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Y3022EEEE Reminiscences
Y3022F Sketches in India : taken at Hyderabad and Secunderabad, in the Madras Presidency, London : Lovell Reeve, 1862
Y3022FF Views in Ootacamund [i.e. Udagamandalam] and the Nilgiris
Y3022G-I Littledale India Collection
Y3022GG Views in Bombay
Y3022GGGG Famous monuments of Central India
Y3022HH Photographs of India and Southern Rhodesia [i.e. Zimbabwe], 1890s-1930s
Y3022HHHH H.R.H. The Duke of Clarence and Avondale in Southern India
Y3022II Udaipur
Y3022IIII Copeland Diary 1917-18
Y3022J Views in India by Lala Deen Diyal
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Famous monuments of Central India

Title Famous monuments of Central India
Reference GBR/0115/Y3022GGGG
Creator Griffin, Sir, Lepel Henry, 1838-1908, diplomat and Anglo-Indian administrator
Covering Dates 1886
Extent and Medium 91 images in 1 volume; Good condition.
Repository Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
Content and context

Sir Lepel Henry Griffin (1838-1908) joined the Indian Civil Service in 1860 and had a distinguished career as administrator and diplomat. From 1881-1888 he was Resident at Indore and Agent to the Governor General for Central India. He retired in 1889, but continued to be an active speaker and writer on Indian affairs.

Printed book by Sir Lepel Griffin illustrated with autotypes. The autotypes were of originals by Lala Deen Diyal and are mostly approximately 280 x 205 mm, the few which are smaller are so indicated.

In his preface to this book, Griffin wrote: 'The present volume has been issued with the sole desire of placing, by the autotype process, on permanent record in public and private libraries, accurate representations of the more important architectural monuments of Central India, before time, neglect, or barbarous and greedy hands shall have destroyed the buildings which have so special an artistic value in relation to the ancient arts of building and sculpture in the east, and which possess a further interest as illustrating the history of the most highly cultured among the elder members of the Aryan family. I have specially selected for representation in this present volume, three groups of buildings at Gwalior, Khajraho, and Sanchi. Other autotypes of buildings of architectural interest in Bundelkhand and Rewah are included'.

Access and Use

Please cite as Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library, Famous monuments of Central India, Y3022GGGG

Further information

The full citation for this volume is: Griffin, Lepel Henry (1886), 'Famous monuments of central India', London: Autotype Co. : Henry Sotheran and Co.

For further information on Lala Deen Diyal see the introduction to Y3022K.


This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Index Terms
Diyal, Lala Deen (1844-1910) photographer
Griffin, Sir Lepel Henry (1838-1908) Knight, Indian civil servant
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