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Sri Lanka (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1240 Collections and/or Records:

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Ceylon : on the road to Mt Lavinia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 25/4
Scope and Contents From the File: Album containing panoramic photographs, 300 x 115 mm (actual print surface 290 x 105 mm.), on linen hinges bound by the India Office Library. Includes typed list of contents bound in at the beginning of the album.
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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Ceylon Rubber Exhibition. Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Sept 1906. The branch of overhead tree is Ficus trimenii, 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/114
Scope and Contents 152 x 109 mm. General view of the exhibition buildings, with crowds of visitors on the lawn in the foreground. Opened by the Governor on September 13th, the exhibition comprised lectures, displays, demonstrations, and theatrical events, and closed with a dance at the Queen’s Hotel, Kandy on September 27th. For fuller details see ‘Handbook to the Ceylon Rubber Exhibition’ (Colombo 1906).
Dates: 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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Ceylon : Talagalla, rubber plantation homestead

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 25/13
Scope and Contents Mr and Mrs C.L. Vizard
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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Ceylon : Talagalla, tree rockery

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 25/14
Scope and Contents From the File: Album containing panoramic photographs, 300 x 115 mm (actual print surface 290 x 105 mm.), on linen hinges bound by the India Office Library. Includes typed list of contents bound in at the beginning of the album.
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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Ceylon tea estate, 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 365/5/22
Scope and Contents 508 x 356 mm. watercolour of a typical tea factory, circa 1890.
Dates: 1984
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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Ceylon : Victoria Gardens

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 25/5
Scope and Contents From the File: Album containing panoramic photographs, 300 x 115 mm (actual print surface 290 x 105 mm.), on linen hinges bound by the India Office Library. Includes typed list of contents bound in at the beginning of the album.
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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Ceylon : Victoria Gardens, bamboos

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 25/6
Scope and Contents From the File: Album containing panoramic photographs, 300 x 115 mm (actual print surface 290 x 105 mm.), on linen hinges bound by the India Office Library. Includes typed list of contents bound in at the beginning of the album.
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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Ceylon : Victoria Gardens, bamboos and palms

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 25/7
Scope and Contents From the File: Album containing panoramic photographs, 300 x 115 mm (actual print surface 290 x 105 mm.), on linen hinges bound by the India Office Library. Includes typed list of contents bound in at the beginning of the album.
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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Ceylon : Victoria Gardens, vanilla growing up palm

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 25/9
Scope and Contents From the File: Album containing panoramic photographs, 300 x 115 mm (actual print surface 290 x 105 mm.), on linen hinges bound by the India Office Library. Includes typed list of contents bound in at the beginning of the album.
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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Ceylon - Watagoda; tapping, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/363
Scope and Contents A view showing three men tapping rubber trees.
Dates: 1910 - 1911
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

Ceylon/Sri Lanka, 1955 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/4
Scope and Contents From the Series: The prints listed were chiefly from the files of the Photo Bureau, the majority being mounted on sheets of paper with substantial descriptions, and in many cases the negative attached. Titles and captions, including the names of institutions, have been recorded as found. Captions supplied by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets.
Dates: 1955 - 1959
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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Chetty, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/26
Scope and Contents 91 x 138 mm. Full length studio portrait of a man wearing a dhotie and turban, and carrying a white umbrella. He has various white marks daubed on the upper half of his torso. The chetties or cornecopolies were originally from the Coromandel Coast and were mainly employed as tax collectors. Photograph by Scowen & Co.
Dates: 1870 - 1879
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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Chief & wife, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/25
Scope and Contents 97 x 135 mm. Full length seated studio portrait of the Kandyan chief, Rambukpota and his wife, dressed in ceremonial clothes. Photograph by Scowen & Co.
Dates: 1870 - 1879
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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Children at Kandy, 1870 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/21
Scope and Contents 97 x 136 mm. Portrait of two children at the roadside. Photograph probably by Scowen & Co.
Dates: 1870 - 1900
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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‘Chilka’ in Colombo Harbour, 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 365/5/14
Scope and Contents 410 x 260 mm pencil drawing (with slide) by Sidney R. Fever depicting the British India Steam Navigation Company ship which carried Weatherstone to Ceylon during 1950-51.
Dates: 1985
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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Chillies and capiscums, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/144
Scope and Contents 101 x 145 mm.
Dates: 1890 - 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).
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Christ Church Cathedral, Mutwal, Colombo, 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/29
Scope and Contents 277 x 212 mm. General view of the cathedral from the road, a stone building with a square tower and aisles, opened in 1851 and little larger than an English parish church. Photographer unknown.
Dates: 1875
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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Christolochea bracheata, 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/82
Scope and Contents 209 x 275 mm. Studio photograph of plant specimen.
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).
 Fonds

Christy collection of photographs on Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A
Scope and Contents Contains loose photographs relating to various of Christy's travels; some photographs are his own and some are by professional photographers. Subjects include: Scenes on the Nile including pyramids; Railway views in Kenya; Rubber trees and cultivation in Nigeria, Uganda and the Cameroons; Scenes in the Congo including sufferers of sleeping sickness; scenes in India; scenes from travels in Norway, Argentina, France, The Canaries, Madeira, Tenerife, England and reproductions of photographs in...
Dates: 1880 - 1913
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).
 Fonds

Church Missionary Society photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS
Scope and Contents The Church Missionary Society photograph collection consists of photographic prints, glass and film negatives, and lantern slides. The prints in CMS 1-17 were selected from the CMS’s Photo Bureau, the majority being mounted on sheets of paper annotated with descriptions, which have been reproduced in the online catalogue. Many would have been taken to illustrate articles in the society’s periodicals including ‘Church Missionary Gleaner’, ‘Church Missionary Intelligencer’ and their successors....
Dates: 1881 - 1973
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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Cinchona plant, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/15
Scope and Contents 208 x 280 mm. Captioned on negative ‘Cinchona hybrid tree’. Photograph by Scowen & Co.
Dates: 1870 - 1879
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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[Cinchona] plantation. Seed bearing trees, 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/46
Scope and Contents 278 x 211 mm. Showing cinchona trees on a plantation, with workers gathering seeds in baskets.
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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Cinchona succiruba: spoke-shaving the bark, 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/47
Scope and Contents 279 x 212 mm. Showing workers on ladders posed in the act of shaving the bark under the supervision of two Europeans. A worker in the foreground is tying grass around the trunk of a shaved tree. The photograph illustrates the way in which cinchona was often interplanted with coffee on an estate.
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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Cinchona succirubra and Cinchona officinalis: 5 year old trees, 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/45
Scope and Contents 279 x 211 mm. Showing bushes of red bark and crown bark cinchona growing on an estate.
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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Cingalese, 1870 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/20
Scope and Contents 98 x 136 mm. Half length studio portrait of a Cinghalese man with waist length hair and a heavy beard. Photograph by Scowen &Co. (although unsigned, the print caption 'Sinhalese' on the plate is in the same hand as the Scowen portraits at Y3022G/16-29).
Dates: 1870 - 1900
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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