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Chennai (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:

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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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Madras railway abstract train timetable of special express train with Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 89/35/2/35
Scope and Contents From the Series:

A collection of programmes, invitations, menus, photographs and other material issued in connection with the Royal Visit to India during 1905-1906.

Dates: 1906
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, result of a cyclone, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022P/127
Scope and Contents

View looking along the seashore and showing a railway line twisted and fractured by a cyclone.

Dates: 1901
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, sideboard in Govt. House, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022P/175
Scope and Contents

Showing the display of silver.

Dates: 1901
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, St Andrew’s Kirk, Choir, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022P/134
Scope and Contents

View showing choir stalls, the font and a stained glass window in St. Andrew’s Church (the Scotch Church), built 1818-20. On the left can be seen part of the monument and inscription to Lieutenant Colonel James Walker of the Madras Light Infantry, killed near Rangoon during the First Burmese War in December 1824.

Dates: 1901
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, the surf, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022P/144
Scope and Contents

View from the beach.

Dates: 1901
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 : the Victorian Memorial Technical Institute

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 24/82
Scope and Contents From the File:

Album containing prints, of a total size of 300 x 185 mm. (actual print surface 260 x 165 mm.), on linen hinges bound by the India Office Library. Includes typed list of contents bound in at the beginning of the album.

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, Trooper of H.E’s bodyguard, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022P/140
Scope and Contents

Showing a mounted lancer.

Dates: 1901
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 : washing day, between Madras and Guindy

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 24/81
Scope and Contents From the File:

Album containing prints, of a total size of 300 x 185 mm. (actual print surface 260 x 165 mm.), on linen hinges bound by the India Office Library. Includes typed list of contents bound in at the beginning of the album.

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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Main Block. Spencer's Hotel, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302L/5
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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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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Musalah boat, Madras [Chennai], 1875 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022G/62
Scope and Contents

175 x 127 mm. A musalah boat beached in Madras Harbour [Chennai], with part of the pier n the left background and shipping moored in the roadstead beyond. For a note on the boats see Y3022L/85. At the extreme left can be seen part of one of the catamarans that accompanied the boats in case of accident, see Y3022L/86. Photograph by A.T.W. Penn no. 649.

Dates: 1875 - 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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Native chiefs awaiting the arrival of T.R.Hs The Prince and Princess, 1906-01-24 - 1906-01-28

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 8/145
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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[Probably Madras]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 6/304
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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[Probably Madras]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 6/305
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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[Probably Madras]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 6/306
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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Programme, Madras, Thursday 25th January, 1906, 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 89/35/2/32
Scope and Contents From the Series:

A collection of programmes, invitations, menus, photographs and other material issued in connection with the Royal Visit to India during 1905-1906.

Dates: 1906
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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Programme of the entertainment given to Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales at Madras, 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 89/35/2/29
Scope and Contents From the Series:

A collection of programmes, invitations, menus, photographs and other material issued in connection with the Royal Visit to India during 1905-1906.

Dates: 1906
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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Revenue Board Office, Madras, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/283
Scope and Contents From the File: 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).
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Round House, Madras Marina, 1900 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 77/5/2
Scope and Contents

A mounted and framed watercolour by Mrs Bellord painted before 1914.

Dates: 1900 - 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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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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Sea Gate of the Fort, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/87
Scope and Contents

279x219mm. View from the beach looking towards Fort St George. On the skyline rises the steeple of St Mary's Church, consecrated in 1680 and consequently the first Anglican church in the east. Photographer unknown, probably John P Nicholas and Co.

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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Secretary's log, 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 77/1/7
Scope and Contents

An account by Diana Hartley of her departure from Coonoor and her time in Madras and Poona, 14-16 June 1938, with a carbon copy on the same sheet.

Dates: 1938
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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Sir Pertab Singh and 3 sons of Ld.[i.e. Lord] Ampthill

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 6/294
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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