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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 667/4

Parsons Collection: Views in India and South-East Asia from the collection of Major General Sir Arthur Edward Broadbent Parsons.

Photographers: Arthur Edward Broadbent Parsons
Contents: 703 prints 48x58mm to 87x138mm Gelatin silver prints
Provenance: Donated by R.V.E. Hodson
Notes: Complete collection comprises Photo 667/1-4.
Subjects:
Description: Full leather bound album measuring 352x500mm, decorated with blind tooling, and with initials 'A.P.' stamped in gold in centre of front cover. The album is numbered '5' on the front cover. The album is enclosed in a card slipcase. Binding by Zaehnsdorf, London. Prints are mounted several to a page, with handwritten captions and identifications in ink beneath each image.The views in this album are almost entirely amateur work and the contents can be broken down into the following broad headings:

Prints 1-49 Snapshot views of architecture at Ahmadabad, Allahabad, Gwalior, Agra, Sanchi, Mandu, Kotah, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Jaipur, 1940-41.
Prints 50-86 Snapshot views in Afghanistan, including views of rock-cut Buddha image at Bamian, 1941.
Prints 87-98 Snapshoy views of Sikkim (Gangtok area) and Tibet (Yatung), 1941.
Prints 99-101 Snapshot views of Moscow, 1942.
Prints 102-143 Snapshot views, mainly mountain scenery, taken during Kashmir-Kagan tour, August 1942.
Prints 144-227 Snapshot views of North-West Frontier, Iraq, Iran (Persian tour of April 1943).
Prints 228-266 Snapshot views of North Africa: Egypt, Libya, Sudan, with a few views of Nicosia, 1943-4.
Prints 267-310 Snapshot views of England, with two views of the Quetta Residency (271-2), 1945-51.
Prints 311-425 Snapshot views of African tour, 1951-52.
Prints 426-448 Snapshot views of England and Ireland, 1952-53.
Prints 449-490 Snapshot views of Pakistan tour, with some views of Afghanistan, 1954-55.
Prints 491-554 Snapshot views of the Persian Gulf and Africa, 1956-57.
Prints 555-599 Snapshot views of North and South America and Canada, 1957-58.
Prints 600-614 Snapshot views of England and Spain, 1959-60.
Prints 615-642 Snapshot views of Port Said, Aden, Malaysia and Singapore, 1961.
Prints 643-703 Snapshot views of Cambodia, with a few views of Bangkok and one English view (703), 1961.

Major General Sir Arthur Edward Broadbent Parsons (1884-1966) entered The Sherwood Foresters in 1906 and the 52nd Sikhs Frontier Force in 1908. He joined the Indian Political Department in 1919 and served in the Third Afghan War 1919 and the Waziristan Operations of 1921-22. From 1936-39 he was Agent to the Governor General, Baluchistan, in the latter year also serving as Acting Governor, North-West Frontier Province. He served at GHQ, Middle East from 1943-44.



Album contents:-
Photo 667/4(1) Prints 1-49: Snapshot views of architecture at Ahmadabad, Gwalior, Agra, Sanchi, Mandu, Kotah, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, and Jaipur. 
Photo 667/4(50) Prints 50-86: Snapshot views in Afghanistan, including the rock-cut Buddha image at Bamian. 
Photo 667/4(87) Prints 87-98: Snapshot views of Sikkim (Gangtok area) and Tibet (Yatung). 
Photo 667/4(99) Prints 99-101: Snapshot views of Moscow. 
Photo 667/4(102) Prints 102-143: Snapshot views taken during Kashmir-Kagan Tour. 
Photo 667/4(144) Prints 144-227: Snapshot views of the North-West Frontier, Iraq and Iran. 
Photo 667/4(228) Prints 228-266: Snapshot views of North Africa: Egypt, Libya, Sudan, with a few views of Cyprus. 
Photo 667/4(267) Prints 267-310: Snapshot views of England. 
Photo 667/4(311) Prints 311-425: Snapshot views of African Tour. 
Photo 667/4(426) Prints 426-448: Snapshot views of England and Ireland. 
Photo 667/4(449) Prints 449-490: Snapshot views of Pakistan Tour, with some views of Afghanistan. 
Photo 667/4(491) Prints 491-554: Snapshot views of the Persian Gulf and Africa. 
Photo 667/4(555) Prints 555-599: Snapshot views of North and South America and Canada. 
Photo 667/4(600) Prints 600-614: Snapshot views of England and Spain. 
Photo 667/4(615) Prints 615-642: Snapshot views of Port Said, Aden, Malaysia and Singapore. 
Photo 667/4(643) Prints 643-703: Snapshot views of Cambodia, with a few views of Bangkok. 


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