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Sir Theophilus Metcalfe's House, Delhi.

Sir Theophilus Metcalfe's House, Delhi.

Photographer: Murray, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 52/(4)

Item number: 524

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalf's house in Delhi from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. Sir Thomas Metcalf, the Commissioner of Delhi (1835-53), lived in this colonial bungalow which was built in 1844. Sir Thomas Metcalf's house contained a library of over 20,000 books including Napolean memorabilia, however during the Uprising of 1857 the library was destroyed and looted.

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