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Panorama of Simla

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 86

Scope and Contents

The panorama is approximately 3810 x 534 mm. in size. An accompanying note indicates that it was painted from sketches in Rugby during the 1860s. As the panorama includes Christ Church, completed in 1854, the sketches may have dated from after the death of Lady Tennant's husband.


  • Creation: 1865


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Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth Louisa Tennant (1803-1882) was the wife of Brigadier General Sir James Tennant K.C.B. (1789-1854) of the Bengal Artillery. She remained in India until 1857, and was living in Rugby in the 1860s.


.01 cubic metre(s) (1 tube) : watercolour

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 22

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Dr Hugh Martin Leake (1878-1977), grandson of Lady Tennant, 1952.


The collection is described in 'Royal Commonwealth Society library notes', no. 236, April 1980, pp. 3-4. There is further biographical information in no. 254, April 1983, p.1.


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


Tennant, Elizabeth Louisa, 1803-1882, Lady Tennant

Includes index.
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Language of description
Script of description

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