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Guide to the Hippolyte Arnoux, Canal du Suez 19th century

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Descriptive Summary


Arnoux, Hippolyte, Canal du Suez


19th century

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 263


1 volume


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


A bound volume containing approximately 30 photographs of the Suez Canal. Most photographs do not have labels.

Information on Use


The manuscript is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Arnoux, Hippolyte, Canal du Suez, Crerar Ms 263, Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

A book into which unlabeled photographs have been pasted. The photographs depict the Suez Canal from various vantage points, with and without water traffic. Some of the photos do not depict ships, instead showing the machinery used to build the canal, its workers, and the lodgings and other buildings beside the canal in which workers lodged. One picture depicts freight being prepared to load onto boats and traverse the canal. Some show individual ships, while others take a wider scope and depict several ships moving through the canal. One of the last images is a map of the canal labeled in French. There is also a picture of a camel and its guide.

Index/finding aid [1998-005

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Subject Headings


Crerar Ms 263