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Indian transport elephant in Uganda, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/65

Scope and Contents

84 x 113 mm. Showing Futke and her mahout in Uganda. Futke, who arrived in Entebbe with her mahout on January 25 1909, had a short but eventful and extremely amusing stay in Uganda.


  • Creation: 1906 - 1911


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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some dirt marks.

Related Materials

For further details and other photographs of Futke refer to the Hesketh Bell Collection, Y3011D/38, Y3011D/45 - Y3011D/47 and Y3011D/69.


The adventures of Futke, the elephant are recorded in Bell, Hesketh (1946) 'Glimpses of a Governor's life', London: S Low, Marston and Co Ltd, Chapter 26 and in Thomas, H.B, (n.d.), 'Uganda Journal', Vol.4, pp. 51-55.





Finding aid date

2002-11-04 11:25:59+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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