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Colombo (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 174 Collections and/or Records:

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In Colombo Harbour, 1907

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

Landscape format. Looking back at the Ortona.

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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In Colombo Harbour, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/23
Scope and Contents

Approaching the landing stage [taken from small boat].

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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In Colombo Harbour, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/24
Scope and Contents

Approaching the landing stage [taken from small boat].

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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[In Victoria Park, Colombo], 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309993C(LS)/122
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of glass lantern slides, 82 x 82 mm, mostly of Samoa, taken by John Snowden Smithson. Smithson visited Samoa on holiday and presumably the remaining slides (5 of them unidentified, 13 of Yosemite National Park and 10 of Ceylon), together with a map, date from the same period. None of the slides are captioned, but the first 91 slides have numbers on their left hand corners, running from 20/10 to 30/9, with a few gaps, and presumably represent the sequence in which the...
Dates: 1903
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 Colombo Station, 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303A/5
Scope and Contents

214 x 158 mm. View looking along the platform, with several figures posed for the photographer on the platform at the right. This view illustrates well the use of decorative wrought iron in the construction of the station, (Perera, ‘The Ceylon railway’, p. 63).

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).
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Kande, Colombo, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/45
Scope and Contents

Half-plate (landscape format). Two coolies on steps at crown [corner] of large reservoir tank at Malaga, Kande. See colouring of trees in painting 38. Sloping side of reservoir is green grass; steps are of white cement. Where man is working, bricks are red with white mortar. (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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Landing at Colombo : Their Royal Highnesses leaving the jetty for the railway station, 1901-04-12 - 1901-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 2/2
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 are preceded by a 72 pp. description...
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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Landing Chetty, Colombo, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/1
Scope and Contents

The printed caption on the reverse reads: 'M.B. Uduman's Copyright No. 6. Printed in Saxony. Published by 'The Travellers Mart', 14 York and Ballie Street, Colombo'.

Dates: 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).
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Laying first stone by H.R.H. Prince of Wales 8th Dec 1875, 1875-12-08

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303C/1
Scope and Contents

248 x 200 mm. View looking down onto the starting point of the breakwater, with a large crowd gathered in front of the open-sided marquee beneath which the foundation stone is suspended. The Prince of Wales has not been positively identified: he may be hidden behind the foundation stone or he may possibly be one of the figures climbing the steps up to the marquee.

Dates: 1875-12-08
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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Lighthouse and Landing Pier looking N.E. March 1885, 1885-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303C/14
Scope and Contents

259 x 210 mm View from near the head looking towards the completed lighthouse and landing pier, with the harbour entrance beyond. A photograph taken from a similar viewpoint to Y303C/8.

Dates: 1885-03
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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Main street in the city of Colombo, Ceylon, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303L/1
Scope and Contents

242 x 192 mm. View looking along the street (? Chatham Street), with cars and rickshaws to the foreground.

Dates: 1960 - 1969
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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Maldive fleet in Colombo Harbour, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/185
Scope and Contents

Trading vessels from the Maldive Islands. The vessels are part of a trading fleet from the Maldive Islands. An annual tribute is brought from these Islands and ceremoniously presented to the Governor of Ceylon at Colombo. (Fisher).

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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Maldive fleet in Colombo Harbour, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/186
Scope and Contents

Trading vessels from the Maldive Islands. The vessels are part of a trading fleet from the Maldive Islands. An annual tribute is brought from these Islands and ceremoniously presented to the Governor of Ceylon at Colombo. (Fisher).

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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Maldive fleet in Colombo Harbour, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/187
Scope and Contents

Trading vessels from the Maldive Islands. The vessels are part of a trading fleet from the Maldive Islands. An annual tribute is brought from these Islands and ceremoniously presented to the Governor of Ceylon at Colombo. (Fisher).

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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Maldive fleet in Colombo Harbour, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/188
Scope and Contents

Trading vessels from the Maldive Islands. The vessels are part of a trading fleet from the Maldive Islands. An annual tribute is brought from these Islands and ceremoniously presented to the Governor of Ceylon at Colombo. (Fisher).

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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[Man with panniers], 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/11/36
Scope and Contents

55 x 79 mm.

Dates: 1932
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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Moonlight in Columbo [i.e. Colombo] Harbour, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/403
Scope and Contents

Approximately 200 x 140 mm. Photogravure. Probably photographed by F. Skeen.

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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Mount Latvinia sea coast, Colombo, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/9
Scope and Contents

The printed caption on the reverse reads: 'M.B. Uduman's Copyright No. 94. Printed in Saxony. Published by 'The Travellers Mart', 14 York and Ballie Street, Colombo'.

Dates: 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).
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Mount Lavinia, nr Colombo [c 1875], 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/33
Scope and Contents

197 x 148 mm. General view of the Mount Lavinia Hotel, some seven miles from Colombo. The main part of the hotel stands on a small headland overlooking the ocean with a single storied verandahed building, presumably providing additional accommodation. The main house was a two storey stone building with a balcony originally built for the Governor of Ceylon, Sir Edward Barnes.

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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Mt. [i.e. Mount] Lavinia Hotel, Colombo, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/18
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Monochrome postcards, mainly of Colombo scenes, published by W.H.L. Skeen and Co.

Dates: 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).
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Mutwall, Colombo, 1888, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/107
Scope and Contents

276 x 216 mm. Group portrait of Europeans posed in a garden, with a lake in the background. In front of the group stands a large tortoise. No identifications, although the figure second front left, front row, is possibly J.A. Alexander. Mutwall, with its lake, is in the northern part of Colombo.

Dates: 1888
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 street scene [?Colombo], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/117
Scope and Contents

275x213mm. View looking along an unsurfaced road with mud and thatch houses on either side and three Cinghalese posed in the roadway.

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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No. 10. A street scene, Colombo, 1895 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/34
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Monochrome postcards showing views in Colombo, Kandy and the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, published by Platé Ltd.

Dates: 1895 - 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).
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No. 11. Kayman's Gate, Pettah, 1895 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/31
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Monochrome postcards showing views in Colombo, Kandy and the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, published by Platé Ltd.

Dates: 1895 - 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).
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No. 32. Rickshaw and bullock hackery, Colombo, 1895 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/36
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Monochrome postcards showing views in Colombo, Kandy and the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, published by Platé Ltd.

Dates: 1895 - 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).

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