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Prinsep's Ghat, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022BB/53

Scope and Contents

160x103mm. View from New Strand Road of Prinsep's Ghat, a colonnade of Ionic columns and pilasters built around the landing stage on the Hooghly just below the S.W. corner of Fort William. This was erected in the 1840s by the citizens of Calcutta to honour the memory of James Prinsep (1799-1840), the polymathic assay master of the Calcutta Mint who was in addition architect, artist, engineer and scholar. The ghat was originally at the water's edge, but later land reclamation moved it away from the bank, (Massey p.82).


  • Creation: 1880 - 1889


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Finding aid date

2011-03-04 12:00:29+00:00

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