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Collection Level Description: Picture postcards collected by Arthur W. Read

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.r.233
Title: Picture postcards collected by Arthur W. Read
Dates of Creation: 1899-[ca. 1920]
Extent: 139 items
Name of Creator: Arthur W. Read

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Arthur W. Read was an engineer on the Uganda Railway.

Scope and Content

Picture postcards of scenes and people in British East Africa, South Africa and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), collected by Arthur W. Read. Many of the cards are duplicates.

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

Further Information

Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room and a handlist is also available for this collection.

Listed as no. 827 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Read | Arthur W | fl 1899-1920 | railway engineer in Uganda

Postcards | Africa

Africa, British East | Pictorial works

South Africa | Pictorial works

Zimbabwe | Pictorial works


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