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The Black Hole Monument, 1907-12 - 1908-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 3/457

Scope and Contents

Quarter plate. At corner of Dalhousie Square. [Inscription reads: This monument has been erected by Lord Curzon, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, in the year 1902 upon the site and in reproduction of the design of the original monument to the memory of the 123 persons who perished in the Black Hole prison of Old Fort William on the night of the 20th June 1756. The former memorial was raised by their surviving fellow-sufferer J.Z. Holwell, Governor of Fort William, on the spot where the bodies of the dead had been thrown into the ditch of the ravelin. It was removed in 1821].


  • Creation: 1907-12 - 1908-01


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Language of Materials



Details of the erection of the later memorial are in: Curzon, George Nathaniel Curzon (1925). The British Government in India, London : Cassell and Co, p. 150-176.



Finding aid date

2002-08-16 11:29:04+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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