MADRAS and SOUTH INDIA An unusual album of 80 photograph portraits and views, ephemera... a Scottish missionary based at Madras, [1860s/70s]
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MADRAS and SOUTH INDIA An unusual album of 80 photograph portraits and views, ephemera... a Scottish missionary based at Madras, [1860s/70s]
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MADRAS and SOUTH INDIA
An unusual album of 80 photograph portraits and views, ephemera, watercolours and cuttings ?compiled by the wife of a Scottish missionary based at Madras, albumen prints, etc., approximately images 215 x 280mm., and smaller, some loose, contemporary morocco, defective, 4to, [1860s-1870s]

Footnotes

  • An unusual "snap shot" of the environment of a missionary life in Southern India. Albumen prints include views of Madras (7, one of the Railway workshop), Ootacamund (2), 7 native studies (4 of bullock carts), 6 Missionary school groups ("Native girls & teacher of the Mission of the Established Church of Scotland - Madras"; "Mrs Andersson, Free Church Mission & Boarding School Girls"; "Bombay Free Ch. Mission School"; "Mrs Tabitha Bamboo, wife of the Rev. K.M. Bamboo and a group of the high caste girls (not professed Christians) of the first Girls Day School in Madras of the F.C. of Scotland, 1873"), and approximately 50 portraits of Europeans, including a large image of Sir Mark Cubbon (1775-1861, British Governor of Mysore), 5 gentlemen captioned "Some of the standard bearers of 1843", "Revd & Mrs Webber, Bangalore", "Lieut. Court, 44th Regt. and his charger", and a few locals. Other ephemera includes a large watercolour of a white horse, a watercolour on mica of a roadside rice salesman, an actual "piece of the lining of the tent of the late Theodoro of Abyssinia", a dried thistle "from the Grave of Robt. Burns - Dumfries, September 1863". See illustration overleaf.
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