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Calcutta (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 382 Collections and/or Records:

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The Haunted House, corner of Chowringhee and Sudder St, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022BB/22
Scope and Contents 189x196mm. View from the Chowringhee Road showing a somewhat dilapidated three storey town house, built in severely box-like form apart from a projecting entrance, and characteristic of many of the town residences of Calcutta in the early 19th century. The supporting pillars in this case are of the Tuscan order. Massey gives no details of the supposed hauntings, merely stating (p.102) that it was believed to be so and that later the house was avoided and fell into a condition of some...
Dates: 1918
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 High Court, 1907-12 - 1908-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 3/494
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. [Close up view].

Dates: 1907-12 - 1908-01
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).
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The High Court, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022AA/12
Scope and Contents 289x209mm. View from Esplanade Row looking westwards towards the S. facade of the High Court. Designed by Walter Grenville in imitation of the Cloth Hall at Ypres and completed in 1872, the S. facade has a colonnade of pointed arches running along the lower storey, with the capitals of the columns sculpted in Caen stone. A massive 180 foot tower rises from the centre of the facade above the principal entrance. In the left foreground in front of the building stands Sir Edgar Boehm's statue of...
Dates: 1918
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 High Court, Calcutta, 1907-12 - 1908-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 3/453
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. From the Hoogly.

Dates: 1907-12 - 1908-01
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).
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The High Court, Calcutta, 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 21/1/19
Scope and Contents

140 x 93 mm. This building was completed in 1872, and the photograph shows construction work still in progress on the tower, (p. 229).

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 High Court - Calcutta, 1920 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC India/3
Scope and Contents

Numbered '5' on the bottom left-hand corner.

Dates: 1920 - 1929
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 Hooghly, Calcutta, 1860 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/84
Scope and Contents

318 x 190 mm. View from the bank of the river showing sailing vessels and steamers at their moorings.

Dates: 1860 - 1869
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 Hooghly River, Calcutta, 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 21/1/25
Scope and Contents

134 x 100 mm. Showing sailing ships at anchor and Indian boats in foreground, (p. 239).

Dates: 1874
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 Jain Temple. Calcutta, 1920 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC India/2
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Monochrome postcards. The geographical locations of the cards, together with their publishers, breakdown thus:1-9 Calcutta (various anonymous publishers)10-57 Agra (K. Lall and Co.)58-59 Benares (also known as Varanasi - Saeed Bros.)60-75 Lucknow (Omaid Singh and Sons)76-91 Delhi (Lal Chand and Sons, Dariba, Delhi)92-123 Lahore and Amritsar (Punjab Religious Book Society, Lahore)124-129 Burma130-135 Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) coloured (Plate and...
Dates: 1920 - 1929
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 Marble Hall, Government House, wrongly captioned] The Ball Room, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022AA/7
Scope and Contents 276x220mm. View looking N. to S. along the Marble Hall, which forms a junction with the Throne Room: the canopy and throne can be seen through the archway at the end of the room. The print is incorrectly captioned both in the album and in Massey. The two rooms are of similar proportions and design (for a photograph of the Ball Room, see Curzon i, p.110), although the Ball Room has a higher ceiling. The Marble Hall was the principal state room in the building and consists of a central nave...
Dates: 1918
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 Museum, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022BB/23
Scope and Contents 203x163mm. View from Chowringhee Road showing the W. frontage of the Museum and the northern facade running along Sudder Street. The Indian Museum, designed by the Government Architect Walter B. Granville and opened to the public in 1875, stands at the corner of these two streets on the other of Sudder Street to the 'Haunted House'. The building is of two storeys plus an attic storey with pavilions with Corinthian columns on the upper floor projecting out into Chowinghee Road. Banded...
Dates: 1918
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 native entertainment, 1905-12-29 - 1906-01-06

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 8/123
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints. This appears to have been an official record of the Royal Tour. Each page has a heading for the place and date and most photographs are captioned, probably by a professional calligrapher. The Prince of Wales Feathers are on the cover and 'The Royal Tour of India 1905-1906' on the spine. Locations and periods covered are: Bombay, 9 November- 14 November, 1905; Udaipur, 18 November - 29 November, 1905; Jaipur, 21 November-23 November, 1905; Lahore, 28 November-1...
Dates: 1905-12-29 - 1906-01-06
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 New Market, Calcutta, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022BB/21
Scope and Contents

205x147mm. View of the Lindsay Street frontage of the New Market, opened in 1874, showing the polychrome brick facade of the main (south) entrance with its pinnacles and turrets. Although generally known as the New Market, its more formal title was the Sir Stuart Hogg Market, named after the Chairman of the Calcutta Municipality, (Massey p.96).

Dates: 1918
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 oreodoxa regia, 1907-12 - 1908-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 3/508
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. The Oreodoxa Avenue, Botanical Gardens

Dates: 1907-12 - 1908-01
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).
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The pagoda in the Eden Gardens, brought by Lord Dalhousie from Prome in Burma in 1854, 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 21/1/22
Scope and Contents

203 x 158 mm. (p. 235).

Dates: 1874
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 palmetum, 1907-12 - 1908-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 3/510
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate.

Dates: 1907-12 - 1908-01
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).
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The palmetum, Botanical Gardens near Calcutta, 1907-12 - 1908-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 10/5/510
Scope and Contents

350 x 250 mm. 'Quite unfinished but may serve for colour.'

Dates: 1907-12 - 1908-01
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).
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The pandanus utilissimus, 1907-12 - 1908-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 3/507
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. Botanical Gardens.

Dates: 1907-12 - 1908-01
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).
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The Post Office on the night of Jan. 3rd, 1906-01-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 8/124
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints. This appears to have been an official record of the Royal Tour. Each page has a heading for the place and date and most photographs are captioned, probably by a professional calligrapher. The Prince of Wales Feathers are on the cover and 'The Royal Tour of India 1905-1906' on the spine. Locations and periods covered are: Bombay, 9 November- 14 November, 1905; Udaipur, 18 November - 29 November, 1905; Jaipur, 21 November-23 November, 1905; Lahore, 28 November-1...
Dates: 1906-01-03
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 Rt. Rev. James Blair, Assistant Bishop of Calcutta for East Bengal, 1951, 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/2/3/2
Scope and Contents

160 x 114 mm. glossy print with 56 mm. negative.

Dates: 1951
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 statue of Sir William Peel V.C. K.C.B., Eden Gardens, Calcutta, 1860 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022E/9
Scope and Contents 309 x 176 mm. Showing the statue of Sir William Peel (1824-1858) by Speed, with the Eden Gardens in the foreground. The third son of Sir Robert Peel, he entered the Royal Navy in 1838 and saw service in China, the Pacific, North America and the West Indies before winning the V.C. as a member of the Naval Brigade at Sevastopol. He commanded the Shannon and led the Naval Brigade in the Indian Mutiny and, after being wounded at Lucknow, died of smallpox at Cawnpore. See also Y3022BB/42. Bourne...
Dates: 1860 - 1869
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 Tashi Llama [i.e. Lama], 1905-12-29 - 1906-01-06

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 8/122
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints. This appears to have been an official record of the Royal Tour. Each page has a heading for the place and date and most photographs are captioned, probably by a professional calligrapher. The Prince of Wales Feathers are on the cover and 'The Royal Tour of India 1905-1906' on the spine. Locations and periods covered are: Bombay, 9 November- 14 November, 1905; Udaipur, 18 November - 29 November, 1905; Jaipur, 21 November-23 November, 1905; Lahore, 28 November-1...
Dates: 1905-12-29 - 1906-01-06
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 Throne Room, Government House, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022AA/6
Scope and Contents 277x218mm. A view looking along the Throne Room from E. to W., with the throne and canopy at the left against the S. wall. This low, gilded seat was commonly reported to be the throne of Tippu Sultan, but Curzon argues persuasively (Curzon i, pp.103-104) that it was more likely to have been a seat for elephant riding. A line of chandeliers runs along the centre of the apartment and the rest of the room is furnished with low armchairs and tables. Before the mid-19th century durbars and levees...
Dates: 1918
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 'Thunder' ashore at Colvin's Ghat, 1864

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022BB/60
Scope and Contents

252x188mm. Showing the steamer 'Thunder' (the property of Apcar & Co.) beached beside the Strand Road at Colvin's Ghat at the west end of Hastings Street after the 1864 cyclone, (Massey p.35).

Dates: 1864
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 Town Hall, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022AA/11
Scope and Contents 290x206mm. View from Esplanade Row showing the S. facade of the Town Hall, partially obscured by trees. The building is a two storey block with a hexastyle portico in the Tuscan- Doric order supporting a heavy entablature which runs the length of the terrace roofed building. The architect was John Garstin who had been responsible for the construction of the astonishing gola at Bankipur in the 1780s and who was afterwards Chief Engineer in Bengal (for full biographical details, see R.H....
Dates: 1918
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).