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The Cathedral [Calcutta]

The Cathedral [Calcutta]

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 29/(15)

Item number: 2915

Length: 24.4

Width: 40

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of St. Paul's Cathedral from 'Views of Calcutta and Barrackpore' was taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Located on the south-east corner of the Maidan, St. Paul's Cathedral was designed by Major W. N. Forbes in an Indo-Gothic architectural style and built in 1839. Rev. Daniel Wilson, the Bishop of Calcutta was the major financial contributor towards the building of St. Paul's Cathedral.

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