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Colombo (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 174 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Queens House, Colombo, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/183
Scope and Contents

The garden is a Public Garden. (Fisher). [Close-up of fountain].

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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Queen’s House, Colombo, 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/42
Scope and Contents 203 x 148 mm. View, probably from the clock tower, looking northwards onto Queen’s House, with shipping at anchor on the roadstead beyond. The house, a square two storey affair with verandahs running around the house on both floors and with a main entrance with Port cochere on Queen Street, was the Governor’s residence in Colombo. A colonnade walk leads to other wings (not visible) in the foreground. The house is set in four acres of gardens and was largely rebuilt from an earlier version by...
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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Queens House. The Governors House, Colombo, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/181
Scope and Contents

With fountain in foreground and house beyond. [The building was constructed circa 1856 to replace the governors former residence at Mount Lavinia (which then became the Mount Lavinia Hotel). The house is surrounded by an eight acre garden and the main entrance is opposite the G.P.O in Queen Street].

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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Queen's Statue, Gordon Gardens, Colombo, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/5
Scope and Contents

The printed caption on the reverse reads: 'M.B. Uduman's Copyright No. 33. 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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Ranterfelt C.C. 1895, 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303E/93
Scope and Contents

207 x 154 mm. Showing a European seated in a rickshaw in garden at back of Queen’s House Colombo. It has not been determined whether the pencilled caption refers to the person photographed or to a cricket club.

Dates: 1895
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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Retreat Bungalow, Geo. Rudd, Colombo, 1875, March, 1875-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/28
Scope and Contents

197 x 144 mm. View from the front garden looking towards the bungalow, presumably the property of George William Rudd of the firm of Rudd Brokers. Photographer unknown.

Dates: 1875-03
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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Skinner's Road, Colombo, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022U/42
Scope and Contents

275 x 215 mm. View looking along Skinner's Road, an unsurfaced tree lined thoroughfare at the E side of the central portion of Colombo and running N to S in an arc from the harbour to the lake.

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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[Street scene, Colombo (?)], 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309993C(LS)/126
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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[Street Scene, Colombo, Sri Lanka], 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011P/3
Scope and Contents

243 x 176 mm. View in the Ceylonese quarter of Colombo, with thatched houses lining the roadway and a number of people posed in the foreground. The caption reads 'This is one of the streets of Colombo. The trees are very green and full of leaf all the year round. The houses are the native houses'.

Dates: 1979
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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[Street water pump, Colombo], 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309993C(LS)/127
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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Surf boats, 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303P/14
Scope and Contents

274x212mm.

Dates: 1886
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 Beira, Colombo, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/46
Scope and Contents

Half-plate (landscape format). Called Dhobi land, washing place on the lake.

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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The Hindoo [i.e. Hindu] Temples in C Street, the Pettah, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 1/48
Scope and Contents

Quarter- plate. [No print]. Painting only. Print missing.

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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The lake, 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303P/9
Scope and Contents

272x215mm.

Dates: 1886
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 lake, 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303P/10
Scope and Contents

272x215mm.

Dates: 1886
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 Lake, Columbo, Ceylon [i.e. Colombo, Sri Lanka], 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/404
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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The Tweed, Colombo Harbour, Ceylon, 1888, 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 365/5/24
Scope and Contents Oil on canvas painting, 102 x 76 cm, commissioned from the marine artist Sidney Fever. It depicts the tea clipper ‘The Tweed’ about to sail from Colombo Harbour on 8 April 1888, where she had called during her voyage from China to New York. Weatherstone meticulously researched the ship and harbour in contemporary plans, prints and photographs to ensure the painting’s authenticity, and his list of sources is filed with the collection. ‘The Tweed’ began life as the armed paddle steamer...
Dates: 1974
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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Triumphal Arch at Colombo, Edmund in Jinrickshaw in foreground, 1870 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/9
Scope and Contents

147 x 96 mm. Amateur snapshot looking towards the Triumphal Arch, with the unidentified 'Edmund' heading away from the camera in a rickshaw. Photographer unknown, probably the compiler of the album.

Dates: 1870 - 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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Victoria Bridge, Colombo, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/6
Scope and Contents

The printed caption on the reverse reads: 'M.B. Uduman's Copyright No. 69. 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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Victoria Park, Colombo, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/7
Scope and Contents

The printed caption on the reverse reads: 'M.B. Uduman's Copyright No. 63. 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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View of Colombo Harbour, Ceylon, 1905 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Sierra Leone II/16
Scope and Contents

A message from Ken to Mr and Mrs P F Oliver (Pete and Dorothy) in Hong Kong is written on the reverse. Published by 'Will's Studio, Dematagoda'

Dates: 1905 - 1953
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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Visit of Princes Albert Victor and George to Ceylon, H.M.S. ‘Bacchante’ and ‘Ruby’ Feb 1882, 1882-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303C/6
Scope and Contents

258 x 207 mm. View from the seaward end of the breakwater looking towards the Customs House area, with construction work in progress in the foreground. H.M.S. ‘Bacchante’ and ‘Ruby’ are anchored in the harbour within the area enclosed by the breakwater. The two princes remained in Ceylon from 25th January to 6th February 1882. For an account of their visit, see John N. Dalton, ‘The cruise of Her Majesty’s Ship Bacchante’ 1879-1882 (2 vols, London, 1886), vol 2, p 311-344.

Dates: 1882-02
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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[Woman in street], 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/11/39
Scope and Contents

52 x 78 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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York Street junction, Colombo, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/2
Scope and Contents

The printed caption on the reverse reads: 'M.B. Uduman's Copyright No. 13. 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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