View from Residency Surgeon's Garden, looking south across European Cemetery (amidst fine trees) to Temple of Shimbhoonath on hill [Kathmandu]
Photographer: Herzog and Higgins
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph from an album of 30 prints credited to Herzog and Higgins, taken in ca. 1901 and part of the Curzon Collection. A British Resident had been admitted into Nepal from 1816, at the conclusion of the Anglo-Nepal War of 1814-1816, based in the Residency at Kathmandu. This view from the Residency Surgeon's garden looks towards the Cemetery, set up in 1820, and in the hazy distance to the Swayambhunath Temple, the most important Buddhist stupa in Nepal, an ancient site with the stupa dating from ca. 5th century AD. One of the Residency Surgeons, Dr Daniel Wright, made a large collection of Tibetan and rare Buddhist manuscripts in the 1870s, which went to Cambridge University.