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Photographs Album details for shelfmark MSS Eur D523/38

Montagu Collection: 'Indian Diary Vol. 1.' Journal of Indian Tour from Bombay to Kheri October-November 1912.

Photographers: Probably Edwin Samuel Montagu
Contents: 215 prints 58x20mm to 100x75mm Silver printing-out paper; gelatin silver prints
Provenance: Collection presented by Hon. Lily Montagu 1955.
Notes: See Mss Eur D523/39-40 for subsequent volumes.
Description: Bound typescript diary with 215 uncaptioned snapshots pasted-in. The journal records Montagu's impressions of his Indian tour of 1912-13, undertaken whilst serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for India (1910-14). This volume covers the period 18 October to 29 November 1912, during which Montagu visited (among other places) Bombay, Baroda, Alwar, Simla, Peshawar, Khyber Pass, Kashmir, Srinagar, Draphana, Khewra, Rasul, Lyallpur, Amritsar, Kheri.

The photographs, of average snapshot quality, were presumably taken by Montagu, and subjects include: railway station at Kishengarh, street scenes and buildings at Alwar, a military review at Alwar, views of Simla, Peshawar and the Khyber Pass, the Indus railway bridge at Kohat, camel caravans at Jamrud, topographical views of Kashmir and scenes at Srinagar (including views at the Tyndale-Biscoe Mission School), salt being stacked at Khewra Station, architectural views and street scenes at Lahore and Amritsar, shikar scenes at Kheri.

Album contents:-
Mss Eur D523/38() Indian Tour of Edwin Samuel Montagu: Bombay to Kheri. 

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