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The Gwalior Monument or 'Pepper Box', 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022BB/45

Scope and Contents

237x268mm. View of the Gwalior Monument which stands beside the River Hooghly on Strand Road west of Fort William. The memorial was erected by the Earl of Ellenborough (Governor-General 1842-44) in 1847 in memory of those who died during the Gwalior Campaign of 1843. The structure, which was designed by Colonel Goodwyn of the Bengal Engineers, is built in Saracenic style of brick faced with Jeypore marble and is surmounted by a metal cupola supported on columns cast from captured enemy guns. In the centre is a sarcophagus inscribed with the names of those who died during the campaign. (Photographer unknown, probably Johnston and Hoffmann).


  • Creation: 1918

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Finding aid date

2011-03-04 11:04:31+00:00

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