Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Philippines (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

An Ifugao tribesman looks over the famous rice terraces, 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 359/2/4/11
Scope and Contents

175 x 152 mm. The caption continues, 'built by the Ifugaos, which are carved out of the mountainside, in the Mountain Province of central Luzon. Some 400 sq. kms of rice are cultivated in this area'.

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).
 File

Autograph letters, 1890 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/5/11
Scope and Contents

A collection of autograph letters with a list compiled by Bell. Those of particular interest include eight letters from Neville Chamberlain, whom Bell met in the Bahamas in 1895, and nine letters from Robert Dolbey, the army medical officer and Professor of Surgery at the University of Cairo, whom Bell appointed as his literary executor (circa 150 sheets).

Dates: 1890 - 1937
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

Bridge of Spain, Manila, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30394A/3
Scope and Contents

215 x 141 mm. View looking along the stone bridge across the River Pasig, with trams and horse cabs on the roadway.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
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

Diary, 1926-01-01 - 1926-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/5
Scope and Contents

This diary records Bell's social life, interests, personal affairs and travels. It describes the latter part of his extensive tour of the Far East during 1925-26 in greater detail than RCMS 36/2/4 (509 pages).

Dates: 1926-01-01 - 1926-12-31
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).
 Fonds

Footloose in S.E. Asia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 112
Scope and Contents

A diary of Le Sueur's experiences in South-East Asia, October 1998-April 1999, 270 pages, including 48 pages of photographs and 4 pages of maps. The areas covered are, in order, Thailand; Laos; Northern Vietnam; South Vietnam; Cambodia; Luzon, Palawan, Central Archipaelago and Mindanao (Philippines); Sabah (Malaysia); Brunei; Sarawak (Malaysia); Western Malaysia; Bangkok.

Dates: 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).
 File

Hong Kong, China and Japan, 1908 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/183-249
Scope and Contents

Slides 237-244 are copies of prints by Hiroshige.

Dates: 1908 - 1915
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

Ilo-Ilo [i.e. Iloilo], 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30394A/5
Scope and Contents

212 x 170 mm. General view of the port of Iloilo on Panay Island 290 miles SSE of Manila, with the Iloilo Strait and Guimaras Island in the background.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
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

Ilo-Ilo [i.e. Iloilo], 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30394A/6
Scope and Contents

214 x 141 mm. General view of the port of Iloilo on Panay Island 290 miles SSE of Manila, with the Iloilo Strait and Guimaras Island in the background.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
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

Notes for reminiscences, 1922 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/5/8
Scope and Contents This file contains source material that Bell collected for the composition of his memoirs, drawn from his official career or travels during his retirement. It includes notes on memorable people, places and experiences, or subjects of particular interest. The file also preserves two poems by Bell, the text of a speech that he gave at a West Indian Club dinner in 1909, correspondence regarding his tour of the Far East during 1925-26, the text of a lecture ‘Some aspects of colonial...
Dates: 1922 - 1946
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

Phillipines - Manila Old City, 1908 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/245
Scope and Contents

A view looking along an unidentified street in Manila with pedestrians and a pony trap in the roadway.

Dates: 1908 - 1915
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

Photographs of the Philippines, 1890s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30394A
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints (some duplicates) measuring approximately 215 x 140 mm, with pencilled captions on the reverse.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
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).
 Item

Puente de Ayala, Manila, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30394A/4
Scope and Contents

215 x 138 mm. View looking along the bridge, seen here in the course of construction. The bridge crosses the River Pasig in two arms which meet at the tip of an island in the centre of the river (probably the Isla Convalecencia).

Dates: 1890 - 1899
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

The Escolta, the principal business street of Manila, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30394A/1
Scope and Contents

215 x 133 mm. View looking along the Escolta, a commercial street busy with trams and small horse cabs.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
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

The Escolta, the principal business street of Manila, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30394A/2
Scope and Contents

214 x 139 mm. View looking along the Escolta, a commercial street busy with trams and small horse cabs.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
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

The port of Cebu, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30394A/7
Scope and Contents

215 x 167 mm. View looking over the buildings of the town towards the harbour, where sailing vessels are moored. The port is situated on Cebu Island on the Bohol Strait 350 miles south-est of Manila. Founded in 1565 as San Miguel, it was the site of the first permanent Spanish settlement in the Philippines.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
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

The port of Cebu, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30394A/8
Scope and Contents

213 x 170 mm. View looking over the buildings of the town towards the harbour, where sailing vessels are moored. The port is situated on Cebu Island on the Bohol Strait 350 miles south-est of Manila. Founded in 1565 as San Miguel, it was the site of the first permanent Spanish settlement in the Philippines.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
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

The Post Office Building at Plaza Lawton, Manila, 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 359/2/4/12
Scope and Contents

200 x 152 mm.

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).
 File

Transcript of interview: Tim Dowse, 2020

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 196
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2020
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
 Fonds

Under many flags: my pilgrimage

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

An account of a journey undertook in 1953-1954 to Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Manila, North Borneo, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and the U.S.A. The volumes are undated, but the last entry in the epilogue is dated 1957.

Dates: 1957
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).
 Fonds

Views in Australia, Egypt, Aden, Asia and other places chiefly circa 1908-1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)
Scope and Contents The collection was originally housed in seven boxes, four of which were specially made with individual slots for slides. These were numbered 3, 6, 10 and 11 and the remaining boxes were unnumbered. Presumably these formed part of a larger collection, but nothing is known of the original owner or the fate of any other boxes. For conservation reasons, the collection has since been re-boxed. The captions given are normally those which appear on the slides themselves. They have been used as...
Dates: 1908 - 1915
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).

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.