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A ruled volume with marbled endpapers containing the scrapbook of a trip to India, Burma, and Sri Lanka from January to February 1906. The unknown traveler who kept the volume was most likely from England. Written in the volume is information regarding the geographical, political, indigenous, and religious aspects of the countries visited. For example there are sections on Buddhism and Hinduism with pictures of deities and explanations of practices. Picture postcards of sites, temples, people, and animals make up a large portion of the scrapbook. There are images from the cities of Bombay, Agra, Calcutta, Rangoon, Colombo, Kandy, Delhi and Madras that follow the traveler's route. In addition, to postcards are items clipped out of travel guides. These items include descriptions of cities, train routes, and hotels. A folded palm leaf with Sri Lankan Sinhalese script is laid in the volume. There are some photographs pasted in the volume. One photograph was taken at the site of the Elephanta Caves includes a caption "picnic with Mr. Williams." Three maps are pasted in the volume. Thomas Cook's tourist map of India is pasted on the inside front cover. Also included are maps of Burma and of Colombo. Small blue and white images of animals, chiefly elephants and snakes, and some designs are also pasted on pages.
Sold by (eBay) 2008. Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- April 2016
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