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Chennai (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:

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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 House, Madras

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 6/291
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints varying in size from approximately 50 x 80 mm to 290 x 249 mm. Captions are handwritten by the Prince of Wales. This records the visit to India of the Prince of Wales (later King George V) and Princess Mary. The front cover is embossed with India 1905-6. Locations depicted include Bombay, Indore, Udaipur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Gajner, Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Lucknow, Calcutta, Burma, Madras, Hyderabad and Mysore. There are prints of the arrival of...
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, Madras

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 6/292
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints varying in size from approximately 50 x 80 mm to 290 x 249 mm. Captions are handwritten by the Prince of Wales. This records the visit to India of the Prince of Wales (later King George V) and Princess Mary. The front cover is embossed with India 1905-6. Locations depicted include Bombay, Indore, Udaipur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Gajner, Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Lucknow, Calcutta, Burma, Madras, Hyderabad and Mysore. There are prints of the arrival of...
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, Madras, 1906-01-24

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 9/129
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains prints, of an approximate size of 80 x 100 mm, mounted on card, six to a page, in a padded black leather album inscribed on the cover India 1905-06 from C.C. and 'Photographs taken by Sir Charles Cust Bt. 1905-06' is written on the fly leaf in Queen Marys hand. Sir Charles Cust took this collection of amateur photographs while accompanying the Royal Party. Most of the photographs have elegant hand-written captiions, but these are not always very explicit - some portraying...
Dates: 1906-01-24
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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Group, Madras, 1906-01-24 - 1906-01-28

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 9/132
Scope and Contents

Indians and English children.

Dates: 1906-01-24 - 1906-01-28
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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Group of Saumbur, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/282
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. And one spotted deer at the Menagerie, peoples park, Madras

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).
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Group of Saumbur, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/281
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate. And one spotted deer at the Menagerie, peoples park, Madras.

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).
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Gymkhana Club. Madras, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302L/9-10
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: This is a private album, measuring 260 x 230 mm, containing photographs of various formats taken by an amateur, supplemented by landscapes bought from commercial studios. Most images are captioned in white ink and captions have been recorded as found. They may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. The captions have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. A number of photographs are missing, although their captions remain. The...
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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H.S. ‘Madras’, 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/255
Scope and Contents

141 x 55 mm. Postcard view of the 'Madras' leaving Madras [Chennai ] Harbour 17 Nov. 1914. The caption states that up to 31 Mar. 1917, the ship had made 40 double voyages, carrying 16,801 patients. Photograph by Lady Pentland.

Dates: 1914
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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In Madras Harbour, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/286
Scope and Contents

Going out to British India steamer Lindula. [Rowing boat with steamer in background].

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).
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India, personal photographs, 1930 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 75/6/1
Scope and Contents Black-and-white photographs of buildings, locations and the native population. The majority of the photographs are labelled, but most are undated. They include some taken in Ceylon, Egypt and Morocco. The locations featured include Agra, Chandpur, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Ismailia, Jaipur, Lucknow, Madras and Tangier. The nature of the photographs would suggest that they were taken for personal interest rather than in connection with Pringle's work. There is a short descriptive note at...
Dates: 1930 - 1940
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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[Indian boats at waters edge], 1906-01-24 - 1906-01-28

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 8/147
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: 1906-01-24 - 1906-01-28
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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[Indian boats at waters edge], 1906-01-24 - 1906-01-28

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 8/150
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: 1906-01-24 - 1906-01-28
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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Indian Coolies on board the Lindula in Bay of Bengal crossing to work on Burma paddy fields [historic title], 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 10/5/288
Scope and Contents

350 x 250 mm.

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).
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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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Leaving the harbour, 1906-01-24 - 1906-01-28

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 8/144
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: 1906-01-24 - 1906-01-28
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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Letters, 1941-05-17 - 1946-06-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 364/1/4
Scope and Contents This section discusses Benson’s experience during the Second World War. He was an Early Defence Local Volunteer before being called up in May 1941 to serve with the Royal Engineers. In Oct. 1943 he travelled to India, to join Queen Victoria’s Own Madras Sappers and Miners, where he trained Indian army recruits. In early 1944, Benson transferred to the West African Engineers, although he continued to serve in India. He was based at a number of locations, including camps in Bangalore,...
Dates: 1941-05-17 - 1946-06-03
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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Little Willie, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302L/6
Scope and Contents

Portrait of a young Indian boy.

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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Log of the 'Houghton'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 4
Scope and Contents

'The log book of Capt. John Edwards, R.N. Given to Robert Stafford Edwards by his Aunt Miss Jane Edwards 1880. Solihull. Warwickshire.'

Dates: 1786 - 1788
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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Luxe Villa, Madras, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302L/20
Scope and Contents

Two couples sitting at an out-door table. One is identified as Peter Dewar and his wife, who are named in the captions of Y302L/21-2.

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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Luxe Ville, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302L/7
Scope and Contents

View of interior.

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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Luxe Ville. Madras, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302L/19
Scope and Contents

View of a couple playing tennis.

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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'Luxe Ville' Madras, Christmas Day, 1918, 1918-12-25

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302L/1-4
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: This is a private album, measuring 260 x 230 mm, containing photographs of various formats taken by an amateur, supplemented by landscapes bought from commercial studios. Most images are captioned in white ink and captions have been recorded as found. They may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. The captions have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. A number of photographs are missing, although their captions remain. The...
Dates: 1918-12-25
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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