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Chennai (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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Chepauk Palace, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/91
Scope and Contents 279x220mm. General view of the Chepauk Palace, situated on the Marina to the east of Government House. This was formerly the residence of the Nawab of the Carnatic, but on the death of the last of that line the property was escheated to the Government and became the offices of the Board of Revenue. The area at the left, formerly the zenana, became the Madras College of Engineering and additions in Indo-Saracenic style were later made by R.F. Chisholm. The original palace was probably...
Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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Government House and Banqueting Hall, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/90
Scope and Contents

287x219mm. View of the east facade of Government House, Triplicane, Madras, with the Banqueting Hall to the north.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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Government Offices in Fort, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/88
Scope and Contents 287x189mm. View looking across Fort Square towards the Secretariat in Fort St George, a three storey building with a terrace roof and rusticated ground floor and with pedimented pavilions at either end. The central Tuscan portico is segmental in shape and rises from above the arcaded ground floor. This portico is of whiter stone than its surroundings, possibly indicating later construction. Originally the site of the East India Company's factory, parts of the central portion possibly date...
Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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Interior of St George' s Cathedral, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/94
Scope and Contents

223x277mm. View from a choir stall of the domed chancel and the altar of St George's.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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Large idol representing Mimaraswmy, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/96
Scope and Contents

223x28lmm. View of the massive stone statue of the god Mannarswamy in Madras.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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Madras Harbour, 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/84
Scope and Contents 282x225mm. View (?from the top of the lighthouse) looking down onto the waterfront and harbour, and showing the screw-pile pier and the two enclosing breakwaters to the north and south. In the foreground are railway sidings and coal dumps. This photograph was probably taken around 1880. The breakwaters as seen here are not completed, lacking the final curve towards one another to make a narrow entrance, but the picture was probably taken before the cyclone of 1881 which largely destroyed the...
Dates: 1880
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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Madras looking north, 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/83
Scope and Contents 277x225mm. View from the Promenade looking north along the waterfront. Part of Fort St George and the Saluting Battery can be seen in the left foreground, with the 142 foot granite Doric column of the Lighthouse (built 1838-44). The spire on the skyline belongs to the Roman Catholic Cathedral. This appears to date from before 1875, when work started on the two breakwaters which were to enclose the 1000 foot screw-pile pier (opened in 1862) and create an artificial harbour. The pier itself...
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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Marine Villa and Senate House, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/89
Scope and Contents 276x213mm. View from the Marina looking westwards, with Marine Villa in the foreground and the University Senate beyond. Marine Villa is a two storey residential building which formed part of the Government House domain. The University Senate is an impressive hall in Indo-Saracenic style with four massive domed towers at the corners. The building was completed in 1878 to the designs of the Government Architect Robert Fellowes Chisholm, architect, among other buildings in Madras, of the Post...
Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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Musahah [massulah] boat for conveying passengers to steamers, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/85
Scope and Contents

284x218mm. View of a massulah boat beached beside the harbour at Madras, with the crew seated in position with their oars. The boat flies the blue ensign and has the words 'Port Boat' painted on its side. Until harbour improvements mitigated somewhat the inconvenience of landing at Madras' open roadstead, these boats were the principal vehicle for negotiating the ferocious surf and depositing travellers on the beach.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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Sawmy horses at Royapuram, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/97
Scope and Contents

280x225mm. View of an Indian sculpture showing two winged horses, their front hooves resting on the shoulders of four human figures. Royapuram is a suburb of Madras.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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Tappa Tank at Madras, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/95
Scope and Contents

272x224mm. View looking across the tank with its central shrine. A number of Indian figures are posed on the path in the foreground. Mylapore is a southern suburb of the city of Madras.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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