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The annexation of Wutho - a fight in the jungle, 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0115/Y3029M/272

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

This collection is mostly of albumen prints of photographs taken in Burma [Myanmar] in the later nineteenth century. Many are captioned and the captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles supplied by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets. Many photographs have been identified as the work of Felix Beato. All of these photographs belonged to Rodway Swinhoe (1863-1927), who may have bought them after the closure of Beato's emporium in Mandalay c.1906. On none of the photographs is Beato noted as the photographer, but many appear in published works where he or his firm are given credit, including: Alice Marion Rowlands Hart, 'Picturesque Burma, Past and Present' (1897); Gwendolen Trench Gascoigne, 'Among pagodas and fair ladies, an account of a tour through Burma' (1896); George W. Bird, 'Wanderings in Burma' (1897).


  • 1887


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Existence and Location of Copies

Copies of this photograph and held at Y3029M/255 and Y3029A/12.

Repository Details

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