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General view of Mussoorie and Landour.

General view of Mussoorie and Landour.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 11/(82)

Item number: 1182

Genre: Photograph

View of Mussorie and Landour, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Mussorie in the Himalayas is perched on a horseshoe shaped ridge above the Doon valley at a height of 2,002 m. It has been a popular hill station since the1820s when the British military officer Captain Young laid the foundations of this town. Landour to the east of Musssorie, connected to it by a narrow spur, was a barracks and convalescence area for British soldiers. Landour hill rises 273 m above Mussorie.

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