Photographs of Burma [i.e. Myanmar]

Scope and Content

A collection of loose prints by Frederic Thesiger Williams (? and others) arranged in four groups.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederic Thesiger Williams was born in Jaulnah on 8th August 1861. He was the son of Captain (later Colonel) Augustus Frederic Williams, 9th Madras Native Infantry, and his wife Jane, daughter of Revd. William Polwhele. Williams was commissioned into the British Army in 1881; became a Wing Officer, 26th Madras Native Infantry, in 1885; served in Burma in operations on the Western frontier 1885-87; made Captain in 1892; was the D.A.A.G. (Deputy Assistant Adjutant General) in the Chin Hills in 1896; was the DAQMG (Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General), 4th Infantry Brigade, China Expeditionary Force in 1900; made Major in 1901. Williams died on July 7th 1902 after being mauled by a wounded tiger. He was buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Madras.

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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

Collection presented by G.H. Williams, nephew of F.T. Williams, August 1975.


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 East Asia, fiche numbers 3-5.

Related Material

The collection also contains: diary written during a hunting trip 28 May - 1 June 1899; typescript copy of a diary of a hunting trip 15 June - 5 July 1902; copy of a letter from Lieutenant F.V.L. Pritchard, 16th Madras Infantry, to Major C.S. Williams, 43rd Gurkha Rifles, dated 16 July 1902, describing the death of his brother, Frederic Thesiger Williams, after a hunting accident; a typescript containing biographical details of the Williams family. These are stored at RCMS 100.

Additional Information

This collection level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue.

DateText: 1890s..

Williams, Frederic Thesiger, 1861-1902, Major