The Vale of Kashmir seen under a cloud

Scope and Content

A narrative by 'Colonel Jones' and 'Major Robinson' of their hunting expedition in Kashmir, 48 pages, followed by 'Six weeks in a French vicarage by Hubert Richard Lovett', 19 pages. There are ten photographs inserted in the first narrative of members of the party and of the places they visited, which included Srinagar.

Administrative / Biographical History

During June and July 1875 three army officers undertook a hunting expedition in Kashmir. The officers travelled without official passes of the Kashmir Government, and for this reason were 'under a cloud'. They used the pseudonyms Colonel Jones, Major Robinson and General Brown, the last of whom did not complete the journey. The group travelled from Sialkot into the Pir Panjal range, along the Jhelum River, and finished at Murree.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Rosemary Hanmer, 1984-1985.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids


Photograph catalogue, vol. 9.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Related Material

RCMS 102, an account of three months in Tibet, 1888, was written by Hubert R. Lovett of the King's Royal Rifles, who may also be the writer of this narrative.

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript photograph catalogue.

Lovett, Hubert Richard, 1854-1908, army officer