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Sri Lanka (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1240 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

View from Newara Eliya Hotel, Ceylon, 1870 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/26
Scope and Contents

274 x 216 mm. View from the driveway of the hotel looking through the trees towards Nuwara Eliya Lake in the distance.

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).
 Item

View from No. 2 Tunnel, 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303A/11
Scope and Contents

167 x 92 mm. View from the line looking out over hilly, jungle covered country towards distant mountains.

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).
 Item

[View from Ramboda], 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/46
Scope and Contents

278 x 215 mm. View looking along the Ramboda Pass, with a small river in the foreground. 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).
 Item

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

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

277 x 214 mm. A view looking south across Dutch Bay towards Dutch Point with army quarters in the foreground. The view looks back towards the location from which the preceding print was photographed. 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 Wachwella Bungalow, Galle, 1870 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3062B/24
Scope and Contents

274 x 213 mm. A view looking over a river valley planted out with rice with woods and palms in the foreground.

Dates: 1870 - 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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View in forest, young eucalyptus plantation, Nanoya, showing Adam’s Peak in the distance [1891], 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/126
Scope and Contents

150 x 111 mm.

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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View in the Rambodda Pass, 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022E/55
Scope and Contents

287 x 238 mm. View of the road curving round the steep hillside in the pass between Gampola and Newara Eliya, with a river in the right foreground. No. 2107 scratched out on negative, replaced by 2153.

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).
 Item

View of a cocoanut [i.e. coconut] estate, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/46
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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View of Colombo Harbour, Ceylon, 1905 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Sierra Leone II/16
Scope and Contents

A message from Ken to Mr and Mrs P F Oliver (Pete and Dorothy) in Hong Kong is written on the reverse. Published by 'Will's Studio, Dematagoda'

Dates: 1905 - 1953
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

View of Nuwara Eliya, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/49
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

View of Nuwara Eliya, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/50
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

[View of Nuwera Eliya from the Rambodda Pass], 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022U/50
Scope and Contents

273 x 216 mm. This is probably among the studies shown by Skeen at the Melbourne Exhibition of 1880.

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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View of part of Kandy, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/85
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. Statue of Sir H. G. Ward GCMG. Native Court House just in front of Church, and crowd waiting for cases to come on (Fisher). [Sir Henry George Ward (1797-1860) was Lord High Commissioner to the Ionian Islands, 1849-1855 and Governor of Ceylon 1855-1860. He died of cholera in Madras shortly after taking up the post of Governor].

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 of the River Kalu-Ganga from the main turret of Richmond Castle

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/10
Scope and Contents From the File:

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.

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

View on the Ceylon Railway Incline, 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022E/50
Scope and Contents

188 x 317 mm. View of the sharp turn in the line and the precipitous drop at the right at Sensation Rock on the Colombo-Kandy Railway. Signed 208 B.& S. 2082.

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).
 Fonds

Views in Australia, Egypt, Aden, Asia and other places chiefly circa 1908-1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)
Scope and Contents The collection was originally housed in seven boxes, four of which were specially made with individual slots for slides. These were numbered 3, 6, 10 and 11 and the remaining boxes were unnumbered. Presumably these formed part of a larger collection, but nothing is known of the original owner or the fate of any other boxes. For conservation reasons, the collection has since been re-boxed. The captions given are normally those which appear on the slides themselves. They have been used as...
Dates: 1908 - 1915
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

Views in Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], 1890s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303G
Scope and Contents A collection of loose albumen prints, the majority measuring approximately 260 x 205 mm, some captioned on the reverse. Titles composed for this catalogue are enclosed in square brackets. The collection shows scenes mainly in Colombo and Trincomalee. Photographs by A.W.A. Plâté and Co., William Louis Henry Skeen and Co., Aldolphus William Andree and the Colombo Apothecaries Company.A.W.A. Plâté and Co.Founded in 1890 by A.W.A. Plâté and his wife Clara in a studio in the...
Dates: 1890 - 1899
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

Views of Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka]

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

An album containing albumen prints by a number of photographers, including W.L.H. Skeen and Co., Joseph Lawton, and Colombo Apothecaries Company.

This is an important collection whose subjects include the Colombo-Kandy railway construction; archaeological views of Polonnaruwa and Anaradhapura; the tea industry; views of Colombo; and Perahera celebrations, Kandy. There are also 11 photographs of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kandy in 1897.

Dates: 1860 - 1899
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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Villagers hut, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/137
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. On the way to the gemming pits. (Man with basket on head is selling bread.) Village is called Gettangudda. Notice breadfruit tree beyond roof of cottage. (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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Visit of Princes Albert Victor and George to Ceylon, H.M.S. ‘Bacchante’ and ‘Ruby’ Feb 1882, 1882-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303C/6
Scope and Contents

258 x 207 mm. View from the seaward end of the breakwater looking towards the Customs House area, with construction work in progress in the foreground. H.M.S. ‘Bacchante’ and ‘Ruby’ are anchored in the harbour within the area enclosed by the breakwater. The two princes remained in Ceylon from 25th January to 6th February 1882. For an account of their visit, see John N. Dalton, ‘The cruise of Her Majesty’s Ship Bacchante’ 1879-1882 (2 vols, London, 1886), vol 2, p 311-344.

Dates: 1882-02
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

Volume I : Outward journey and Ceylon October-December 1907, 1907-10 - 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1
Scope and Contents The album now contains prints numbered in the range 1-167 (originally there were 147). Added numbers are: 60A, 60B, 90A and 99A; spoiled: 37-39, 56, 57, 61, 63, 80, 119, 123, 160, 165; not used 41, 44, 49, 52, 60, 75, 84, 95, 140, 141, 142, 151; missing: 43, 48, 99, 153. The photographs are not arranged totally in numerical order within the album so that 99A, 166-167 follow 69 and 136 follows 74. Subjects covered in this album are: Port Said;Cape Gardafui;Ceylon...
Dates: 1907-10 - 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).
 File

Volume II : Ceylon, South India and Burma, December 1907, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2
Scope and Contents The album now contains photographs numbered in the range 168-346 (originally there were 165). Added numbers are: 200A, 263A, 270A-D, 280A, 296A, 335A-B; spoiled: 234; not used: 170, 172, 173, 175, 199, 203, 204, 216, 226, 228, 240-242, 253, 255, 257, 258, 262, 300, 314, 325, 326, 334; missing: 333. Numbers 270A-D and 280A are by Hutchins. The photographs are not arranged totally in numerical order within the album so that 280A follows 337. Subjects covered in this album...
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).
 Fonds

W.A. Davis Retirement Photograph 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303M
Scope and Contents Framed photograph measuring 425 x 180 mm (print) and 590 x 260 mm (frame).It shows a group of 76 individuals (presumably Davis and his staff) outside a building. On the back is a label 'Presented to W.A. Davis Esq: Supdt. of Appln Surveys, on the eve of his retirement by the Staff of the Application and Field Sheet Departments. Surveyor General's Office. Colombo, 8th. May 1935'. William Arthur Davis, P.A.S.I., born in 1889, joined the Survey Department in Ceylon in 1913. He was...
Dates: 1935
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).
 Item

Warming up a break of tea before packing, 1880 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/18
Scope and Contents

278 x 210 mm. Showing the final warming of the tea before packing, with leaf spread out on metal trays.

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

Washing clothes, Ceylon, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303G/6
Scope and Contents

260 x 204 mm. View showing Singhalese men washing clothes at the edge of a river or lake, with laundry drying on the ground beyond and a plantation of palms in the background.

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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