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Asia (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 16216 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A general view of Kandy, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/5
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of platinum prints, 280 x 225 mm, mounted in a volume bound in red leather with 'The Royal Visit to Ceylon April, 1901' and the Royal Arms on the front cover. They are by various photographers and record the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later H.M. King George V and H.M. Queen Mary) 12-15 April, 1901. The prints are mounted on cardboard pages and have printed captions, which have been recorded as found. They may include language which is...
Dates: 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15
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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A gift to the Arakan Pagoda, 1870 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0115/Y3029M/70
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

This collection is mostly of albumen prints of photographs taken in Burma [Myanmar] in the later nineteenth century. Many are captioned and the captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles supplied by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets. Many photographs have been identified as the work of Felix Beato. All of these photographs belonged to Rodway Swinhoe, who may have bought them after the closure of Beato's emporium in Mandalay c1906.

Dates: 1870 - 1927
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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A good load, 1905 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 9/35
Scope and Contents

Elephant. [Location unknown].

Dates: 1905 - 1906
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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A granite quarry at Kowloon, 1909-01 - 1909-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 20/4522
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. [No print]. Missing.

Dates: 1909-01 - 1909-02
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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A group at Bangalore, 1906-02-05 - 1906-02-06

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 9/1
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints, of an approximate size of 80 x 100 mm, mounted on card, six to a page, in a padded black leather album inscribed on the cover India 1905-06 from C.C. and 'Photographs taken by Sir Charles Cust Bt. 1905-06' is written on the fly leaf in Queen Marys hand. Sir Charles Cust took this collection of amateur photographs while accompanying the Royal Party. Most of the photographs have elegant hand-written captiions, but these are not always very explicit - some portraying...
Dates: 1906-02-05 - 1906-02-06
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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A group of Ceylon treeferns, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/124
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. (Found in Ceylon only) at Hakgalla.

Dates: 1907
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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A group of elephants in state trappings, 1860 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022B/100
Scope and Contents

292 x 225 mm. Viceregal elephants, probably at Barakpur.

Dates: 1860 - 1869
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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A group of H.E. the Viceroy's elephants with their state trappings, 1860 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022D/53
Scope and Contents 290 x 228 mm. Photograph, probably taken at Barrackpore (see Y3022E/15), showing a group of five elephants with mahouts, howdahs and decorative trappings (jhools) of scarlet cloth edged with gold. A large stud of elephants was housed in the park at Barrackpore for the use of the Governor General and for the amusement of his guests. The number of animals decreased over the years, until by the time of Lord Elgin's arrival in India in 1893 only one animal survived. It was therefore decided to...
Dates: 1860 - 1869
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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A group of native dancers who performed

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/23
Scope and Contents

342 x 268 mm (hand-coloured).

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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A group of Phoongyees , 1890 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0115/Y3029M/36
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

This collection is mostly of albumen prints of photographs taken in Burma [Myanmar] in the later nineteenth century. Many are captioned and the captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles supplied by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets. Many photographs have been identified as the work of Felix Beato. All of these photographs belonged to Rodway Swinhoe, who may have bought them after the closure of Beato's emporium in Mandalay c1906.

Dates: 1890 - 1927
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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A group of screw pines, pandanus fascicularis, 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/130
Scope and Contents

153 x 108 mm.

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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A group of the signal section, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302M/56
Scope and Contents

54 x 78 mm.

Dates: 1934
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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[A group photograph with the Prince and Princess and unidentified people], 1905-12-12 - 1905-12-16

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 6/131
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints varying in size from approximately 50 x 80 mm to 290 x 249 mm. Captions are handwritten by the Prince of Wales. This records the visit to India of the Prince of Wales (later King George V) and Princess Mary. The front cover is embossed with India 1905-6. Locations depicted include Bombay, Indore, Udaipur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Gajner, Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Lucknow, Calcutta, Burma, Madras, Hyderabad and Mysore. There are prints of the arrival of...
Dates: 1905-12-12 - 1905-12-16
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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A hackery, 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303P/6
Scope and Contents

145x100mm.

Dates: 1886
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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A Hakka woman at Wun Yin, New Territory, 1909-01 - 1909-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 20/4536
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. [No print]. Missing.

Dates: 1909-01 - 1909-02
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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A hamadryad of record size [? 1880s-1890s], 1880 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/83
Scope and Contents

184 x 116 mm. Showing a large hamadryad (a very poisonous serpent native to India and south-east Asia) tethered to a stake. The caption is pencilled in Sir Frank Swettenhams hand.

Dates: 1880 - 1899
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).
 File

'A happy return 1934-1938', 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/3/15/2
Scope and Contents

An account of Guy Hutchinson's second period of employment as an assistant, this time on the Tenang rubber estate (58 pages).

Dates: 1963
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this file must be viewed on microfilm reel 8227C.
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A heap of cocoa pods, 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/29
Scope and Contents

210 x 277 mm.

Dates: 1880 - 1920
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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A high road in Perak : Gunong Kerban in distance, 1904 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 12/87
Scope and Contents

View looking along the road towards mountain ranges.

Dates: 1904 - 1910
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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A Hindoo woman (Bengali), 1908-01 - 1908-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 4/561
Scope and Contents

Praying by going quickly round and round this bo-tree at one corner of the pavilion of the well of knowledge, Benares.

Dates: 1908-01 - 1908-02
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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A Hindu Funeral Pyre, 1900 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022UUUU/14
Scope and Contents

290 x 220 mm.

Dates: 1900 - 1950
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).
 File

'A hold up on the Chenderiang Road in 1914', 1960 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/5/2
Scope and Contents

Narrative describing a robbery in the Tapah district (4 sheets).

Dates: 1960 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile state of many of these papers, users must consult microfilm copies where available.
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A house, Gwalior, 1905-12-20 - 1905-12-25

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 9/153
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints, of an approximate size of 80 x 100 mm, mounted on card, six to a page, in a padded black leather album inscribed on the cover India 1905-06 from C.C. and 'Photographs taken by Sir Charles Cust Bt. 1905-06' is written on the fly leaf in Queen Marys hand. Sir Charles Cust took this collection of amateur photographs while accompanying the Royal Party. Most of the photographs have elegant hand-written captiions, but these are not always very explicit - some portraying...
Dates: 1905-12-20 - 1905-12-25
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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A house in Kuching, Sarawak, 1904 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 12/43
Scope and Contents

General view of a European house in Kuching, a two storey building with a colonnaded verandah on the ground floor. The verandah on the floor above is shaded with cane blinds.

Dates: 1904 - 1910
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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A house of prayer, 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302M/168
Scope and Contents

78 x 53 mm.

Dates: 1931
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).