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Cannes (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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Diary, 1927-01-01 - 1927-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/6
Scope and Contents

This diary records Bell’s life in retirement, much of it spent in Cannes, where he purchased land for the construction of a villa. It describes his social life, interests, personal affairs and travels. Subjects of particular interest include his reception of the GCMG from George V, the composition of ‘Foreign Colonial Administration in the Far East’ and letters to the press upon subjects such as the control of cinema in the colonies (circa 200 sheets).

Dates: 1927-01-01 - 1927-12-31
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).
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Diary, 1928-01-01 - 1928-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/7
Scope and Contents

Prominent subjects include Bell’s social life, interests and personal affairs; the purchase of a plot of land at Cannes and the construction of a villa; the completion of his book ‘Foreign Colonial Administration in the Far East’; the writing of his memoirs; attendance at the Union Coloniale Française on behalf of the government; the publication of letters in the press concerning the treatment of captive orang-utans and the education of Africans; and European travels (circa 80 sheets).

Dates: 1928-01-01 - 1928-12-31
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).
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Diary, 1929-01-01 - 1929-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/8
Scope and Contents Prominent subjects include Bell’s social life, interests and personal affairs; the construction of the villa at Cannes; the publication of ‘Foreign Colonial Administration in the Far East’ and the award of the Royal Empire Society's gold medal for it; work on two committees formed by the Colonial Office to examine the recruitment of officers for the colonial service and control of cinema in the colonies; letters to the press on the consumption of alcohol in West Africa and electoral reform...
Dates: 1929-01-01 - 1929-12-31
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).
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Diary, 1931-01-05 - 1931-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/10
Scope and Contents

Prominent subjects include Bell's social life, interests, travel and personal affairs, including a serious illness caused by heart disease; the Caribs of Dominica; attendance at the Exposition Coloniale Internationale; the Manchuria Crisis and the League of Nations; and press articles on colonial cinema, the Union Coloniale Française, France's aid to her colonies, the cultivation of bananas in West Africa, hospital transportation and Charles George Gordon (circa 100 sheets).

Dates: 1931-01-05 - 1931-12-31
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).
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Diary, 1932-01-01 - 1932-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/11
Scope and Contents

Prominent subjects include Bell’s social life, interests, travels and personal affairs; letters to the press on mortality in Mauritius and suggestions for aiding sugar planters, Manchuria and the League of Nations, unemployment, and fish; the financial crisis; the Caribs of Dominica; the composition of ‘Glimpses of a Governor’s life’; a plan for international colonial conferences; Charles George Gordon; and spiritualism (circa 100 sheets).

Dates: 1932-01-01 - 1932-12-31
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).
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Diary, 1936-01-01 - 1936-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/15
Scope and Contents

Prominent subjects include Bell’s social life, interests, personal affairs and travel; spiritualism; comments upon the deteriorating international situation; and letters to the press on the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, witchcraft, the Spanish Civil War, traffic congestion in London, and Dominica’s Caribs (circa 95 sheets).

Dates: 1936-01-01 - 1936-12-31
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).
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Diary, 1937-01-01 - 1937-08-18

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/16
Scope and Contents

Prominent subjects include Bell’s social life, interests, personal affairs and travel; the composition of ‘Glimpses of a Governor’s Life’; comments upon the abdication of Edward VIII, the coronation of George VI, the Italian invasion of Abyssinia and the Spanish Civil War; and letters to the press on the training of colonial officers, witchcraft, and cruelty to animals in film (circa 60 sheets).

Dates: 1937-01-01 - 1937-08-18
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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North Africa diary, 1922-03-06 - 1922-04-10

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 53/2
Scope and Contents

A diary describing Williams' journey to Africa and back, 138 pages. There are several references to other family travels.

Dates: 1922-03-06 - 1922-04-10
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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Synopsis of diaries, 1925-01-01 - 1931-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/4
Scope and Contents

These notes chronicle Bell’s retirement in Cannes, his interests, social life and personal affairs, and his frequent travels, including an extensive tour of the Far East during 1925-26 to examine French and Dutch methods of colonial government (circa 80 sheets).

Dates: 1925-01-01 - 1931-12-31
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).

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