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Cochin, April - November 1929, 1929-04 - 1929-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022RRR

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

A collection of albums containing photographs, the majority taken by A.C. McKay but some by R.V. Kamath and by professional photographers.

The collection consists of photographs mostly 85 x 60 mm, but with occasional enlargements, carefully mounted in large albums and described in some detail in clear white writing on the black leaves. Each album is numbered on the spine, and clearly formed part of a larger collection than has been received.

McKay was a prolific photographer, and these albums reflect his interests - sailing, golf, travels at weekends along lagoons and by road into the interior, Scouting, and social life. He also took an interest in the way of life of the people and from time to time grouped material together under one subject. In view of the substantial size of this collection and the detailed descriptions provided in the albums, individual listing has not been attempted, but photographs are noted under broad subjects. In a number of cases enlargements are stuck in the same album as the originals, and it is probable that there was also some duplication when he gathered material on the same subject together. No attempt has been made to identify such duplicates. Though the final album does not relate to India, it has been kept, and listed, with the rest of the McKay collection for convenience.


  • 1929-04 - 1929-11


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1 album(s) (138 images in 1 album)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

McKay Album 9




McKay, Alan Campbell, 1904-1984, banker (?)

Finding aid date

2004-04-21 14:56:16+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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