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Ginger Lilies (Hedychium coronarium) 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3079A

Scope and Contents

178 x 117 mm. Showing a kneeling Indian boy holding a large bunch of lilies and was used as a Christmas card by Sir Everard Im Thurn. The mimeographed message on the reverse reads 'Ginger lilies' (Hedychium coronarium). Xmas 1891. With best wishes from Everard F. Im Thurn.' Im Thurn's fine collection of ethnographical photography is in the possession of the Royal Anthropological Institute (of which society he was President 1919-20).


  • Creation: 1891


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Biographical / Historical

Sir Everard Ferdinand Im Thurn (1852-1932) was, before his terms of office in the Colonial Service, curator of the British Guiana Museum from 1877-82 and a keen explorer in that country (being the first to climb Mt. Roraima).


1 item(s) (1 image)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: South America/Caribbean, fiche number 30.

CN 3175.


This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Thurn, Sir Everard Ferdinand Im, 1852-1932, Knight, Governor of Fiji

Includes index.
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