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||Institute of Education Collection
||Inter-University Council Collection
||South African Cricketer in the Western Desert [i.e. As Sahra' al Gharbiyah]
||Sir Raynor Arthur Collection
||Imperial Forestry Institute, Oxford, Group Photograph, 1926
||F.G. Banks photographs
||Young collection on Gibraltar 1885
||Gibraltar from end of Old [mistitled] Mole. c.1880
||Photographs of Gibraltar, circa 1895
||Photographs of Gibraltar, circa 1935
||Photographs of Gibraltar, circa 1965
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F.G. Banks photographs
||F.G. Banks photographs
||Banks, Frederick Grant, 1875-1954, trader and planter
||circa 1880-circa 1952 (Dates approximate (estimated with reference to Banks' biographical details).)
|Extent and Medium
||6 images in XXXXXXXX; In good condition, unless otherwise indicated.
||Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
|Content and context|
Frederick Grant Banks was born in London in 1875. In the mid 1880s his family moved to New Zealand, where he attended Christ's College, Canterbury, and the Lincoln Agricultural College. After his father's death, Banks left for Africa, landing in Mombassa in March 1896. He was successively a trader, a government official (in agricultural and forestry work), a planter, an elephant hunter, a game ranger and again a planter, in Kenya and, for most of his career, Uganda. In 1951 he retired to London where he died three years later.
The photographs are housed at RCMS 167. Captions are from information supplied by H.B. Thomas and C.R.S. Pitman.
Presented by H.B. Thomas and C.R.S. Pitman in 1968.
Access and Use|
Please cite as Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library, F.G. Banks photographs, Y3011ZZ
An account of Bank's career appears in: Matson, A.T. (1973), 'Letters of a Pioneer Uganda Trader and Planter', The Royal Commonwealth Society, Library Notes, no. 189. For further information on Bank's letters see: Matson, A.T. (1975), Report on the Letters of Frederick Grant Banks (1875-1954) in Uganda, 1896-1905, London : Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, 1975
The RCS Collection also contains:
a) circa 70 letters from Banks to his widowed mother and two sisters;
b) six folders of correspondence and notes of C.R.S. Pitman, H.B. Thomas and others with further details of F.G. Banks.
These are housed at RCMS 167.
This collection level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
|Banks, Frederick Grant (1875-1954) trader and planter|
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