Newscuttings on Africa and South East Asia

Scope and Content

The principal part of the collection is a set of thirteen scrapbooks of newscuttings relating to East Africa, particularly Kenya and Tanganyika. The rest of the collection consists of a volume of cuttings relating to post-war trading opportunities in Nigeria and three scrapbooks concerning rubber and mining in South East Asia.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hildegarde Beatrice Hinde (née Ginsburg) was the wife of Sidney Langford Hinde (1863-1930), whom she married in 1897. Sidney Hinde served in the Congo, 1891-1894, and was a medical and administrative officer in the East African Protectorate (Kenya), 1895-1915. Hildegarde Hinde was the author of 'Some problems of East Africa' (London, 1926) and, with her husband, 'The last of the Masai' (London 1901). She died on 20 February 1959, aged 88.

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 Hildegarde Hinde.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Some of the newscuttings are delicate and prone to disintegration.

Related Material

Earlier volumes of cuttings presented by Hildegarde Hinde were destroyed by enemy action in 1941.

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS.

Hinde, Hildegarde Beatrice, d 1959, née Ginsburg