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Sri Lanka (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1240 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

At the elephant kraal [Ratnapura, 7 March 1921], 1921-03-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011K/65
Scope and Contents

98 x 73 mm. Showing Europeans and servants in a single room, open-sided bungalow in the forest at Ratnapura.

Dates: 1921-03-07
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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Audience Hall, Pollannaruwa, 8th century seat of Government, 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/8
Scope and Contents

287 x 225 mm. Showing a clearing in the overgrown ruins of Polonnaruwa, with the square columns of the Audience Hall standing at the top of a small knoll.

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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Avenue of cabbage palms (Oreodoxaoleracea), Peradeniya Gardens, 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/73
Scope and Contents

211 x 278 mm. View looking along a sweeping avenue of cabbage palms in the Royal Botanical Gardens 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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Avenue of Palmyrah palms, Borassus filabelliformis [Peradeniya Gardens], 1890 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/166
Scope and Contents

130 x 91 mm.

Dates: 1890 - 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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Avenue of royal palms, Oreodoxa regia [Peradeniya Gardens], 1890 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/165
Scope and Contents

145 x 107 mm.

Dates: 1890 - 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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Avenue of talipot palms, Corypha umbraculifera [Peradeniya Gardens], 1890 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/164
Scope and Contents

105 x 150 mm.

Dates: 1890 - 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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Avisawella, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/130
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. The Royal Mail Coach and the town. [With coach in foreground (indistinct) and thatched huts lining roadway beyond.]

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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Avisawella, the Royal Mail Coach, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/129
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. [Coach and passengers on road through trees]

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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Badulla 1883, 1883

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/96
Scope and Contents

225 x 168 mm. Showing a group of Europeans posed on the thatched grandstand at the Badulla sports meeting.

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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Balling cinnamon, 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/44
Scope and Contents

280 x 211 mm. Showing Singhalese workers tying cinnamon canes into cylindrical bundles, with a European standing beside two packaged bales of ‘Kaderane superfine’ cinnamon.

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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Bamberella Bungalow, with the Knuckles in the background, 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303D/4
Scope and Contents

147 x 105 mm. General view of the tea estate bungalow, with the hills of the Knuckles beyond.

Dates: 1868
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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Bamboos in Peradeniya Gardens, Kandy, 1870 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/22
Scope and Contents

276 x 218 mm. Showing a clump of giant bamboos on the bank of the Mahaweli Ganga in the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. The caption inscribed on the plate reads: 'Dendrocalamus giganteus. Giant bamboo. Height over 100 ft.'

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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Banyan tree, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/9
Scope and Contents

281 x 213 mm. Presumably in the Peradeniya Botanic Gardens. 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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Banyan tree, Kalutara, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/30
Scope and Contents

280 x 213 mm. View looking along the main road in Kalutara towards the famous banyan tree which forms an archway over the road. 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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Banyan tree, Peradeniya, 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303P/49
Scope and Contents

280x210mm.

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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Barracks, Colombo, 1875, 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/31
Scope and Contents

208 x 153 mm. View looking north from the Galle Face, across a small portion of the lake, towards the four two-storied barracks buildings, built in echelon in order not to impede sea breezes. A fifth building is out of the picture to the right. The barracks are built on the foundation of the wall of the old Dutch Fort. The rooftops of the Fort area can be seen beyond the barracks, with the Clock Tower rising above the other buildings. 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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Beach scene near Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Ceylon, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303L/5
Scope and Contents

193 x 139 mm. As captioned.

Dates: 1960 - 1969
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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Beginning of Incline (1 in 45), Allagalla Peak, 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/52
Scope and Contents

277 x 215 mm. View looking along the line of the Colombo-Kandy Railway as it enters an embanked curve at the start of the Kadugannawa Incline. This is presumably part of the Deckande Bank (see Y303A/7). Allagalla Mountain towers against the skyline in the background. Photographer unknown, probably W.L.H. Skeen & Co.

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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Bishop De Mel on his way to a Confirmation Service at Talampitiyer, 1958, 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/4/2
Scope and Contents

107 x 95 mm. glossy print with three copies and 56 mm. negative.

Dates: 1958
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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Black Pool, on road to Pattipolla, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/132
Scope and Contents

155 x 110 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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Blockyard at Galle Buck Dec 1876, 1876-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303C/2
Scope and Contents

258 x 208 mm. View of the rail depot at the Galle Buck blockyard, with stone blocks stacked beside the line and the two three ton gantry cranes in operation.

Dates: 1876-12
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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Bob Crabbe’s wedding, Maskeliya, 1879, 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/94
Scope and Contents

251 x 194 mm. Showing a large group posed in front of a bungalow. Robert A. Crabbe was a planter at Brownlow, a tea and coffee estate of about 580 acres in the Maskeliya district, during the 1870s and early 1880s.

Dates: 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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Boehmeria nivea, Ramie or china grass, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/140
Scope and Contents

107 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).
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Bope Bridge, Point de Galle, 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022E/47
Scope and Contents

288 x 229 mm. View looking along a creek or river towards an iron girder bridge, with two men in a catamaran in the foreground and dense vegetation on either side of the stretch of water.

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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Borassus flabellifer (Palmyra Palm), 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/66
Scope and Contents

210 x 278 mm. Showing a tall Palmyra palm growing among other trees on a grassy slope.

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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