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The Vale of Kashmir seen under a cloud

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 80

Scope and Contents

A narrative by 'Colonel Jones' and 'Major Robinson' of their hunting expedition in Kashmir, 48 pages, followed by 'Six weeks in a French vicarage by Hubert Richard Lovett', 19 pages. There are ten photographs inserted in the first narrative of members of the party and of the places they visited, which included Srinagar.

Dates

  • 1875

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

During June and July 1875 three army officers undertook a hunting expedition in Kashmir. The officers travelled without official passes of the Kashmir Government, and for this reason were 'under a cloud'. They used the pseudonyms Colonel Jones, Major Robinson and General Brown, the last of whom did not complete the journey. The group travelled from Sialkot into the Pir Panjal range, along the Jhelum River, and finished at Murree.

Extent

.01 cubic metre(s) (1 volume) : paper/photograph

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

Y3022MM

Other Finding Aids

Photograph catalogue, vol. 9.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Rosemary Hanmer, 1984-1985.

Related Materials

RCMS 102, an account of three months in Tibet, 1888, was written by Hubert R. Lovett of the King's Royal Rifles, who may also be the writer of this narrative.

General

This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript photograph catalogue.

Originator(s)

Lovett, Hubert Richard, 1854-1908, army officer

Includes index.
Date
2003-09-24 12:28:54+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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