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Collection Level Description: Captain Benguey Photographs

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2358
Title: Captain Benguey Photographs
Dates of Creation: 1905
Extent: 24 slides
Physical Description: Two of the slides are broken.

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Captain Benguey was an administrator in Cote d'Ivoire, [c1900s].

Scope and Content

Twenty-four stereoscopic glass slides of scenes in Coomassie (Kumasi), Ghana, taken by Captain Benguey on visit there in 1905, accompanied by J.E. Fell, provincial commissioner.

System of Arrangement

The slides were originally catalogued as a book with shelfmark 722.11 s. 12.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Miss C. Fell (daughter of J.E. Fell?).

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Access Points

Benguey | fl 1905 | Captain French colonial administrator | Ivory Coast

Ghana | Description and travel | Views


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