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Western Province (province)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 162 Collections and/or Records:

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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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Richmond Castle the country seat of the Padikara Mudaliyar

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/9
Scope and Contents

285 x 185 mm (hand-coloured).

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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Special souvenir issued by command of H.E. the Governor to commemorate the historic event - the presentation of His Majesty the King's statue to Kalutara

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/29
Scope and Contents

Printed sheet with photographs.

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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[Sri Lanka - Talagala Rubber Est], 1908 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/463
Scope and Contents

A view showing a worker tapping a rubber tree.

Dates: 1908 - 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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[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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Talagala Rubber Est; Ceylon, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/399
Scope and Contents

Inspection of a rubber tree on the estate.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
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 Ceylon Government Lascoreen Guard-of-Honour arriving at Richmond Castle ; to the services of this Guard, only the Highest Sinhalese Chiefs are entitled

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/5
Scope and Contents

360 x 260 mm (hand-coloured).

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 crowds viewing the statue

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/21
Scope and Contents

358 x 190 mm (hand-coloured).

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 display of fireworks

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/25
Scope and Contents

290 x 240 mm (hand-coloured).

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 display of fireworks

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/26
Scope and Contents

285 x 235 mm (hand-coloured).

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 display of fireworks a beautiful set piece on the left May God Bless our Governor

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/24
Scope and Contents

275 x 237 mm (hand-coloured).

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 display of fireworks. Another beautiful set piece God Save the King

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/27
Scope and Contents

285 x 235 mm (hand-coloured).

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 embankment at the approach ot the entrance of Richmond Castle grounds

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/3
Scope and Contents

285 x 208 mm.

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 entrance to Richmond Castle grounds

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/4
Scope and Contents

285 x 203 mm.

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 full complement of the Ceylon Government Lascoreen Guard-of-Honour in attendance on the Padikara Mudaliyar

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/6
Scope and Contents

345 x 255 mm (hand-coloured).

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 Kandyan Hall of Richmond Castle, arranged for the luncheon to His Excellency the Governor, Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils and other distinguished guest in honour of the function

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/11
Scope and Contents

283 x 342 mm (hand-coloured). Also menu of luncheon with portrait of the Governor, Sir John Anderson, and table plan.

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 Kings representative, H.E. Sir John Anderson, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., acccompanied by Mrs Silva Wijaysinghe and the Padikara Mudaliyar, driving in State to the unveiling ceremony

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/14
Scope and Contents

530 x 360 mm (hand-coloured).

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 Padikara Mudaliyar and His Highness the Hon. The Raja of Ramnad attended by the Guards, driving to Kalutara Town to meet His Excellency the Governor

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/7
Scope and Contents

280 x 200 mm.

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 Padikara Mudaliyar giving the toast of his Majesty the King at the official luncheon

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28/13
Scope and Contents

236 x 172 mm (with printed text of toasts, etc.).

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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