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Sri Lanka (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1240 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

An estate bungalow, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/27
Scope and Contents

279 x 210 mm. View looking across the garden to a typical estate bungalow set among thick jungle. The single storey building has a hipped roof with a covering of flat tiles and a verandah enclosed behind wooden trellis work. 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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Ancient Audience Hall of the Kandyan Kings, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/106
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. Now used as district court and supreme court

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).
 Item

Anuradhapura, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/64
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. The Jetawanarama Dagoba or Abhayagiri Dagoba. Both names used. (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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Anuradhapura, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/65
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. The Thuparama Dagoba from the east side.

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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Anuradhapura, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/66
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. The Ruanwali Dagoba.

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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Anuradhapura, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/67
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. Inside the outer gateway. Devotees taking gifts to the sacred bo-tree.

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).
 Item

Anuradhapura, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/68
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. The King's bathing place.

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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Anuradhapura, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/69
Scope and Contents

Half-plate (landscape format). The Ruanwili Dagoba. Statues of Buddhas and of a King. Full moon day - notice vast mass of the brickwork. (Fisher). [With suppliants kneeling at prayer in foregound]

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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Anuradhapura, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/71
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. Front of outer entrance to sacred Bo-tree. Children - Stalls of lotus sellers.

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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Anuradhapura, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/72
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. One of the altars round the terrace immediately below the Sacred Bo-tree. [With Singhalese at prayer 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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Anuradhapura, 1870 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/29
Scope and Contents 276 x 216 mm. View of the sacred bo-tree standing amidst the ruins of the courts and terraces which once surrounded it. The caption printed on the plate reads: 'Ficus religiosa. The sacred bo tree at Anaradhapura. This ancient tree is an object of veneration to the Buddhist; its parent in India being the identical tree under which the Gautama is said to have achieved the Buddhaship. The original branch was planted by King Dewanpiya Tissa, BC. 288'. For a more detailed account of the myths...
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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Anuradhapura, Ceylon, 1870 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/28
Scope and Contents 274 x 216 mm. View from the north east of the Kuwanweli Dagota, a solid, bell shaped mound 250 feet in diameter and 180 feet high to the tip of the copper finial. This, the most important of the surviving buildings of the old capital of Anyradhapura, was begun by King Duttugaimunu and completed after his death in 137 BC by his brother the successor King Saidaitissa. For a more detailed account, see James G. Smither, 'Architectural remains: Anuradhapura, Ceylon' (London, ?1894) pp 23-44. This...
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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Anuradhapura. Isurumum Rock Temple, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/62A
Scope and Contents

Quarter- plate. Dagoba (Bell) light kept on top here all night; Temple Room (Vihara image room). Priest holding key of temple; Elephant heads cut in the face of rock, very low relief. (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).
 Item

Anuradhapura. Isurumuni Rock Temple Mihintale. Moonlight view (just after sunset), 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/63
Scope and Contents

[No print]. Painting only.

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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Anuradhapura, Ruanwili Dajoba, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/70
Scope and Contents

Half-plate (landscape format). One of the side gates. To left side of picture, in shadow above the line of elephants heads are the remains of the ancient painting of the stone work - a red, yellow and green. Colour of brick work at back is a dirty red - stonework is now for the most part a dull gray, i.e. paint has worn off. (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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[Architectural remains, Sigiriya], 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/22
Scope and Contents

283 x 214 mm. Showing the entrance to what appears to be a rock temple, with cliffs rising above. Location unidentified, but possibly at Sigiriya, the 5th century rock fortress in the central province. Photograph probably by Joseph Lawton.

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).
 Sub-Series

Archives of Malayan Associations, 1942 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/12/30
Scope and Contents

These records relate to various associations formed in Australia, India, Ceylon and South Africa by residents of Malaya displaced by the war. They provided information and assistance to evacuees, civilian internees, and prisoners of war.

Rules of the organisations, lists of members, minutes of meetings, memoranda, circulars, indemnity records and related correspondence (343 sheets).

Dates: 1942 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this collection must be read on Cambridge Digital Library or Master Microfilm Reels 8237-8.
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[Areca Catechu (betel nut)], 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/62
Scope and Contents

167 x 211 mm. Showing a cluster of tall, slender betel nut palms growing on the banks of a river (possibly the Mahalia Ganga at 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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[Areca catechu (Betel nut palm)], 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/67
Scope and Contents

210 x 278 mm. Showing betel nut palms growing among thick woodland vegetation on the bank of a river.

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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Areca catechu [betel nut palm], 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/81
Scope and Contents

112 x 211 mm. Showing a betel nut palm growing on the bank of a river, probably the Mahaweli Ganga at Peradeniya.

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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Arrenga saccharifera, sugar palm, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/154
Scope and Contents

98 x 152 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).
 Fonds

Arrival of Sir Edward Stubbs in Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], December 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303H
Scope and Contents A collection of prints, of various sizes, with brief captions on the reverse. Photographer unknown.Prints 1-6 document the arrival of Sir Edward Stubbs to take up his appointment as Governor of Ceylon in 1933. The remainder, which show scenes during a trooping of the colour by the Ceylon Light Infantry, appear to date from the following year, since in print 7 several of the spectators wear arm-bands in mourning for King Albert I of the Belgians who died in 1934. Reginald Edward...
Dates: 1933-12
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

Articles from 'The Field'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 322
Scope and Contents Ten volumes of cuttings from 'The field', including a few articles from other publications, and loose cuttings concerning the Malay Peninsula. The volumes concern countries throughout the world, but in particular Australia, British East Africa (Kenya), Canada, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Rhodesia, South Africa, Uganda, United States and the West Indies. The articles cover a wide range of subjects, including administration, agriculture, the British Empire, climate, colonisation,...
Dates: 1888 - 1921
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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Assam India rubber tree, Peradeniya, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/90
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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Assembly Rooms (Club), Galle Face, Colombo, 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/34
Scope and Contents

209 x 151 mm. View, probably taken from the Military Hospital, looking south along the Galle Face, towards the Colombo Club. Formerly the Assembly Rooms, a ‘popular public and Society rendezvous in Colombo’ (Wright, op. cit, p 419), the Colombo Club used its premises from its foundation in 1871. It was also used as a grand stand during the racing season, the track running along the Galle Face north to south between the Club house and the sea.

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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