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Asia (continent)

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

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Group of Chin chiefs taken at Mandalay, Burma [i.e. Myanmar], 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/3
Scope and Contents

240 x 175 mm. Similar to Y3029A/1, but with an unidentified European holding an umbrella, standing at the left of the group.

Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Group of Chin Chin [sic] chiefs taken at Mandalay, Burma [i.e. Myanmar], 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/1
Scope and Contents 239 x 176 mm. Showing a group of Chin chiefs, wearing their distinctive woven blankets and white turbans, gathered on a raised courtyard, possibly the roof of a bungalow. Scott describes these woven blankets in his Gazetteer (Scott 1900, volume 1, part 1, p.468).During the punitive campaigns against the Chins groups of chiefs were taken to Rangoon several times, 'the sight of which it was hoped would ensure their loyalty' (Scott 1900, part 1, volume 1, p.443). A group from Tiddim...
Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Group of Chin warriors, 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/4
Scope and Contents

211 x 252 mm. Group portrait of seven Chin warriors armed with bows, with two girls squatting in the foreground. The men wear loincloths, have baskets slung over their shoulders and numerous necklaces.

Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Group of the principal Chin chiefs, Mandalay, Burma [i.e. Mandalay, Myanmar], 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/2
Scope and Contents

239 x 179 mm.

Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Kachin warriors, 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/8
Scope and Contents 206 x 265 mm. Group portrait of three Kachin warriors. These men conform to Scott's description of the costume of the Northern (Khakhu) Kachins: 'Generally speaking the Khakhus wear a narrow turban wound round the head, but not concealing completely the top knot of hair; a coat with long sleeves, generally dyed with indigo, and without embroidery, and a striped oblong piece of cloth, just about the size of a bath-towel, which they pass around the waist and secure in front by a twist.'...
Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Kachin women, 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/7
Scope and Contents 198 x 255 mm. Full length portrait of two Kachin women standing in front of a wooden fence. The precise tribe of the Kachin people to which these women belong has not been identified. From the description of costumes of the Northern (Khakhu) and Southern (Chingpaw) given in J.G. Scott's 'Gazetteer of Upper Burma and the Shan States', they appear to share characteristics of both groups. The women wear dark coloured turbans embroidered jackets and skirts made from a large oblong of woven...
Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Shan beauty, 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/6
Scope and Contents 184 x 246 mm. Showing a Shan girl standing in front of a raised house constructed of woven palm fronds. Her dress proclaims her a woman of the British Tai [Shan] States: 'The dress is not open at the front as it is with the Burma girl, nor is it tucked up between the legs as it is with the Siamese. It is, however, fastened in the same way by a half hitch at the waist ... The women in the British Tai States fold the dress over the bosom ...' (Scott 1900, volume 1, part 1, page...
Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Street in Wuntho, 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/14
Scope and Contents

273 x 206 mm. View looking along an unsurfaced road with thatched huts on either side.

Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 assault on Kyaing-Kwintaung Stockade by the Coy 2nd Devon Regt. Under Capt. Davies and 2nd Lts. Holman and Logan, 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/12
Scope and Contents 270 x 205 mm. Showing soldiers of the Devonshire Regiment outside the stockade, with a bugler and a wounded man in the foreground. The photograph, judging by the static postures of the figures, is a reconstruction after the event. Situated between the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers, the state of Wuntho was not absorbed into British administration after the Third Burmese War of 1885-86. The Sawbwa (hereditary ruler of a Shan state) at this period was Maung Aung Myat who had taken over the...
Dates: 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 Bazaar, Bhamo, 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/16
Scope and Contents

259 x 204 mm. A view from the Stockade Bastion looking along the main street in Bhamo which runs parallel to the Irrawaddy. Bhamo, situated near the borders of western China was the furthest station serviced by the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company.

Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 Coy. 2nd Devon Regt. Under Capt. Davies and 2nd Lts. Homan and Logan who marched from Shwebo to Kawlin a distance of 98 miles in 5 days (Burma [i.e. Myanmar]), 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/11
Scope and Contents

273 x 181 mm. Showing men of the Second Battalion, Devonshire Regiment on parade in an open, grassed area. The precise date of this march has not been ascertained, but was almost certainly connected with the assault on the Kyaing-Kwintaung Stockade during the Wuntho Sawbwa Campaign of 1891.

Dates: 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 Durbar at Wuntho presided over by General Wolseley, Burma [i.e. Myanmar], 1891-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/17
Scope and Contents 273 x 196 mm. Showing George Wolseley standing in the centre of a group of British soldiers and Burmese officials. On the outbreak of the Wuntho Sawbwa rebellion an expeditionary force commanded by Wolseley was organized from Mandalay, but by the time it reached the area, resistance had been largely crushed. The town of Wuntho was occupied on February 24 and Wolseley arrived two days later. This photograph was presumably taken around this date. General (Sir) George Benjamin Wolseley...
Dates: 1891-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 [?] Morgandine Pass, 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/9
Scope and Contents

275 x 207 mm. View looking along a recently constructed road running along the side of a heavily wooded valley. The precise location has not been identified, but this is possibly one of the roads built by troops during the Chin-Lushai campaign of 1889-90.

Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 [?] Morgandine Pass, 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/10
Scope and Contents

210 x 296 mm. Showing a track leading through woodland, with a Burmese group standing beside a bullock cart in the foreground.

Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 palace at Wuntho, 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/13
Scope and Contents

271 x 198 mm. Showing the palace at Wuntho, with British troops posed in the foreground. The palace consists of several storied tapering wooden buildings, with stone pagodas in the background.

Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 Wuntho Sawbwa's troops surrendering arms to the British authorities at Wuntho, 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/15
Scope and Contents 276 x 195 mm. Showing groups of the Sawbwa's men seated on the ground guarded by British and Indian troops, with rifles and other weapons scattered on the ground around them. The palace can be seen in the background. After the actions at Kyaing-Kwintaung and Okkan and a few other minor engagements, the state of Wuntho was brought under direct British control and absorbed for administrative purposes in the Katha and Shwebo districts. The Sawbwa himself escaped but a general amnesty was...
Dates: 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Two Chin girls, 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/5
Scope and Contents 192 x 257 mm. Showing two girls standing with arms around each other. In a reproduction of this photograph (Scott 1900), the girls are identified as 'Chinboks', who lived in the hills from the Maw River down to the Saw chaung (watercourse) in the southern Chin Hills. The costume worn by these girls is well-described: 'The dress of the women is a sort of tabard, or sleeveless jersey with a V-shaped throat. Below this is a small loincloth, which shows about six inches below the jacket. ...
Dates: 1889 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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