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Sri Lanka (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1240 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A transport of tea, 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/58
Scope and Contents The caption printed on the reverse reads: 'Tea being taken for shipment in one of the Colombo Canals'.
Dates: 1924
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 valuable plumbago mine: workers coming up, 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/49
Scope and Contents 210 x 277 mm. A view from near the base of a shaft, with workers posed on the wooden scaffolding.
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 view in Anuradhapura : the Thuparama Dagoba, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/52
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. They are preceded by a 72 pp. description of the events of the visit. The title...
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 wayside fair, 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/63
Scope and Contents The caption printed on the reverse reads: 'The villagers are shown selling pumpkin gourds, 'plantain' (bananas) and jack-fruit. These fairs are held once a week'.
Dates: 1924
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.C. Wilson, St Leonards, Sri Lanka], 1908 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/458
Scope and Contents A rather dark slide showing A.C. Wilson among a group of tea pickers.
Dates: 1908 - 1914
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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Acacia kraussiana, very hard wood, 1900 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/220
Scope and Contents 78 x 101 mm.
Dates: 1900 - 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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Adam’s Peak, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022BBB/68
Scope and Contents From the File: An album containing 106 collodio-chloride prints, a few outside the dates printed on the cover. Most are professional work of high quality. Not all relate to India. There is one photograph of Cambridge in 1902 (24); ten taken in Ireland during 1902-03, presumably during Douglas's leave, including sporting scenes and a wedding; six photographs of Sri Lanka (65-70); four of Hong Kong (71-74) and four of Paris (75-78) dated 1907.A number of items have been inserted, including amateur...
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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Adam's Peak from Maskellya, Ceylon [i.e. Adams Peak from Maskeliya, Sri Lanka], 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/408
Scope and Contents Approximately 200 x 140 mm. Photogravure. Probably photographed by F. Skeen.
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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Adams Peak from Ratnapura, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/134
Scope and Contents Quarter-plate. (Figures in view).
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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Adams Peak from Ratnapura, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/135
Scope and Contents Quarter-plate
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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Adams Peak from Ratnapura, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/136
Scope and Contents Quarter-plate.
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).
 Fonds

Address presented to Miss G. Croft, M.B.E., Principal of Vincent Girls' High School, Batticaloa (1922- 1948) by the public of Batticaloa, Ceylon on the eve of her departure to England

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 402
Scope and Contents Typescript on oblong palm leaves, 55 x 255 mm in size, attached to the covers by a silver chain running through a single hole in each leaf. The covers are decorated in silver with inner linings of dark blue velvet. The upper cover is engraved, 'To Miss Gladys Croft M.B.E. in affectionate remembrance from the residents of Batticaloa Ceylon'. The volume is housed in a dark blue, clasped velvet box, lined with grey silk, produced by ‘Hemachandra Bros jewellers Kollupitiya.’The address was...
Dates: 1948
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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Agri-Horticultural Exhibition, Kandy, 1889, 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/111
Scope and Contents 199 x 155 mm. Showing the ‘Native Products’ stand at the exhibition. Photograph of Melrose Abbey pasted on reverse.
Dates: 1889
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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[Agricultural Exhibition] Kandy, 1885, 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/108
Scope and Contents 198 x 151 mm. Showing the Arts and Manufacturers section at the exhibition.
Dates: 1885
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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[Agricultural Exhibition] Kandy, 1885, 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/109
Scope and Contents 203 x 149 mm. Showing stands of plants at the exhibition.
Dates: 1885
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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Album, 1901 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022BBB
Scope and Contents An album containing 106 collodio-chloride prints, a few outside the dates printed on the cover. Most are professional work of high quality. Not all relate to India. There is one photograph of Cambridge in 1902 (24); ten taken in Ireland during 1902-03, presumably during Douglas's leave, including sporting scenes and a wedding; six photographs of Sri Lanka (65-70); four of Hong Kong (71-74) and four of Paris (75-78) dated 1907.A number of items have been inserted, including amateur...
Dates: 1901 - 1912
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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Album 1890-1891, 1890 - 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022ZZ
Scope and Contents Contains albumen and collodio-chloride prints, with dates written under in three groups. 19 relate to a visit to Ceylon via the Suez Canal and Aden 1890-1891 (1-18, 24) and all appear to be professional photographs. It is not known whether these relate to a journey undertaken by Douglas, who was 16 at the time. Secondly, there are 5 professional photographs of Durham (19-23) and finally, 7 photographs of India of a later date (25-31), 3 of which are duplicates of photographs in other albums.
Dates: 1890 - 1902
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

Album of coastal profiles

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 6
Scope and Contents Fifty-eighty pages of sepia drawings (12" x 6"), with captions and dates. The drawings give latitude and longitude, and appear to be competent renderings of coast profiles. The places featured include the Cape Verde Islands, Trinidad, Table Bay (including plan), Ceylon, Malaya and the East Indies, Macao, Sunda Straits, St Helena, Ascension and Britain. Some of the profiles, including those for Cape Town, Macao and Jamestown, St Helena, give details of buildings. None are signed, but several...
Dates: 1783-12-30 - 1785-06-06
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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[Allagalla Mountain], 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303A/19
Scope and Contents 204 x 165 mm. (two prints joined) General view of Allagalla Mountain, with the line of the railway visible on the lower slopes: ‘Messrs. Slinn's view of Allagalla is faithful as a representation of the mass, but as a picture we feel that it somewhat wants a relieving foreground. It is all mountain except a tree in the near foreground, the effect of which is beautiful; branches and leaves - the very stamens of the flowers apparently coming out in exquisite relief against the mountain side and...
Dates: 1867
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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Allagalla Mountain, 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303A/20
Scope and Contents 173 x 104 mm. Similar view to Y303A/19 but with the foreground tree in the centre of the photograph.
Dates: 1867
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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Allagalla Mountain, 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303A/21
Scope and Contents 170 x 99 mm. General view of the mountain, from a similar view to Y303A/19-20, but without the tree in the foreground and showing more clearly the line of the railway round the mountain.
Dates: 1867
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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Allagalla Viaduct, 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303A/18
Scope and Contents 204 x 146 mm. Side view of the Allagalla Viaduct: ‘at 59.5 miles and about 1120 feet above sea-level - the Viaduct almost the only work of the kind on the line, being about 300 feet long, and consisting of 5 arches each 40 feet span by 45 in height. It is a well-finished picturesque piece of work, with its Incline and 20 chain curve, but the poor fellow, a Scotchman, who superintended the masons, died before its completion, from disease caught on the spot; of this well-executed viaduct of solid...
Dates: 1867
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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Amherstia nobilis, Queen of flowering trees, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/146
Scope and Contents 85 x 136 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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[Amherstia nobilis (‘the queen of flowering trees’)], 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/71
Scope and Contents 210 x 278 mm. View of the flowering tree Amherstia nobilis growing beside a path, probably in Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.
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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An elephant kraal, Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/414
Scope and Contents Approximately 200 x 140 mm. Photogravure. Probably photographed by F. Skeen.
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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