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Congo (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 463 Collections and/or Records:

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The Chef de Poste of Boga and escort of Askaris, Semliki River, (n.d.) [i.e. no date]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/159
Scope and Contents

104 x 79 mm. A view showing the Boga Chef de Poste and his askaris standing on the left (Congo) bank of the Semliki River near Lessi. The rows of wooden stakes in the river are fish traps.

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 of Loango, 1817 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 343/14
Scope and Contents

An undated print of an engraving by G. Child from a picture by Olfert Dapper, 'Plate 189, No. 109, Vol. 2, pa. 401'.

Dates: 1817 - 1866
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 crater, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/316
Scope and Contents

The caption continues: 'The edge of the crater can first be seen on extreme right of photograph. The smoke is usually bad like this during the rains'. A caption on the album page reads: 'Nyamlagira, an active volcano in the Parc National Albert. Belgian Congo [i.e. Congo]'. An active volcano to the north of Lake Kivu, Zaire.

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).
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The crater, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/318
Scope and Contents

The caption continues: 'The edge of the crater can first be seen on extreme right of photograph. The smoke is usually bad like this during the rains'. A caption on the album page reads: 'Nyamlagira, an active volcano in the Parc National Albert. Belgian Congo [i.e. Congo]'. An active volcano to the north of Lake Kivu, Zaire.

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).
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THE EDUNDU DRUM, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/111
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 41 album sheets. Typed on a piece of paper stuck on one album sheet is: 'ALBUM 2. All the photographs in this album were taken by me, on a safari from Victoria (B. Cameroons) to Port Sudan. This journey lasted from April 7/35 till August 2/36. The photographs are of anthropological interest only, and deal mostly with the Mangbetu tribe in the northern Congo; the Karamojong in Northern Uganda, and various tribes in the southern Sudan. I was using only a...
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).
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The ferry crossing to take me into the Congo at Bweramule in the Semliki Valley, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/173
Scope and Contents

Showing a man in a large canoe on a river. Near the western slopes of the Ruwenzori mountains.

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).
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The Giri was like the Norfolk Broads here, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/228
Scope and Contents

Showing the Giri River. Between the Ubangi and Congo (Zaire) rivers (formerly the Belgian Congo).

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).
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The girl at Megrindra who always made zombi for me, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/120
Scope and Contents

The caption below the photograph continues: 'Zombi is a delicious dish made from zaratta - a kind of spinach, and palm oil. She was always singing this little ditty which went like 'Three blind mice'. 'Ya, ho, hay / pa, po. hay / ya, oh, hay / endela pa pa gaunzi bo / cato yo yo genyi bo / ya, oh, hay'.

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).
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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).
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The Green Crater Lake, 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/197
Scope and Contents

115 x 80 mm. General view.

Dates: 1941
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 hut I spent two days in at Pambirie, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/69
Scope and Contents

The caption below the photograph continues: 'The Mangbetu youths are very skilled at archery, and here are some eager competitors for a five franc note I pinned to a palm tree'.

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).
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The Little Red Ituri Forest Buffalo (B. nanus) 1913, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/219
Scope and Contents

115 x 85 mm. A view showing an old bull shot by Christy in the Ituri Forest.

Dates: 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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The Massive Black Buffalo (B. Caffer) (n.d.)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/205
Scope and Contents

97 x 75 mm. A view showing the corpse of a large black buffalo shot near Bukama, Katanga, with a hunting rifle propped against the body.

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 Massive Black Buffalo (B. Caffer) (n.d.)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/206
Scope and Contents

97 x 75 mm. A view showing the corpse of a large black buffalo shot near Bukama, Katanga, with a hunting rifle propped against the body.

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 May-ya-moto hot springs, 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/215
Scope and Contents

115 x 85 mm. General view.

Dates: 1939 - 1941
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 Mosembo grass skirt], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/281
Scope and Contents

The caption on the album page reads: 'The Mosembo grass skirt, taken at Batanga on Ubangui River, Belgian Congo [i.e. Congo]. Some of the younger girls put on as many as six and get a full ballet skirt effect'.

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).
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[The Mosembo grass skirt], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/282
Scope and Contents

As worn by Mosambo women. The caption reads: 'They are dyed and smoked jet black'.

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).
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The Mosembo grass skirt, taken at Batanga on Ubangui River, Belgian Congo [i.e. Congo], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/280
Scope and Contents

The caption continues: 'Some of the younger girls put on as many as six and get a full ballet skirt effect'.

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).
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The Negbanzi trumpet, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/107
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 41 album sheets. Typed on a piece of paper stuck on one album sheet is: 'ALBUM 2. All the photographs in this album were taken by me, on a safari from Victoria (B. Cameroons) to Port Sudan. This journey lasted from April 7/35 till August 2/36. The photographs are of anthropological interest only, and deal mostly with the Mangbetu tribe in the northern Congo; the Karamojong in Northern Uganda, and various tribes in the southern Sudan. I was using only a...
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).
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The negbanzi [trumpet] as it is blown, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/108
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 41 album sheets. Typed on a piece of paper stuck on one album sheet is: 'ALBUM 2. All the photographs in this album were taken by me, on a safari from Victoria (B. Cameroons) to Port Sudan. This journey lasted from April 7/35 till August 2/36. The photographs are of anthropological interest only, and deal mostly with the Mangbetu tribe in the northern Congo; the Karamojong in Northern Uganda, and various tribes in the southern Sudan. I was using only a...
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).
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The negbe as worn by Marire, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/97
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 41 album sheets. Typed on a piece of paper stuck on one album sheet is: 'ALBUM 2. All the photographs in this album were taken by me, on a safari from Victoria (B. Cameroons) to Port Sudan. This journey lasted from April 7/35 till August 2/36. The photographs are of anthropological interest only, and deal mostly with the Mangbetu tribe in the northern Congo; the Karamojong in Northern Uganda, and various tribes in the southern Sudan. I was using only a...
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).
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The Semliki river, 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/235
Scope and Contents

115 x 85 mm. General view. There is a river boat made out of a hollowed out tree trunk beside the bank.

Dates: 1939 - 1941
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 square-lipped or white rhinoceros, Bodjo, Upper Wele, Congo, 1915, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/202
Scope and Contents

95 x 74 mm. A view showing a white rhinoceros shot by Christy in order to capture its calf for the Antwerp Zoological Gardens.

Dates: 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).
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The square-lipped or white rhinoceros, Bodjo, Upper Wele, Congo, 1915, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/203
Scope and Contents

95 x 74 mm. A view showing a white rhinoceros shot by Christy in order to capture its calf for the Antwerp Zoological Gardens.

Dates: 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).
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The square-lipped or white rhinoceros, Bodjo, Upper Wele, Congo, 1915, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/204
Scope and Contents

95 x 74 mm. A view showing a white rhinoceros shot by Christy in order to capture its calf for the Antwerp Zoological Gardens.

Dates: 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).

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