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Gordon James collection

Call Number: MS 1392

Scope and Contents

The Gordon James Collection consists of three albums of photographs taken in South Africa, 1900-1905. They show early mining operations (presumably for copper) in Tsumeb, Guchab, and Asis, 1900-1901; and scenery, daily life, and game animals. It is not clear whether James took the photographs himself.


  • 1900-1905


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to Manuscripts and Archives from the African Collection in July 1984.


The material is arranged chronologically.


0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


The collection consists of three photograph albums: photographs of game animals taken in South Africa and/or Namibia, 1900; souvenir album of the Otavi Mining Expedition, German S.W. Africa, 1901; and photographs of Namaqualand, Cape Province, South Africa, 1905.

Guide to the Gordon James Collection
Under Revision
compiled by John Espy
February 1985
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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