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Collection Level Description: Sheba Mine Photograph Album

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.t.59
Title: Sheba Mine Photograph Album
Dates of Creation: [ca. 1885], 1896
Extent: 1 volume
Name of Creator: Unknown

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

No relevant details are available.

Scope and Content

Album of photographs of Sheba Mine, Barberton, South Africa, and surrounding areas at the time of a major gold rush, ca.1885. Included are photographs of native people in traditional dress and one loose photograph dated 1896.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in February 2004

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.

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Finding Aids

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

Access Points

Gold mines and mining | South Africa | Photographs

Sheba Mine | Barberton (South Africa)

Barberton (South Africa) | Gold discoveries

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20 December 2011