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Journey to Cochin [Kochi]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302O

Content Description

A collection of lantern slides and two loose photographic prints, documenting a journey from the United Kingdom, via Gibraltar and the Suez, to Cochin in Kerala, India. The provenance of the collection is unknown. There appears to be a connection to the firm, William Goodacre & Sons, established in Kerala in 1862, an export/import business still operating out of Alappuzha producing coir rugs, door mats, brush mats and related products. Several of the slides are captioned Goodacre and depict the unloading of coconut shells or coir. There are also scenes of well-known colonial buildings in Bombay (Mumbai).


  • Creation: undated, [early 1900s]


0.015 cubic metre(s) (2 slide boxes containing 46 glass slides and 2 loose photographic prints)

Language of Materials



The slides were in no obvious order and have been catalogued in the order in which they were found. Where original captions exist, there have been enclosed in single quotation marks.

Custodial History

The provenance of the collection is unknown. The lantern slides were housed in a black tin with no markings; the photographs were loose. There are no clues as to how, when or by whom the photographs were assembled.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Cliff Webb in 2021.

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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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