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Sri Lanka (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1242 Collections and/or Records:

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Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, 1880 - 1889

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/115
Scope and Contents

273x211mm. View looking along the palm-shaded drive towards the hotel, with the porte-cochere entrance at the left and verandahs at the right. Established in the 1880s, the hotel became one of the leading establishments on the island, and is shown in this print before it was rebuilt on an enlarged scale in 1894.

Dates: 1880 - 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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Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/19
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Monochrome postcards, mainly of Colombo scenes, published by W.H.L. Skeen and Co.

Dates: 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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Galle Face Hotel. Colombo, 1932

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/11/37
Scope and Contents

53 x 77 mm.

Dates: 1932
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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Galle - Gangarama Temple, 1907-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/174
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. Built about the time of the Dutch occupation. Note the curious pair of lions, evidently copied from some European coat of arms. (Fisher).

Dates: 1907-12
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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Galle harbour from the old Dutch fort, 1907

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/166
Scope and Contents

Half-plate (landscape format). Dutch fortifications/racecourse/Roman Cath. Cathedral/Railway Station/Jetty/Old Dutch Fort. (Fisher).

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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Galle Lighthouse and new Mohammedan [i.e. Muslim] Mosque, 1907

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/167
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. From walls of old Dutch fortifications. [Looking along waterfront with palms in foreground].

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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Galle Lighthouse and new Mohammedan [i.e. Muslim] Mosque from walls of old Dutch fortifications, 1907-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/168
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate.

Dates: 1907-12
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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Galle Road, Columbo [i.e. Colombo], 1890 - 1899

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/405
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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Gampaha, 1885, 1885

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/101
Scope and Contents

132 x 91 mm. Group portrait of Europeans beside a wooden garden gate. Identified on the reverse are: John Bagra; Morton; John Sinclair; Mrs Dick; Mrs Coventry; John Shields Jarvie; and Mrs Coventry’s two children. Although dated differently, this photograph and Y303E/97 were certainly taken on the same occasion (all clothing is identical).

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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Gampha, 1883, 1883

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/97
Scope and Contents

200 x 136 mm. Group portrait of Europeans posed on the steps leading up to a bungalow verandah. Identified on the reverse are: Morton; Mrs Coventry (wife of F. Coventry); John Shields Jarvie (planter, Gallabodde Estate, Udapussellawa); Mrs Dick (probably wife of George A. Dick, planter, Ragalla Estate, Newero Eliya); John Bagra (planter, Gampha Estate, Udapussellawa); and two children (Mrs Coventry’s). See also Y303E/101.

Dates: 1883
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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Gardenia latifolia, 1890 - 1899

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/137
Scope and Contents

86 x 126 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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Gardens, 1964 - 1975

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/11/2
Scope and Contents

This file contains notes about tending to the High Commission residence gardens in Accra, Vientiane [Viangchan] and Colombo. (circa 80 sheets).

Dates: 1964 - 1975
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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General view from Arthur's Seat, 1871

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022E/52
Scope and Contents

316 x 190 mm. View from Gregory Road looking north across the Lake towards the town, with Tricomalee Street running off northwards. The large white building near the lake at the south end of Trincomalee Street is Queen's Hotel.

Dates: 1871
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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General view from Arthur's Seat, showing Buddhist Temple and Library, 1871

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022E/53
Scope and Contents

315 x 190 mm. View from a similar location to the preceding print, but showing more of the eastern part of the town. The whole of the Esplanade is visible, with Queen's Hotel at the west end of the Temple of the Tooth at the east. The Buddhist Library is the white building jutting out into the lake at the extreme right. The tower of St Paul's Church can be seen in the centre of the print. No. 2086 scratched out on negative.

Dates: 1871
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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General view from Lady Horton's Walk, Kandy, 1871

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022E/51
Scope and Contents

317 x 184 mm. View looking west over the Lake, the Esplanade and the town from the road (known as Lady Horton's Drive) running up the hillside behind the Temple of the Tooth. A similar view to Y303A/36. No. 2084 scratched out on negative.

Dates: 1871
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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General view from N.E. of Audience Hall overlooking the Tupawewa [Thuparama], Pollannaruwa, 1870 - 1871

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/10
Scope and Contents

283 x 213 mm. View looking towards the crest of a small hill where the remaining columns of the Audience Hall stand among the trees.

Dates: 1870 - 1871
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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General view of Nuwara Eliya (the Sanitarium), 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/48
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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Geographical, 1942 - 1980

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/MC/E
Scope and Contents Arranged by area, then by country (including a few which are not members of the Commonwealth):The Mediterranean 30Cyprus 11Gibraltar 3Malta 16Middle East 3Jordan 1Palestine 2Indian Sub-Continent 81General 1Bangladesh 4Bhutan 2India 51Nepal 1Pakistan 16Sri Lanka 6South East Asia 58Brunei 5Indonesia 1Malaysia 43Singapore 9East Asia 33China 3Hong Kong 29Korea ...
Dates: 1942 - 1980
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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Germinating cocoanuts [i.e. coconuts], etc, 1907

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/98
Scope and Contents

Office building/This bank one of a series of earthworks built by Portuguese 1638 when their army (400) was entirely massacred by 30 000 Kandyans/Germinating cocoanuts/planted out plant one year old. (Fisher).

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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Giant bamboos at Peradeniya, 1870 - 1879

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/11
Scope and Contents

213 x 273 mm. 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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[Giant bamboos at Peradeniya Botanical Gardens], 1880 - 1889

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022U/40
Scope and Contents

266 x 216 mm. Showing a huge clump of Dendrocalamus giganteus growing on the bank of the Mahawalia Ganga in Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. A figure is posed at the base as an indication of scale. The largest of the bamboo family and attaining a height of 100-120 feet, this species is a native of Burma and was introduced into the gardens in 1858.

Dates: 1880 - 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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Giant Bamboos in Peradeniya Gardens, Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], 1920 - 1929

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC India/134
Scope and Contents

The postcard is addressed to Mrs Gilbert Dold, London. It contains a brief note and is signed 'GW' or 'GD'.

Dates: 1920 - 1929
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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Giant bamboos, Peradeniya, 1886

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303P/45
Scope and Contents

264x215mm.

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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Giant bamboos [Peradeniya Botanical Gardens], 1880 - 1889

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022U/41
Scope and Contents

275 x 215 mm. Close up view of the trunks of a clump of giant bamboos, with a figure posed beside the trees.

Dates: 1880 - 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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Giant creepers, Peradeniya, 1886

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303P/48
Scope and Contents

283x215mm.

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).