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Sri Lanka (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1240 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

The tooth relic, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/16
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).
 File

The Tweed, Colombo Harbour, Ceylon, 1888, 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 365/5/24
Scope and Contents Oil on canvas painting, 102 x 76 cm, commissioned from the marine artist Sidney Fever. It depicts the tea clipper ‘The Tweed’ about to sail from Colombo Harbour on 8 April 1888, where she had called during her voyage from China to New York. Weatherstone meticulously researched the ship and harbour in contemporary plans, prints and photographs to ensure the painting’s authenticity, and his list of sources is filed with the collection. ‘The Tweed’ began life as the armed paddle steamer...
Dates: 1974
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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The Watu-taga [Wata-da-ge], steps at eastern entrance, Polannaruwa, 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/11
Scope and Contents

291 x 229 mm. View showing the stone steps leading in to the Wata-da-ge or circular relic house, with broken sanctuary and carving in the foreground.

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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The wild boar, 1835

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 365/5/3
Scope and Contents

88 x 185 mm colour print by I.K. Prince illustrating a boar being hunted with dogs from F. Marryat’s ‘Ceylon’.

Dates: 1835
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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Theabroma cocoa cocoa tree. 20 years, 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/31
Scope and Contents

210 x 277 mm. Showing workers with poles harvesting cocoa pods from a mature specimen of Theobroma cocoa the commonest species of the plant cultivated in Ceylon.

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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TheTemple of the Tooth, Kandy, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/83
Scope and Contents

View of the Temple within the quadrangle.

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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Thuparama Dagoba, 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/66
Scope and Contents

The caption printed on the reverse reads: ' Thuparama Dagoba. Built about 250 B.C., is the oldest in the Island. It is in the sacred Park at Anu-radha-pura'.

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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Thuparama Dagoba, Anuradhapura, Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/85
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Monochrome postcards of the ruined cities of Ceylon, published by Platé Ltd.

Dates: 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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Timber scenery, 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303A/9
Scope and Contents 266 x 237 mm. View looking along a section of line running through deep jungle near Yattegamme, with Europeans and Singhalese posed beneath a large bo tree: ‘A little beyond Yattegamme on the right side of the line is a truly magnificent Bo-tree (ficus religiosa), one of the grandest specimens we should say in Ceylon. It doubtless marks the site of a very ancient Buddhist temple, founded, perhaps at a period when the climate on the banks of the Maha Oya permitted the protracted and healthy...
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).
 File

Tour 1935-36, 1935-09 - 1936-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011WWW
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of albums, containing captioned black and white photographs, taken by one, or more, people travelling in the same group. The albums form a photographic account of a six-month long touring holiday.Of the albums, the first ten are all of the same style and manufacture and each has an embossed title on the front. They follow the journey chronologically. The remaining two contain a smaller selection of images from the same journey, again in chronological order. They are...
Dates: 1935-09 - 1936-01
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

Touring, 1973 - 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/7/6
Scope and Contents This file includes an account by Smedley of his visit to the Maldives, 19-22 November 1975, including detailed reports of meetings with ministers; documents by Smedley on his accompanying Ahmed Zaki (Prime Minister of Maldives, 1972-5) to London and to Aberdeen, October-November 1974; notes by Smedley on his visits to Kandy, 30 May to 1 June 1973; Jaffna, 22 to 26 September 1973; southern Sri Lanka, 13 to 19 March 1974; east and southeast Sri Lanka, 8 May 1974; northern Sri Lanka, 26 to 31...
Dates: 1973 - 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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Transporting chests to the railway station, 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/22
Scope and Contents

279 x 211 mm. Showing a line of labourers leaving the factory, each carrying a chest of tea on his head.

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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Transporting the pods, 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/32
Scope and Contents

210 x 277 mm. Showing a female estate worker posed with a basket of harvested cocoa pods on her head.

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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Travellers palms at Peradeniya, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/10
Scope and Contents

214 x 275 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).
 Fonds

Travels in South Asia and Australia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3024A
Scope and Contents

The album contains a mixture of original photographs, hand-coloured postcards and clippings. Most have manuscript or printed captions. Subjects include travel, hunting, scenes of natural beauty, natural products, and notable places or buildings.

Dates: 1904
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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Tree-ferns in Hakgalla Gardens, Ceylon, 1870 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/27
Scope and Contents

276 x 217 mm. Showing a copse of woolly tree ferns (Alsophila crinita) at Hakgala. Hakgala Peak is situated in the Piduru Range five miles south east of Nuwera Eliya. The botanical gardens, on the south eastern slopes, were founded in 1860 as a nursery for cinchona.

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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Trincomalee, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303G/9
Scope and Contents

260 x 205 mm. Showing two British warships at anchor in Trincomalee Harbour. The buildings on the shoreline are probably the Naval Yards, with Ostenberg Fort on the ridge behind.

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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Trincomalee, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303G/10
Scope and Contents

260 x 204 mm. View looking down on ships anchored in Trincomalee Harbour. The viewpoint has not been positively identified, but is probably from the Ostenberg Fort looking S.W. across the harbour towards Clappenberg Point.

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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[Trincomalee], 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303G/11
Scope and Contents

260 x 204 mm. View looking down on shipping at anchor in the harbour. The three ships appear to be the same vessels seen in Y303G/10, possibly photographed from Little Sober Island.

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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[Trincomalee Harbour], 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303G/12
Scope and Contents

260 x 203 mm. View looking across a channel towards a long ridge. With palm trees in the foreground. Exact location unidentified, but probably part of Trincomalee Harbour.

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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Triumphal Arch at Colombo, Edmund in Jinrickshaw in foreground, 1870 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/9
Scope and Contents

147 x 96 mm. Amateur snapshot looking towards the Triumphal Arch, with the unidentified 'Edmund' heading away from the camera in a rickshaw. Photographer unknown, probably the compiler of the album.

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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Tunnels No. 6 & 6A, 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303A/12
Scope and Contents 168 x 90 mm. View looking along the line between deep rock cuttings towards Tunnel No. 6 (40 yards). The mouth of Tunnel No. 6A (also of 40 yards) can also be seen. The tunnels are situated on 'The Conical Hill' between the Deckande Bank (see Y303A/7) and 'Sensation Rock' (see Y303B/53). ‘Tunnels No. 6 and 6a are shown by Messrs Slinn & Co. in one wonderfully rugged view, the reflected light bringing into equal prominence the sleepers and rails of the iron way and the facets of the...
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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[Two ambulances presented by N.D.A. Silva Wijaysinghe]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/28
Scope and Contents

198 x 140 mm (with acknowledgement of his gift for this and the relief of Belgian children).

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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Two Kandy Chiefs and Low Country Modaliyar, 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/72
Scope and Contents

63 x 95 mm. Full length studio portrait, showing two seated Kandyan chiefs, with a Mudaliyar (see Y3022G/35) standing behind them.

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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Two Kandyan Chiefs, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/103
Scope and Contents

In everyday dress. Taller C. B. Nugawela, shorter, L.B. Ranuraya. (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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