Photographs of Bermuda 1908-1909

Scope and Content

Mounted snapshots of various sizes with handwritten captions (the captions have, in some instances, been abbreviated for this catalogue). Photographs are by Engineer Commander Donald P Green and others. They were taken in the course of one commission on board HMS 'Cornwall', a twin-screw armoured cruiser, at that time serving as a cadet training ship. During the course of 1908 'Cornwall', under the command of Captain (later Admiral) William Hall, (1870-1943), visited Malta, Canada and Bermuda, returning to Devonport in August and then paying another visit to Bermuda, again via Canada. The majority of the pictures are snapshots taken on social occasions including picnics, the marriage of one of the ship's company (with Green as best man), a pageant in Admiralty House Gardens, Bermuda and a weekend visit to Government House, Bermuda.

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

The album was the personal photograph album of Commander Green and was obtained by the Royal Commonwealth Society from a book dealer.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Alternative Form Available

This collection is available on microfiche: South America/Caribbean, fiche numbers 8-9.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Photographs are generally in fair condition.

Additional Information

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

Green, Donald P, fl 1908-1909, Engineer Commander