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Gordon-Cumming, Constance Frederica, 1837-1924 (travel writer and painter)



  • Existence: 1837 - 1924


Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming was born on 26 May 1837 at Altyre, the daughter of Sir William Gordon-Cumming, 2nd Baronet of Altyre and Gordonstoun. She was educated at home and in Fulham, London. After spending a year in India in 1867, she developed a taste for travel, journeying widely over the next twelve years, and writing about her exploits. She died on 4 September 1924.

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Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming: Pagodas, Aurioles, and Umbrellas

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6185
Scope and Contents

Draft of article relating the history of pagods, aurioles and umbrellas in Asia. A large part of the article is devoted to umbrellas and the early role they played in lives of people in China, India, and Tibet.

Dates: 1888 (Circa)
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