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Photographs from India and Ceylon by Charles Scowen, 1875

MS. 23051 photogr. 81

Forty one albumen photographs from a disassembled album. Views from around India and of tea plantations in Sri Lanka. With a handwritten list of prints. The original album had a written dedication: 'H.S.S. and W.R.C Feby 1875'. It originally included 67 prints, with photographs by Samuel Bourne, Charles Shepherd, Shepherd & Robertson, and John Edward Saché. These have been separated and are now likely among the Bourne and Saché prints in the Wilson Collection.


  • Creation: 1875


42 items

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 81

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 84:0375; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 145

Biographical / Historical

Charles Thomas Scowen was a British photographer active from 1871 to 1890. He worked in Ceylon and British India in the early 1870s. By 1876 Scowen had established a studio, Scowen & Co., in Kandy. By the 1890s, he had opened a second studio in Colombo.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Christie's UK, 29/10/1981, lot 235

Physical Facet

Albumen paper prints



Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom