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R. Elsy Collection on India and Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L

Scope and Contents

An album of albumen prints by John Edward Sache, Thomas A. Rust, Nicholas and Co., and W.L.H. Skeen and Co. It was compiled by R. Elsy apparently during a tour in the 1880s through India and Ceylon. It includes pictures of Bombay, Delhi, Agra, Cawnpore, Lucknow, Allahabad, Benares, Calcutta, Madras, Bangalore and Ceylon. The prints' pencil captions have been used as titles; titles composed by the cataloguer have been enclosed in square brackets.


  • Creation: 1870 - 1889


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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 album(s) (136 images in 1 album)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The album has been rebound, but although the prints are generally in good condition the pages are brittle.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: South Asia, fiche number 28-32.

Related Materials

Another album of New Zealand and America, collected by R. Elsy around 1885, is at Y3089C.


This description was entered by WS and MJC based upon information in the original typescript catalogue.

Includes index.
2004-03-05 16:45:05+00:00
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Repository Details

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