Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming: Pagodas, Aurioles, and Umbrellas

Scope and Content

Draft of 'Pagodas, Aurioles, and Umbrellas', with illustrations.

Administrative / Biographical History

Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming was born on 26 May 1837 at Altyre, the daughter of Sir William Gordon-Cumming, 2nd Baronet of Altyre and Gordonstoun. She was educated at home and in Fulham, London. After spending a year in India in 1867, she developed a taste for travel, journeying widely over the next twelve years, and writing about her exploits. She died on 4 September 1924.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Constance F. Gordon-Cumming, 1919.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Constance Gordon-Cumming in Who was who, Vol. II, 1916-1928 (London, 1967), pp. 420-421.

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The article appeared in two parts in the English illustrated magazine, June and July 1888.