Visit of the Duke and Duchess of York to Uganda 1925

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/Y3045I
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      86 item(s) 86 images

Scope and Content

Collection of loose mostly uncaptioned prints, chiefly relating to the visit of Duke and Duchess of York (later H.M. King George VI and H.M. Queen Elizabeth) to Uganda in February-March 1925. An attempt has been made to identify the photographs from the published programme of the visit, and cuttings relating to it, which were presented with the photographs, and also other printed works such as 'King George VI: his life and reign' by John Wheeler-Bennett (1958). It seems likely that numbers 1-61 relate to the Royal visit and in particular to hunting expeditions; 62-80 are Ugandan scenes and ceremonies and 81-86 are miscellaneous views, probably mainly in England and presumably relating to the Jarvis family.

Y3045I/46 is by H.J. Roemele.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Blackwell Jarvis, CMG (1873-1950), Chief Secretary Uganda 1918-1927, was acting Governor at the time of the Visit of the Duke and Duchess of York to Uganda 1925. He died at Downash House, Kent in 1975, leaving Mrs. Edith Jarvis his widow.

Access Information

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 (

Acquisition Information

Presented by M.J. Chandler, Archivist of Barbados, from the bequest of Mrs. Edith Jarvis, 1976.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Alternative Form Available

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 70-71.

Additional Information

This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Jarvis, Edward Blackwell, d 1975