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Writers' Buildings, Calcutta

Writers' Buildings, Calcutta

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/2(33)

Item number: 247233

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print of the Writer's Building, Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. This is a view of the Writers' Buildings which occupies the whole of the north side of Tank (later Dalhousie) Square, taken from the north-west corner. Built by Thomas Lyon in 1777, this was once the residence of 'Writers' (clerks) of the East India Company. The edifice was refaced in 1880. The building is now State Government offices.

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