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Tom Salkield Delhi Album 1905-1916

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022YY

Scope and Contents

An album containing 139 prints, mostly captioned, and one separate group photograph. From internal evidence it was the property of Tom Salkield. The majority of the photographs relate to his family - his wife Mary and their children Nancy, Leonard, Robert and John (born circa 1910). There are however 25 photographs (115-139) relating to his professional work, and a group photograph (140) shows him as a Captain in the 1st Punjab Volunteer Rifles. The photographs are, for the most part, amateur snapshots not exceeding 110 x 50 mm. They are gelatine bromide prints.

Separate listing has been limited to photographs which show particular subjects, buildings, or individuals in India other than family (though only one has been identified beyond the caption details). Several leaves of the album are detached, and the chronology is not exact. Captions are normally those below the photos, but a few additional details have been added, and titles for uncaptioned photographs are in brackets. Photographers unknown.


  • Creation: 1905 - 1916


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Biographical / Historical

Tom Salkield, an engineer attached to the Delhi Municipality, was awarded the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal (Second Class) on 14 June 1912.


140 item(s) (140 images)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, with some fading.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from William Smith, Reading, for £8 in 1983.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: South Asia, fiche number 73.


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


Salkield, Tom, fl 1905-1916, engineer

Includes index.
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