Forestry work in Mauritius

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/Y30483E
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      86 item(s) 86 images photograph

Scope and Content

Collection of photographs in a padded black album 285 x 370 mm, illustrating forestry work in Mauritius during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including views of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Pamplemousses. A title page is inscribed 'Colony of Mauritius, Forests and Gardens Department, December 1907.' All photographs are captioned in detail in a copperplate hand. However, pages 47-52 have been removed. There is an index on page 72, from which it appears that page 47 showed a rest house and pages 48-52 contained images of shooting and fishing. Plates 10, 14-21, 25-28, 35-36, 38-41, 55, 69-72 and 77-79 are approximately 25 x 75 mm. The remainder are larger, up to 200 x 150 mm.

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 to the Royal Commonwealth Society by the Commonwealth Institute in 1990.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The spine and covers of the album are damaged, but the leaves and the photographs themselves are in good condition.

Additional Information

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