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Guide to the Sierra Leone photograph album Bernath Mss 306
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Existence and Location of Copies
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Sierra Leone photograph album
    Identifier/Call Number: Bernath Mss 306
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1907
    Abstract: The collection contains 71 black/white images, most silver gelatin snapshots, some with dates and captions in English, in a partially filled album.
    Physical location: Del Norte
    Language of Materials: The collection is in English.
    General Physical Description note: (1 half-size document box)

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sierra Leone photograph album, Bernath Mss 306. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Library purchase, 2008.

    Existence and Location of Copies

    DVD copy with album. In addition, DVD content has been copied onto "repository" drive in folders corresponding to the mss number.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains 71 black/white images, most silver gelatin snapshots, some with dates and captions in English, in a partially filled album. The unnamed compiler likely was British, possibly a colonial administrator, businessman, or family member. Early images are of the outward bound voyage on the S.S. Nigeria in Nov. 1906, passengers and crew, as well as scenes of the coast, including Freetown. Also, other scenes of Freetown, including the wharf, Marley's Extension, Boia railway station and tracks, local inhabitants and residences, Tai River and village, Mano Station, town of Bo, Ayo Ville hotel at Waterloo, European-style buildings and construction, boat building for the Sierra Leone Coaling Company, King Tom Jetty, King Jemmy [Jimmy] Bay and boats, local military and band, with European officers, on parade and with artillery, European men (including a Dr. Bower) and women in groups at leisure and in hammocks. The latest dated photograph is Dec. 4, 1907.
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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Photograph albums
    Sierra Leone--Pictorial works