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Charles Alexander Gordon, 'Our trip to Burmah [i.e. Myanmar], with notes on that country' (London, 1875)

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029G

Scope and Contents

A printed volume (now disbound) containing woodburytypes mounted as illustrations, most measuring approximately 140 x 90 mm, with letterpress captions. The views are of architecture and people of different ethnic origins.

Surgeon General Sir Charles Alexander Gordon (1820-1899) accompanied the Commander-in-Chief of the Madras Army to Burma in December 1874 and the book records his observations of the country and its people.

The prints included in the volume are not individually credited, but in his preface Gordon states:
'...Some of the photographs are from the studios of Messrs. Jackson, Shepherd and Bourne; and Nicholas and Company, from all of whom I have permission to reproduce them. A few were obtained from a foreign artist of a decidedly matter-of-fact turn of mind'.

Bourne and Shepherd certainly operated a studio in Burma, but no record has been found of them being in partnership with John Jackson who had been in business in Rangoon since the mid-1860s. The Nicholas and Company referred to is probably Nicholas and Co. of Madras.






Dates

  • 1874 - 1875

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 archive box(es) (12 images in 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition apart from slight waterstaining on some prints.

General

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

Originator(s)

Gordon, Sir, Charles Alexander, 1820-1899

Includes index.
Date
2003-12-01 16:24:25+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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