Catalogue of the papers of Kenneth Rossi, 1945-8

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Papers of Kenneth Rossi, 1945-8

Abstract:
Typescript book and photographs relating to British Somaliland, 1945-8

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2375/1-3

Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content

Copy of typescript book and two albums containing copies of photographs of British Somaliland, 1945-8.

Acquisition

Given by Ken Rossi, via Professor R.H. Friend, 21 Jan. 2002.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Afr. s. 2375/1, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Rossi | Kenneth | fl 1945-8

Place names (NCA Rules)

British Somaliland--Africa

Descriptive List


'Somaliland the God-Forsaken. A Record of Personal Observation K.L. Rossi, 1947', photocopied typescript, 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Afr. s. 2375/1
Extent: v + 250 leaves
Binding: Black ring-binder

'A photographic record of British Somaliland 1945-8 in 300 photos', containing copies of the original photographs, 1945-8
Shelfmark: MS. Afr. s. 2375/2
Extent: 57 leaves
Binding: Vinyl binder

Scope and Content:

Contains photographs of indigenous people; their housing, and livestock; vegetation, and landscapes. There are also photographs of the following places: (fol. 27) Berbera, (fol. 29) mosque at Zeilah, (fol. 30) Saad-al-Din, (fols. 32-4, 37-8) escarpment at Daloh, (fols. 36, 39-42) Gan Lebah, (fols. 44-7) The Sheikh Pass, and (fols. 48-9) government buildings at Hargeisa. Most of the photographs have descriptions written underneath. The album also contains (fol. 1) a description of the equipment used to take the original photographs and (fol. 5) a map of Somaliland.


Photograph album of British Somaliland, containing copies of the original photographs, 1945-8
Shelfmark: MS. Afr. s. 2375/3
Extent: 52 leaves
Binding: Vinyl binder

Scope and Content:

Contains photographs of indigenous people; their clothing, settlements, and livestock; fish; wildlife; vegetation; soil erosion; landscapes and aerial views. There are also photographs of the following places: (fol. 20) Erigavo, Las Anod and Borama, (fol. 21) Kirit, Hudin, Ainabo and Wadmago, (fols. 22-3) Zeilah, (fol. 25) Saad al Din, and (fol. 52) Medishi. Many of the photographs have descriptions written underneath.


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