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Syria (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Albums by Francis Frith

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A-C
Scope and Contents This collection consists of printed published volumes illustrated with albumen prints tipped on to the leaves with detailed text accompanying each photograph.The landscape and monumental remains of Egypt and the Middle East had exercised a profound fascination upon the European imagination for centuries, but it was only in the 19th century - and particularly after the impetus of Napolean's Egyptian campaign of 1798 - that visitors arrived in any great numbers. Scholars, adventurers...
Dates: 1857 - 1860
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

Banias, the ancient Caesarea Philippi, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/14
Scope and Contents

229 x 162 mm. A view showing overgrown and crumbling ruins at Banias, forty miles south west of Damascus, with hills in the background.

Dates: 1857
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

Banias, the ancient Caesarea Philippi, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/31
Scope and Contents

222 x 158 mm. A view showing overgrown and crumbling ruins at Banias, forty miles south west of Damascus, with hills in the background.

Dates: 1860
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

Chapter 22, 1917-07-22 - 1919-06-27

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 356/3/5
Scope and Contents

30 sheets.

Dates: 1917-07-22 - 1919-06-27
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

Damascus, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A/22
Scope and Contents

214 x 161 mm. A view taken from a rooftop near the east gate, looking over the flat rooftops of Damascus towards a distant mountain. The commentary contains a disquisition on the romanticism of writers' and artists' views of the east and the counterbalance provided by photography.

Dates: 1857
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

Damascus, 1925 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011L/1
Scope and Contents

170 x 121 mm.

Dates: 1925 - 1927
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

Distant view of Damascus, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/6
Scope and Contents

222 x 152 mm. A view looking towards the distant city from Salihiyeh with a ruined church (unidentified) in the foreground.

Dates: 1857
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

Distant view of Damascus, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/33
Scope and Contents

223 x 158 mm. A view looking towards the distant city from Salihiyeh with a ruined church (unidentified) in the foreground.

Dates: 1860
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).
 Series

Egypt and Palestine diaries, 1925-01-20 - 1925-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 53/3
Scope and Contents

Two diaries describing Williams' visit. Many of the entries appear to be paraphrases or copies of guide book entries.

Dates: 1925-01-20 - 1925-04-15
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

Egypt and Palestine - Frith - Volume I, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A
Scope and Contents

An album of photographs of scenes within Egypt and Palestine.

Dates: 1857
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

Egypt and Palestine - Frith - Volume II, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B
Scope and Contents

An album of photographs of scenes within Egypt and Palestine.

Dates: 1857
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

Mary Ruth CSM as a young woman, 1890 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043KK/36
Scope and Contents

85 x 135 mm. Mary Ward helped to pay for the early training of Mary Ruth who eventually became Mother Superior of the Convent of St Michael and All Angels in South Africa.

Dates: 1890 - 1910
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

Sinai and Palestine - Frith, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C
Scope and Contents

An album of photographs of scenes within Sinai and Palestine.

Dates: 1860
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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St. Paul's wall, Damascus, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/32
Scope and Contents 225 x 159 mm. A view from outside the city looking along the perimeter wall. Frith comments: 'The subject of the present picture is the traditional site of St. Paul's midnight adventure - the suppository part of the wall from which je was let down in a basket and escaped the military guard of Aretas. It is on the south side of the city, where the country is open, and appears to be of roman date. In various places the modern houses project over the wall, affording illustrations of the...
Dates: 1860
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

The Holy Land [i.e. Palestine], Egypt, Constantinople [i.e. Istanbul], Athens, etc. etc. 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214D
Scope and Contents

Printed volume with text by W.M. Thomson illustrated with photographs taken by Francis Bedford. The photographs were taken whilst Bedford accompanied the Prince of Wales on his tour of the Middle East in 1862 and were published as an inexpensive alternative to Bedford (1863). The accompanying text in this volume is described as 'designedly of a popular character'.

Dates: 1865
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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The street called Straight, Damascus, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/1
Scope and Contents

114 x 142 mm. A view looking through the eastern gate and along the cobbled street, with ramshackle houses lining the way.

Dates: 1860
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: Alan Charlton, 2021

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 210
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2021
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.

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