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St Mary's Church [Jamalpur] - Exterior.

St Mary's Church [Jamalpur] - Exterior.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1897

Shelfmark: Photo 15/8(16)

Item number: 16

Length: 20.6

Width: 28

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

General view of the brick-built church and tower taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1897 from the Elgin Collection: 'Presented to His Excellency the Earl of Elgin & a Memento of His Excellency's Visit to the East Indian Railway Workshops at Jamalpur November 30th 1897'. St Mary's Church was situated at Jamalpur in north-east India near to the main workshops of the East India Railway Company, built in 1862. The congregation of this church were employees of the Company. Jamalpur was the first of the major railway towns in India, built and administered by the East India Railway Company and populated entirely by railway employees.

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