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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Papers of Peter Allen and Joan Cundall relating to Uganda

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 397
Scope and Contents

Comprises material relating to the Ugandan Civil Service in the colonial period and in the years immediately prior to independence from Britain in 1962 including reports, official publications, news cuttings, and photographs. There are also photographs, ephemera and organisational notes from the royal tours directed by Peter Allen, and some examples of Joan Cundall Allen's original artwork.

Dates: 1936 - 2016
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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Wilfred Court collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302Q
Content Description A collection largely of photographic slides and prints taken by the architect Wilfred Court (1929-2011) documenting his work and travels in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana and Nigeria from the 1950s to 1968, as well as documenting return visits to India and Ghana later in his life. The slides and photographs have been catalogued following a listing provided by Court, and his own system of numbering and labelling has been maintained. The collection also includes three digitised home...
Dates: 1954 - 2005
Conditions Governing Access: The photographic slides have been digitised in their entirety. For ease of access, please use the high-resolution images available on Cambridge Digital Library. The other born-digital material in this collection (cinefilms and diaries) is not yet accessible in the Manuscripts Reading Room - please contact the RCS curator for access copies.