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Shan (state)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A Shan village, 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/25
Scope and Contents

154 x 109 mm. General view of a settlement of thatched houses in a clearing in dense jungle.

Dates: 1889 - 1891
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).
 Item

A young noble, son of the Sabwa, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/321
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. Who is in three days to be a Poongy; i.e. a sort of priest. Most of the turbans are of a very pale rose coloured silk. The face of Swbwas son is slightly whitened with ash. Bicycles are very silvery and smart. (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).
 Item

Ferrying kit across the Nampang [i.e. Nam Pang], Southern Shan States, Burmah [i.e. Myanmar], 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029D/15
Scope and Contents

146 x 102 mm. Showing two long dugouts strapped together to form a raft, and weighed down with passengers and their belongings about to cross the river. The Nampang is an affluent of the Salween River.

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).
 Item

In the Sawbwa's compound, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/322
Scope and Contents

Half-plate (landscape format). House of his chief Queen.

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).
 Item

Mandalay to Lashio, Oct 1937, 1937-10

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/12/78
Scope and Contents

50 x 50 mm. Showing people in robes, queuing for food. Each carries a bowl. It is not clear whether this photograph was taken in Mandalay or Lashio.

Dates: 1937-10
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).
 Item

Mandalay to Lashio, Oct 1937, 1936 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/12/79
Scope and Contents

50 x 50 mm.

Dates: 1936 - 1937
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).
 Sub-sub-class

Miscellaneous papers, 1825 - 1841

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 65/2/33
Scope and Contents

1 Notes on Martaban River & Amhurst. 8 pages.
2 Sketch map Martaban River & Amhurst
3 Memorandum by Burney re. the Singphos. 8 pages.
4 Mr Beatley's trading journey from Moulmein to Laboun, seat of government of the Jemman or Northern Shans. 4 pages.
5 Wilcox's journey to sources of Erawadi. 12 pages.
6 Notes on McCosh's account of the mountain tribes on the extreme N.E. frontier of Bengal. 4 pages. [published in J.A.S. vol. 52].




Dates: 1825 - 1841
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).
 Item

Native house, Hsipaw, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/320
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. [Showing thatched house on stilts above water].

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).
 Item

Part of Sawbas Villa, Hsipaw, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/318
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. Girls are dressed in rose-coloured silk. Walls are white. At bottom is a reflection of the inside of the roof. (Fisher). [Looking across ornamental pool towards girls reclining on verandah].

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).
 Item

Portrait of His Highness the Sawbwa of Hsipaw, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/324
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. [Sawbwa seated on verandah of house].

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).
 Fonds

Scott Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Scott (James)
Scope and Contents

The collection includes palm leaf manuscripts in Burmese and Lao Tham scripts, Burmese, Shan and Lao folding books, Shan manuscripts on silk paper, Chinese documents, letters and maps and ephemera collected by Scott during his time in the Far East. Also included are reports and correspondence relating to Scott's administrative duties in Burma.

Dates: 1750-1910 (Circa)
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).
 Item

Shan beauty, 1889 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029A/6
Scope and Contents 184 x 246 mm. Showing a Shan girl standing in front of a raised house constructed of woven palm fronds. Her dress proclaims her a woman of the British Tai [Shan] States: 'The dress is not open at the front as it is with the Burma girl, nor is it tucked up between the legs as it is with the Siamese. It is, however, fastened in the same way by a half hitch at the waist ... The women in the British Tai States fold the dress over the bosom ...' (Scott 1900, volume 1, part 1, page...
Dates: 1889 - 1891
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).
 Item

The bazaar, Hsipaw, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/312
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate.

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).
 Item

The bazaar, Hsipaw, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/313
Scope and Contents

Quarter-plate.

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).
 Item

The bazaar, Hsipaw - brass worker, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/317
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).
 Item

The bazaar, Hsipaw - Kachin women, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/315
Scope and Contents

Colour of hats is a yellowish basket work colour. Native girdle of fine bamboo rods worn by Kachins. (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).
 Item

The bazaar, Hsipaw - Kachin women, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/316
Scope and Contents

Colour of hats is a yellowish basket work colour. Native girdle of fine bamboo rods worn by Kachins. (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).
 Item

The Sabwa's Villa, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/319
Scope and Contents

Half-plate. From across the Tank, Hsipaw.

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).
 Item

The Sawbwa's Palace, Hsipaw, 1907-12

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Fisher 2/323
Scope and Contents

Half-plate (landscape format).

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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