View on the road to the village of Syne


From 1823 to 1829 the British East India Company commissioned a geological survey of the area around Almora (present day Uttarakhand) in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. Garhwal was then a British territory, ceded to the Company at the end of the Anglo–Nepalese War (1814–16). Captain James Manson, an assistant on the Survey, produced an album of views of the area, this view showing a waterfall on the road to Syne. The album was sent back to London along with a collection of 260 mineralogical samples. Captain James Herbert’s original report on the Himalayan Survey is held in the British Library’s India Office Records at Mss Eur E96.

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View on the Road to the Village of Syne
c. 1826
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James Manson
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