West African trading activities

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/Y3043NN
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      37 item(s) 37 images

Scope and Content

An album containing photographs showing aspects of European trade in the West African coast.
The photographs occupy 28 pages of an album; plates 21-27, 30-31 and 32-34 each occupy one page. There are a number of blank pages at the back. Most of the prints have brief captions, but these are not always reliable: see, e.g., plates 10 and 15.

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).

Acquisition Information

This album, together with Y3043MM and Y3043PP, was presented to the Library in 1986-87 by Derek Holt, a member of the Liverpool family formerly involved in West African trade.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The album is loose in its binding. Some of the pages are soiled and others have been torn out. The photographs are in good condition unless otherwise specified.

Additional Information

This item level description was entered by NE and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.

DateText: Dates taken from a note on the cover of the album..