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Congo (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A large message drum at Atanakea (Mangbetu village), 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/109
Scope and Contents

Showing Powell standing beside a message drum. The caption below the photograph continues: 'This drum is carved out of one peice [sic] of wood; it has a long narrow opening at the top, and the inside is quite hollow. All the country round here is low lying swampy forest and the climate consequently hot and sticky. I usually wore a sarong (Kikoi) which proved a comfortable and cool dress for walking'.

Dates: 1935 - 1936
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

Self at Ekibondo being fatherly, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/99
Scope and Contents

Showing Powell with a baby on his knee.

Dates: 1935 - 1936
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

Self, on the roof of a Congo River steamer, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/520
Scope and Contents

Showing Powell seated in a chair with the riverbank in the background. The caption continues: 'Watching monotonous miles of forested banks'.

Dates: 1934
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 girls have a craving for tobacco, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/100
Scope and Contents

Showing Powell giving tobacco to Bangwa girls.

Dates: 1935 - 1936
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

W. Powell collection on Africa 1930s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M-O
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs on 125 brown loose album sheets. There are two 'Title pages' which have been transcribed at Y304M and Y304N, dated 1934 and 1935-36. The album sheets which appear to correspond with these have been housed with them, and briefly listed, but as explained in the note on Y304M, the writing is not always clear, and the order is a tentative one. In addition there are seven sheets with photographs of Algeria, Morocco and Niger, and as the first two are not listed on...
Dates: 1930 - 1939
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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