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Congo (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 463 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

[Flowers], 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/238
Scope and Contents

85 x 110 mm. Showing a stem of picked flowers.

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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Fly boys, Leopoldville [i.e. Kinshasa] 1903, 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/41
Scope and Contents

97 x 74 mm (mounted on card). A view showing a row of African youths equipped with butterfly nets in order to catch tsetse flies for analysis.

Dates: 1903
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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Fly boys [Leopoldville i.e. Kinshasa] 1903, 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/42
Scope and Contents

98 X 74 mm. Mounted on card. A view showing fly boys wading across a river, with a European in the centre of the group. They are equipped with butterfly nets and are catching tsetse flies for analysis.

Dates: 1903
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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Forest scene on the river, 1921 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304P/3
Scope and Contents

51 x 35.5 mm. Photographer unknown, possibly A.G. Cooke.

Dates: 1921 - 1923
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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Forest scene on the river, 1921 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304P/4
Scope and Contents

51 x 41 mm. More turbulent than Y304P/3. Photographer unknown, possibly A.G. Cooke.

Dates: 1921 - 1923
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

From west to east through Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 123
Scope and Contents An illustrated diary of Christopher Barlow's journey from Kano, 23 February 1928, through French Equatorial Africa, Belgium Congo, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, arriving at Mombasa on 27 March, a total of nearly 3,500 miles. On pages iii-iv is a list of journeys undertaken by Barlow, 9 March 1927-19 February 1928. The volume includes thirty inserted photographs, as well as a copy of Barlow's entry in the 'Nigeria Civil Service list', 1929, and a letter to the Librarian of the Royal Empire...
Dates: 1928 - 1929
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

From West to East through Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304F
Scope and Contents Bound volume 'for Private Circulation only' of 50 pages of typescript reproduced on thin card, illustrated by photographs, measuring 105 x 60 mm, taken (with the exception of plate 1) by the writer. All are dated and, in most cases, timed. The captions have been amplified in some cases from the text of the diary.This book is the record of a car journey, February-March 1928, when he went on leave by driving from Kano to Mombasa via French Equatorial Africa, the Belgian Congo, the...
Dates: 1928-02 - 1928-03
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

[Full-length portrait], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/231
Scope and Contents

A caption on the album page reads: 'I met this Orange[?] man in the Eturi forest in the Congo near Mumbasa. He has a wig of monkies hair'. Met on trek from M'bogo to Iruma in Upper 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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[Full-length portrait of a woman], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/503
Scope and Contents

The caption on the album page reads: 'At Gabrui'.

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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General view of the Falls, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304P/1
Scope and Contents

51 x 41 mm.

Dates: 1922
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

General view of the Falls, 1921 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304P/6
Scope and Contents

38 x 30 mm. Photographer unknown, possibly A.G. Cooke.

Dates: 1921 - 1923
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

[Girl], 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/229
Scope and Contents

50 x 95 mm. Showing a girl stood posing for the camera.

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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[Girl playing a stringed instrument.], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/112
Scope and Contents

The caption below the photograph reads: 'The girls at Ekibondo played single stringed instruments like this. It is rather like a bow, and by altering the pressure of the teeth on the wood and twanging at the same time, they could play quite pleasing little ditties. When a number were playing together it was most effective'.

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

[Girls in the Alumbi country], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/411
Scope and Contents

Northeastern 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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[Gombe women], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/277
Scope and Contents

The caption reads: 'My Gombe lady carriers from Burburu to Sikoru wearing grass skirts, which swing like kilts'.

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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Hair dressing at Ekibondo, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/23
Scope and Contents

The caption at the bottom right-hand corner of the album page continues: 'All the girls were very clever at this, and I saw no one person specializing in the art. I was amazed to see what a mop of hair they have when they have all their plaits combed out. They use only a sharpened bone to work with. On this page there are two different styles of dressing'.

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

Hair dressing at Ekibondo, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/24
Scope and Contents

The caption at the bottom right-hand corner of the album page continues: 'All the girls were very clever at this, and I saw no one person specializing in the art. I was amazed to see what a mop of hair they have when they have all their plaits combed out. They use only a sharpened bone to work with. On this page there are two different styles of dressing'.

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

Hair dressing at Ekibondo, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/25
Scope and Contents

The caption at the bottom right-hand corner of the album page continues: 'All the girls were very clever at this, and I saw no one person specializing in the art. I was amazed to see what a mop of hair they have when they have all their plaits combed out. They use only a sharpened bone to work with. On this page there are two different styles of dressing'.

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

[Head and shoulders portrait], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/233
Scope and Contents

A caption on the album page reads: 'I met this Orange[?] man in the Eturi forest in the Congo near Mumbasa. He has a wig of monkies hair'. Met on trek from M'bogo to Iruma in Upper 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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[Head and shoulders portrait], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/301
Scope and Contents

The caption on the album page reads: 'Batwa (pigmies) in the Eturi Forest'.

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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[Head and shoulders portrait], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/303
Scope and Contents

The caption on the album page reads: 'Mobira. Near Irumu N.E. 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).
 Item

[Head and shoulders portrait of a woman], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/304
Scope and Contents

The caption on the album page reads: 'Mobira. Near Irumu N.E. 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).
 Item

[Head of a member of the Mangbetu tribe], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/52
Scope and Contents

One of a three photographs showing head shapes. The caption at the bottom of the album page reads: 'Three extremely well shaped Mangbetu heads. (Bottom Bangwa boy.) The scar caused by the binding is very noticeable in the top right photograph [Y304N/53]. All the Mangbetu have this scar'.

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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[Head of a member of the Mangbetu tribe], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/53
Scope and Contents

One of a three photographs showing head shapes. The caption at the bottom of the album page reads: 'Three extremely well shaped Mangbetu heads. (Bottom Bangwa boy.) The scar caused by the binding is very noticeable in the top right photograph [Y304N/53]. All the Mangbetu have this scar'.

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

Head of the giant forest hog, a male shot near Poko, Wele District

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/222
Scope and Contents

112 x 157 mm. A view showing the severed head of a giant hog; 'the grotesque whitish eye warts and the characteristic erectness of the bristles of the coat are well seen'. Photograph by C.A. Reid.

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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