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Giri (river)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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A Gombe man near Sikoru, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/275
Scope and Contents

The full caption reads: 'A Gombe man near Sikoru, in the Giri Swamp who had the misfortune to burn off his lower jaw by smoking himself unconscious with 'has[h]ish' and falling forwards into a fire'.

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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Across the Giri swamps. Loading my tiny little canoes at Sikoru, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/224
Scope and Contents

Between the Ubangi and Congo (Zaire) rivers (formerly the Belgian Congo). The caption on the album page reads: 'The Giri Swamps lie between the Ubangui and the Congo Rivers. A greater part of the swamp is flooded primeval 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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[In the Giri swamps], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/229
Scope and Contents

Between the Ubangi and Congo (Zaire) rivers (formerly the Belgian Congo). The caption reads: 'Two days through flooded forest pushing our little canoes through the undergrowth, and under roots of huge trees'.

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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[In the Giri swamps], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/230
Scope and Contents

Between the Ubangi and Congo (Zaire) rivers (formerly the Belgian Congo). The caption reads: 'A few square feet of damp soil where I spent the night'.

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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[In the Giri swamps] - and at Banana, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/225
Scope and Contents

Showing canoes being loaded or unloaded. The caption on the album page reads: 'The Giri Swamps lie between the Ubangui and the Congo Rivers. A greater part of the swamp is flooded primeval 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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Sikoru village in the Giri swamp, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/226
Scope and Contents

The caption on the album page reads: 'The Giri Swamps lie between the Ubangui and the Congo Rivers. A greater part of the swamp is flooded primeval 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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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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We lost our way in the long grass, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/227
Scope and Contents

Showing several the canoes in the long grass of the swamps. One of the guides appears to be scratching his head. 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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