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Owner's Remarks

Owner's Remarks

Author: Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus (1795-1853)

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1843

Shelfmark: Add. Or. 5745

Item number: folio 1

Length: 25.8

Width: 42.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

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[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General’s Agent at the imperial court. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and of the National Art-Collections Fund.]

Emily Annie Theophila Bayley, her Father’s Gift.
Compiled in 1844 by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe 4th Bart. for the information and education of his three daughters – and this valued book in 1851 became ultimately the property of E.A.T. Bayley as being the eldest Daughter being brought out to her in India by her sister…??
It is treasured by her, as a most precious memento of her beloved father and of her beautiful and happy home where her first years in India were spent 1848-1853.
Janry 20th 1848 Arrived at Delhi. EATB.
March 6th 1850 Married at Delhi
Novr. 3rd 1853 Her beloved Father’s death.
March 1854 The last visit to her home.
May 12th 1857 Her house and property were destroyed by the mutineers & rebels. June to Septr. 1857 …
1864 House only partially restored.
1877 All the property (landed) excluding the [house?] was sold for £5000, equally divided…

[The album was compiled from 1842-1844 for the benefit of Metcalfe’s daughters, then in England, and was suitably inscribed and sent to them in that year. It returned to Delhi with his elder daughter Emily, or possibly one of her sisters, and was inscribed and given to her on her marriage to Edward Clive Bayley in 1850. ]

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