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Saint Helena (dependent state)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

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Napoleon's House, Longwood, St Helena, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/10
Scope and Contents

200 x 137 mm. General view of the single storey house occupied by Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile and imprisonment on Saint Helena from 1815 until his death in 1821.

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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Napoleon's Tomb, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/12
Scope and Contents

139 x 204 mm. View from the hillside above looking down on the grove containing the railings and slab which mark the site of Napoleon's tomb. The body was exhumed and returned to France in 1840.

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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Napoleon's Tomb, St Helena, 1884-01-16 - 1884-01-22

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/54
Scope and Contents

139 x 211 mm. Showing the tombstone, surrounded by metal railings, in Sane Valley (also known as Geranium Valley) where there was a spring from which Napoleon ordered his drinking water to be collected. Hiscorpse was placed in four coffins, one of tin, one of mahogany, one of lead and another of mahogany with the result that when the body was removed for reburial in France in 1840 it was in almost perfect condition.

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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Oak Bank and Central Ridges, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/20
Scope and Contents

204 x 132 mm. View looking towards Oakbank, formerly the episcopal residence, with the hills of the Central Ridges beyond. Oakbank is one of the two oldest houses in Saint Helena.

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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Photographs, 1991-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 351/4
Scope and Contents

Five loose colour photographs of Sir John Spry travelling by ship to Saint Helena, measuring approximately 155 x 112 mm.

Dates: 1991-07
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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Prints and watercolours of St Helena

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

Engravings and watercolours dating mainly from the early nineteenth century, many of which relate to the period of Napoleon's detention on St Helena (1815-1821). There are a number of pieces by George Hutchins Bellasis (1778-1822), who spent eight months on St Helena, 1804-1805, and revisited the island in 1812. The collection includes five coloured engravings and a watercolour sketch of Ascension Island, which was a dependency of St Helena from 1922.

Dates: 1670 - 1969
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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Robert Maddocks Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 361
Scope and Contents

Maddocks has written many articles on postal history, the majority reflecting his primary interest in the history of the Cameroons, particularly during the colonial period. He is the author of a monograph examining postal arrangements during the conquest of German Kamerun by the British and French during the First World War. His works also cover Nigeria, West Africa, Gambia, Zambia, German East and South West Africa, Togo, Ascension, St. Helena, Papua New Guinea, Jamaica and Barbados.

Dates: 1959 - 2013
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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Sir John Spry collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 351
Scope and Contents

Papers and photographs relating to Sir John Spry's legal service in Saint Helena and the British Antarctic Territory.

Dates: 1989 - 1999
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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Sketch of Elphinstone's tomb, 1840-02-10

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/58
Scope and Contents

An undated pencil sketch of 'the tomb of the Honourable James Ruthven Elphinstone (taken on the spot). St. Helena, 10th Febry 1840', 8½'' x 6''.

Dates: 1840-02-10
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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Sketch of Island of Ascension, 1817

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 190/26
Scope and Contents

A watercolour sketch by Emeric Essex Vidal, 310 x 110 mm.

Dates: 1817
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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Sketches of Ottawa, the Rideau Canal, Upper Canada and St Helena

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3062T
Scope and Contents

Reproductions of original artwork by Frome

Dates: 1929 - 1970
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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St Helena, 1817

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 343/26
Scope and Contents

Published by W. Lewis, London, 1817.

Dates: 1817
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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Sydney Tyers album

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K
Scope and Contents A disbound album containing prints of various sizes, with captions beneath the prints. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. Of the prints, 61 relate to the overseas service of Lieutenant Colonel Tyers, the remainder being photographs of English and continental scenes. The photographer for the vast majority of the prints is unknown.The photographs are arranged in haphazard sequence but the movements of the Boadicea have...
Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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T.B.R. Westgate Collection on German East Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F
Scope and Contents A collection of loose prints, lantern slides and glass negatives. The prints mostly relate to Westgate’s earlier work, but there are a few from the 1930s, including nos. 426-454 of visits to South Africa and African islands, all processed in February 1936. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of their creation. Many of the lantern slides and glass negatives are uncaptioned and...
Dates: 1899 - 1936
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 British Antarctic Territory Court of Appeal Rules 1992, 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 351/2
Scope and Contents

Corrected draft copy of the rules and related legal forms, with an incomplete copy of the Saint Helena Supreme Court Rules (circa 70 sheets).

Dates: 1992
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 Island from the sea - looking in from west, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/1
Scope and Contents

205 x 144 mm. View looking along the rocky coastline of Saint Helena.

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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The Island of Ascension, 1800 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 190/40
Scope and Contents

An undated, framed, coloured engraving depicting Georgetown and Cross Hill, 280 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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View in Sandy Bay, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/17
Scope and Contents

205 x 142 mm. View looking across the mountainous area of Sandy Bay in the southern part of the island, with an unidentified house standing on a promontory above a valley 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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View in Sandy Bay, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482B/18
Scope and Contents

205 x 141 mm. View looking along a valley towards mountains in the Sandy Bay area of Saint Helena.

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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View of Jamestown, Saint Helena, 1870s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30482A
Scope and Contents

An albumen print, mounted on card, measuring 206 x 138 mm, captioned 'St Helena' on the mount. The view looks down from the steep hillside at the summit on which the barracks were built, and shows the buildings lining Main Street which leads into the Grand Parade. At the edge of the Parade is St James' Church, with the Castle on the further side. The Esplanade, with the Harbour beyond, is at the left of the print.

Dates: 1870 - 1879
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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Views of St Helena

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

A collection of loose blue-toned collodio-chloride prints measuring approximately 205 x 145 mm, with pencilled captions on the reverse.

Dates: 1900
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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Views of St Helena, 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/57
Scope and Contents

Two pen and wash pictures, 'From the present Church-yard St. Helena Apl. 1849', 9½'' x 5¾'', and 'From the proposed Glebe St. Helena Apl. 1849', 9½'' x 7¼''.

Dates: 1849
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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'Wide a Wake Fair', Ascension, 1884-01-27 - 1884-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/51
Scope and Contents 200 x 146 mm. Showing huge numbers of nesting wideawakes (sooty terns) on Wideawake Plain, with a figure standing among them in the background. The breeding ground of these terns formed a valuable source of food for the naval garrison in the nineteenth century, who took thousands of eggs each year during ythe breeding season; these depredations do not appear to have posed any problems to the bird's survival however, and they were a considerable danger as they nested in their thousands...
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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Wide awake Fair, Ascension, 1870 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011III/8
Scope and Contents

197 x 149 mm. With terns.

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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Wide awake Fair, Ascension

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011III/10
Scope and Contents

100 x 150 mm. With terns.

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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