Elysium Hill, Simla, and the Government House of Former Years, &c. Sunrise
Artist: Scott, Mrs WLL
This lithograph was taken from plate 15 of 'Views in the Himalayas' by Mrs WLL Scott. The view for the frontispiece was sketched by Mrs Scott at sunrise in front of Ballyhack, just above the Church of Simla. The snowy ranges of the Himalayas are in the far distance. Elysium Hill is on the left and on top of it is the private dwelling known as Stirling Castle. Underneath this is the gable-roofed former government house, which had been the residence of Governor-General Lord Auckland, Sir Jasper Nichols and Bishop Daniel Wilson of Calcutta, successively. By 1850 it had become a boarding-house run by a French couple.