'Souvenir de I'Ile Maurice'

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/Y30483D
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      46 item(s) 46 images photograph

Scope and Content

Album of photographs of Mauritius, most measuring 80 x 50 mm. The first page has the stencilled title 'Souvenir de I'Ile Maurice' over an outline map of Mauritius with typed place names. On one side is written 'Madame M. Silberman avec les hommages de. S. Ly-Tio-Fane.' On the left is typed 'IMPORTANT. Les references et extraits qui s'y trouvent sont du livre Port-Luis, Deux Siecles d'Histoire, de A. Toussaint.' Toussaint's book appeared in 1936 and the photographs were probably taken not long after that date. They appear to be amateur snapshots, of good quality, if somewhat small for the buildings and scenery which are the main subjects. All are deckle-edged and mounted with silver corners.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Presented to the Royal Commonwealth Society by Miss M.A. Alcock, M.V.O., in May 1963.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Alternative Form Available

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 131.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Additional Information

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