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Indian irrigation works 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022QQQQ

Scope and Contents

An album of photographs, 250 x 210 mm, of the Jumna (Yamuna) Canal System in northwestern India. On the inside front cover is a label inscribed 'Happy Christmas 1915. Hearty greetings and good wishes to Mrs. F.M. Purves from L. Jwala Prasad, SDO'. The album was, from an inserted note, apparently donated to the Commonwealth Institute by Ereth Marshall-Purves, the son of Ronald Frederick Purves (d.1906), who was presumably connected in some way to work on the Jumna Canal System.

Some of the photographs are dated 1907 or 1908, and they are glossy black and white or sepia-toned prints, most measuring approximately 250 x 150, with four measuring approximately 250 x 75 mm. The captions are taken from those printed under each photograph.


  • Creation: 1907 - 1915

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1 album(s) (26 images in 1 album)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The outer cover of the album has been damaged by damp, but the photographs are in relatively good condition, apart from some fading.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the Commonwealth Institute in 1990.


This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.



Includes index.
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