Photographs of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Pacific Islands, the United States and Africa

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/Y302K
  • Dates of Creation
      1949-1953
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      1 album(s) 1 album

Scope and Content

Photographs of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Pacific Islands, the United States and Africa

Administrative / Biographical History

The creator of this album can be identified from a note on the inside cover, which reads 'Ranika, another little souvenir to preserve her souvenirs, Hans.' It is dated 23 February 1949 at Bangkok. Ranika is most likely Miss Veronica Maurice, the recipient of several postcards from Hans, addressed to her at Calcutta (Y302K/126). He is named in the album's captions as Hans Le Mayeur, who appears in photographs accompanied by his wife Polok (Y302K/60-61).

The album preserves original photographs and postcards recording travels by Maurice through Southeast Asia, some of the Pacific Islands, Australia, the United States and Africa, probably during 1949 and the early 1950s. The latter section of the album also includes postcards from Le Mayeur. It is possible that some of these photographs were also sent by him. Some of the photographs have been captioned on the album pages, and these have been reproduced. Many however, have no captions, and basic ones have been supplied in parenthesis.

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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Note

Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

good condition unless specified otherwise.

Additional Information

This collection description was entered by MJC.

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Maurice, Veronica