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Sri Lanka (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1240 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Two year old eucalyptus plantation, Nanoya [1891] Hansard seen, 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/125
Scope and Contents

144 x 113 mm. The figure standing on the path is possibly A. Hansard, Superintendent of Police.

Dates: 1891
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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Types of the Native Races met with in Ceylon, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/57
Scope and Contents

Shows 26 racial types with identification.

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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Under the shade of the palms, Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/407
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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[Unidentified carved stone friezes, probably part of the Mirisweti Dagoba, Anuradhapura], 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/19
Scope and Contents

283 x 214 mm. Showing partially covered blocks of stone, carved with a running frieze of elephants and other animals. This probably comes from part of the structure of the Mirisweti Dagoba.

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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[Unidentified remains, possibly part of Maha Sen’s Pavilions, Anuradhapura], 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/18
Scope and Contents

283 x 213 mm. View looking towards the remains of a building standing in a clearing with a pool in the foreground. For an account of Maha Sen’s Pavilions, see Smither, 'Architectural remains, Anuradhapura, Ceylon', p 59-60. 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).
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[Unidentified remains, possibly part of the Mirisweti Dagoba, Anuradhapura], 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/17
Scope and Contents

288 x 225 mm. Showing standing columns and blocks in a recently made clearing. 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).
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Union of the fig and the palmyra palm, 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022E/49
Scope and Contents

234 x 284 mm. Showing a fig tree growing round and enveloping the trunk of a Palmyra palm. No. 2080 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).
 File

Unveiling of statue of King George V, 1916

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

Contains prints of various sizes, as listed (mounted on card), with descriptions in gold lettering and bound in a red leather volume with the inscription 'Souvenir of the Unveiling of the First Statue of His Majesty the King in the East, at Kalutara South, Ceylon. The Gift of Don Arthur Silva Wijaysinghe Siriwardene, (Sinahalese Chief) The Padikar Mudaliyar, Justice of the Peace, etc., etc. 22nd of July, 1916'. Various printed items have also been inserted.

Dates: 1916
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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Up country view with Newera Eliya in the distance [letterpress]. Hakgalle Rock in the distance [ms], 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/92
Scope and Contents

206 x 154 mm. View looking over the Rambodda Pass. See also Y3022L/126.

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).
 Item

[Valley], 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/11/46
Scope and Contents

80 x 53 mm. A wooded valley, possibly in Sri Lanka.

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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Vanilla planifolia, vanilla, growing on forest tree, 1890 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/174
Scope and Contents

107 x 150 mm

Dates: 1890 - 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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Vanilla [Vanilla planifolia] showing the pods, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/149
Scope and Contents

129 x 102 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).
 Item

Veddah man [c 1875], 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/75
Scope and Contents

61 x 96 mm. Half length studio portrait of a veddah, the original indigenous inhabitants of Ceylon.

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).
 Item

Veddahs, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/31
Scope and Contents

95 x 140 mm. Group portrait of male and female Veddahs standing in front of thatched huts. 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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Veddahs shooting, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/28
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).
 Item

Veddahs shooting, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/29
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).
 Item

Veddahs shooting, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/30
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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Venkatamal - The last Queen of Kandy, 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/73
Scope and Contents

The caption printed on the reverse reads: 'The last Queen of Kandy, from the original engraving by William Daniell, R.A.'.

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).
 Item

Victoria Bridge, Colombo, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/6
Scope and Contents

The printed caption on the reverse reads: 'M.B. Uduman's Copyright No. 69. Printed in Saxony. Published by 'The Travellers Mart', 14 York and Ballie Street, Colombo'.

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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Victoria Park, Colombo, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/7
Scope and Contents

The printed caption on the reverse reads: 'M.B. Uduman's Copyright No. 63. Printed in Saxony. Published by 'The Travellers Mart', 14 York and Ballie Street, Colombo'.

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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View at Hakgalla, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/121
Scope and Contents

Half-plate (landscape format). Just before sunrise. [Looking over treetops towards hills].

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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View at Newara Eliya, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/118
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. From St. Andrews Hotel. [ Looking along road leading through woods, with hills in background].

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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View from Ballany [Hill], 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303A/26
Scope and Contents

153 x 97 mm. View from the hillside looking down on the line which curves round on an embankment in the foreground before entering the deep rock cutting which leads to the mouth of the Meangalla Tunnel. 300 feet long and 18 feet broad, its construction was attended by several fatal accidents (see Ferguson, p. 9). On a spur of the hillside above the tunnel are the bungalows of Faviell and other staff. In the far distance is the peak of Utuwakanda, (Perera, ‘The Ceylon railway’, p. 95).

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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View from Fort Frederick, Trincomalie [i.e. Trincomalee], 1882 - 1883

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 2/33A
Scope and Contents

265 x 204 mm. Duplicate of preceding print. Photograph probably by M.A. Cameron.

Dates: 1882 - 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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View from near Hakgalla, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/128
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. Looking over the Uva plain (patna land) to Diyatalawa, the Boer prisoners camp.

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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