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Hooghly College [Calcutta]

Hooghly College [Calcutta]

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/1(49)

Item number: 247149

Genre: Photograph

A Hand-coloured print of Hooghly College, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. View of the College at Hooghly with the steps to the ghat (landing-stage) in the foreground. The Hooghly college at Chinsura, on the banks of the Hooghly river, was established in 1836 by a private trust. It was in a Palladian house built by General Perron, the French General who became the commander-in-chief of the Scindia army and surrendered to Lord Lake in 1803 in the Anglo-Maratha war.

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