showing cartloads of flax arriving at the Government Mill at Longwood. Flax was first introduced into Saint Helena in 1874 when the Colonial and Foreign Fibre Company set up machinery in Jamestown. This initial venture failed, but in 1907 a processing mill was set up by the Government at Longwood and in a few years the product became the only staple industry in the colony.

Dates: 1900
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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Govt. [i.e. Government] House and grounds, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/7
Scope and Contents

208 x 148 mm. General view looking across the Government House plantation towards Government House itself.

Dates: 1900
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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Green Mountain, Ascension, 1884-01-27 - 1884-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/50
Scope and Contents 202 x 140 mm. Showing part of the road on Green Mountain leading through a tunnel in the rockface. With graffiti carved on the rocks and a figure standing at the edge of the road. Situated south-east of the centre of the island and rising to a height of 2817 feet, the slopes of Green Mountain form the farming area of the island, where crops introduced by the marine station from 1815 onwards have thrived in the temperate climates. The path seen here encircles the mountain at a height of...
Dates: 1884-01-27 - 1884-01-31
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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Hutt's Gate and St Matthew's Church. Remains of Halley's Observatory at point marked by cross, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/16
Scope and Contents

207 x 147 mm. View at Hutt's Gate near Longwood, showing the small corrugated iron church of Saint Matthew with rocky hills behind. The cross mentioned in the caption cannot be seen on the front of this print but may be referring to a cross appearing on the reverse. The observatory mentioned is that built by Edmund Halley, who visited Saint Helena in 1677 to observe the transit of Mercury and to make a catalogue of the stars of the southern hemisphere.

Dates: 1900
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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Ile d'Ascension: Ravines Volcaniques et Montagne de Cendre, 1800 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 190/42
Scope and Contents

An undated, framed, coloured engraving, 305 x 253 mm.

Dates: 1800 - 1850
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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Ile d'Ascension: Sandy Bay, 1800 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 190/41
Scope and Contents

An undated, framed, coloured engraving, 305 x 253 mm.

Dates: 1800 - 1850
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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Ile d'Ascension: Sommet de Green Mountain, 1800 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 190/44
Scope and Contents

An undated, framed, coloured engraving, 305 x 253 mm.

Dates: 1800 - 1850
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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Ile d'Ascension: sources de Dampier, 1800 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 190/43
Scope and Contents

An undated, framed, coloured engraving, 305 x 253 mm.

Dates: 1800 - 1850
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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Jacob's Ladder, 700 steps, St Helena, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/5
Scope and Contents

140 x 201 mm. View looking west across Jamestown, with part of the Castle and St James' Church in the foreground, towards 'Jacob's Ladder', a 699 step stairway which climbs the hill behind the town to the barracks on the summit. The 'Ladder' was originally constructed in 1829 as an inclined plane cableway for the St Helena Railway Company, but its unreliability caused it to be allowed to fall into disrepair. It was made into a stepped route by the Royal Engineers in 1871.

Dates: 1900
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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[James Town, Saint Helena, 1849], 1929 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3062T/5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Reproductions of original artwork by Frome

Dates: 1929 - 1970
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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Jamestown from the sea, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/2
Scope and Contents

205 x 142 mm. View from the roadstead looking along Chapel Valley, with the buildings of Jamestown clustered near the water's edge in the foreground. Fronting the Esplanade are the Castle and St James' Church.

Dates: 1900
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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Jamestown from top of Jacob's Ladder, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/6
Scope and Contents

142 x 203 mm. View from the top of the hill looking down Jacob's Ladder onto the town below. Visible in the picture are St James' Church, the Grand Parade, and the Castle beyond. Immediately behind the church, at the foot of the ladder, is the prison.

Dates: 1900
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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Jamestown - looking north, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/3
Scope and Contents

145 x 204 mm. View from the hills behind the town, looking north along Chapel Valley towards the sea, with the buildings of Jamestown running along the valley floor.

Dates: 1900
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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Lace work turned out by Govt. [i.e. Government] Lace School, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/15
Scope and Contents

203 x 143 mm. Showing a variety of lace items on display in a room in the Lace School. The school was closed in 1917.

Dates: 1900
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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Ladder Hill, St Helena, 1884-01-16 - 1884-01-22

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/52
Scope and Contents

237 x 201 mm. A view looking down onto a small part of Jamestown with Ladder Hill beyond and the 699 step 'Jacob's Ladder', built in 1828, leading up the hill to the ramparts above. With St. James' Church in the foreground.

Dates: 1884-01-16 - 1884-01-22
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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[Living room interior], 1870 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011III/28
Scope and Contents

249 x 145 mm. Possibly on Ascension.

Dates: 1870 - 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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Log of the 'Houghton'

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

'The log book of Capt. John Edwards, R.N. Given to Robert Stafford Edwards by his Aunt Miss Jane Edwards 1880. Solihull. Warwickshire.'

Dates: 1786 - 1788
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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Longwood House, St Helena, where Napoleon died, 1884-01-16 - 1884-01-22

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/53
Scope and Contents

205 x 140 mm. Showing the exterior of the single storey house where Napoleon was housed during his exile in Saint Helena, from shortly after his arrival in October 1815 until his death on 5th May 1821. The buildings are now a museum, with part of the house used as the French consulate.

Dates: 1884-01-16 - 1884-01-22
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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Longwood New House - with Flagstaff Hill and Barn Rock, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/11
Scope and Contents

202 x 140 mm. View from Old Longwood looking down on the buildings which were built for Napoleon but which he never occupied. The buildings were later turned over to farm use. Flagstaff Hill and Barn Rock can be seen in the background.

Dates: 1900
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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Longwood Plain, St Helena from S.W. [i.e. south west], showing new and old houses, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/9
Scope and Contents

203 x 149 mm. General view looking across fields towards Longwood House.

Dates: 1900
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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Looking east. Flagstaff Hill and Barn Cliff in distance, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/21
Scope and Contents

201 x 138 mm. View looking eastwards from near Jamestown towards Flagstaff Hill (2275 feet) with Barn Cliff beyond. In the foreground are valleys and partly wooded hillside.

Dates: 1900
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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Looking SW [i.e. south-west]. High Peak in distance, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/22
Scope and Contents

201 x 142 mm. View looking south-west from the centre of the island across wooded hills and valleys towards High Peak (2616 feet).

Dates: 1900
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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Main Street, St Helena, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/4
Scope and Contents

206 x 145 mm. View looking north along Main Street, Jamestown, with the spire of St James' Church visible in the background, and an ornate cast-iron drinking fountain in the centre of the street in the foreground.

Dates: 1900
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 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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