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The Vale of Kashmir seen under a cloud 1875, 1875-06 - 1875-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022MM

Scope and Contents

Manuscript narrative of a two-month hunting expedition in June-July 1875 undertaken by three army officers 'under a cloud' as they travelled without official passes of the Kashmir Government, hence the pseudonyms of 'Colonel Jones' and 'Major Robinson'. The third, 'General Brown' did not complete the journey. 'Major Robinson' was Hubert Richard Lovett (1854-1908), then a Lieutenant in the 60th Rifles. They journeyed from Sialkot into the Pir Panjal range, along the Jhelum River and finished at Murree. The jocular narrative occupies 48 pages, and is followed by 'Six weeks in a French Vicarage by Hubert Richard Lovett' (19 pp.). Ten of the photographs are inserted in the former, the other in the latter. 1,2 and 4 relate directly to the expedition, 3 and 5-10 are purchased items from Frith's series.


  • 1875-06 - 1875-07

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1 volume(s) (11 images in 1 volume)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The photographs are in good condition, apart from slight buckling due to being pasted in.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: South Asia, fiche number 66.

Related Materials

For brief biographical information on Hubert Richard Lovett see Y3022MM-PP.





Finding aid date

2004-03-11 16:01:22+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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