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Drop the demon dai

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 88
Scope and Contents

An unbound research paper on maternal mortality and the state in the Madras Presidency, 1840-1875, 68 pages. The paper discusses lying-in hospitals, midwifery training, dai (a traditional birth assistant), child-birth in India, the health and medical welfare of Indian women and female mortality.

Dates: 2002
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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Log of the 'Houghton'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 4
Scope and Contents

'The log book of Capt. John Edwards, R.N. Given to Robert Stafford Edwards by his Aunt Miss Jane Edwards 1880. Solihull. Warwickshire.'

Dates: 1786 - 1788
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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Nilgiri [i.e. Nilagiri] Railway

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022TTTT
Scope and Contents A leather bound album, with 26 pages, measuring 335 x 460 mm, with black and white photographs relating to the construction of the Nilgiri (or Nilagiri) Railway. The photographs were taken by Philip Boesinger of Coonor. The photographs are mounted on boards which are taped into the binding. The collection belonged to the family of Mrs Sue Prideaux, which had tea-planting connections in India.The Nilgiri Railway is part of the larger, South Indian Railway line which extends from...
Dates: 1897
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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Panorama of Ootacamund [i.e. Udagamandalam] by A.T.W. Penn

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022EE
Scope and Contents A panoramic view of Ootacamund (also known as Udagamandalam) made from four jointed prints, measuring a total of 1074 x 205 mm. The prints are linen backed and contained in boards stamped with the title. The view is taken from Elk Hill looking northwards and encompasses the lake at the west, the centre of the town and the outlying bungalows running to the head of the valley in the east. Points of interest in the view include: Ooty Lake, at this period with its eastern end still...
Dates: 1870 - 1879
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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The sea prospect of Fort St. George

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 82
Scope and Contents

A panorama watercolour on paper, mounted on coarse linen, 31.57 x 152.4 cm. in size. Fort St. George was built on the shores of the Bay of Bengal at Madras by the East India Company in 1644. Notable places are identified, and there is a key at the foot of the picture. The panorama is undated, but probably originates from the mid-18th century.

Dates: 1750
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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