Hawkes collection of Indian Railway Photographs

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/Y3022S
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      1 album(s) 84 images in 1 album

Scope and Content

An album containing albumen prints of various sizes by R. Phillips of Darjeeling, Samuel Bourne and others. The name of F.A. Hawkes, who was an engineer on the North Bengal State Railways from 1871-1879, appears frequently in it. The photographs include the construction of the North Bengal State Railway, scenes in Darjeeling, amateur theatricals, portrait groups and Sir Richard Temple's camp at the Delhi Durbar of 1877.

Access Information

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).

Acquisition Information

The album was purchased in 1964.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Alternative Form Available

This collection is available on microfiche: South Asia, fiche number 45-47.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

the album is now disbound. All items are in good condition unless otherwise specified.

Additional Information

This item level description was created by NE and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.