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Views in Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], 1890s

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303G
Scope and Contents A collection of loose albumen prints, the majority measuring approximately 260 x 205 mm, some captioned on the reverse. Titles composed for this catalogue are enclosed in square brackets. The collection shows scenes mainly in Colombo and Trincomalee. Photographs by A.W.A. Plâté and Co., William Louis Henry Skeen and Co., Aldolphus William Andree and the Colombo Apothecaries Company.A.W.A. Plâté and Co.Founded in 1890 by A.W.A. Plâté and his wife Clara in a studio in the...
Dates: 1890 - 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
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Views of Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka]

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B
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.

Dates: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
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W.A. Davis Retirement Photograph 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303M
Scope and Contents Framed photograph measuring 425 x 180 mm (print) and 590 x 260 mm (frame).It shows a group of 76 individuals (presumably Davis and his staff) outside a building. On the back is a label 'Presented to W.A. Davis Esq: Supdt. of Appln Surveys, on the eve of his retirement by the Staff of the Application and Field Sheet Departments. Surveyor General's Office. Colombo, 8th. May 1935'. William Arthur Davis, P.A.S.I., born in 1889, joined the Survey Department in Ceylon in 1913. He was...
Dates: 1935
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
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Weatherstone Collection

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 365
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of reproductions and originals of nineteenth-century prints, postcards, early and modern photographs, and watercolours which feature in two books on the tea industry written by John Weatherstone. Weatherstone’s works are distinguished for the wealth of their illustrations, which vividly bring to life the planter’s working and living conditions.

Dates: 1830 - 2008
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
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Alexander, John Abercromby, 1854 (forester) 2
Royal Commonwealth Society 2
W L H Skeen and Co (1860-1920) (photographers) 2
Wickramesekere, W de S, fl1835 - 1853 2
Bagnall, Sir (John, 1888-1954, Knight) 1