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High Court, Calcutta

High Court, Calcutta

Photographer: Stretton, W.G.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 355/1(1)

Item number: 35511

Length: 18.2

Width: 26.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph by W. G. Stretton taken in the 1870s, part of the Dunlop Smith Collection: Sir Charles Aitchison Album of Views in India and Burma. General view from the south-west of the High (Supreme) Court building on Esplanade Row in Calcutta. The Supreme Court building opened in 1782 and Sir William Jones, the great Orientalist, was judge here from 1783 until his death in 1794. Criminal and civil cases were heard here for both Indians and Europeans and also appeals for Europeans from the Calcutta Presidency.

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