Views of Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka]
Scope and Contents
An album containing albumen prints by a number of photographers, including W.L.H. Skeen and Co., Joseph Lawton, and Colombo Apothecaries Company.
This is an important collection whose subjects include the Colombo-Kandy railway construction; archaeological views of Polonnaruwa and Anaradhapura; the tea industry; views of Colombo; and Perahera celebrations, Kandy. There are also 11 photographs of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kandy in 1897.
- 1860 - 1899
Conditions Governing Access
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact email@example.com. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
1 album(s) (92 images in 1 album)
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
The album has been repaired, retaining the original leather label on the front cover. The photographs are in good condition.
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on microfiche: South Asia, fiche number 87-89.
This item level description was entered by MJC and NE using information from the original typescript catalogue.
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