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Oriental and India Office Collections of the British Library

The Oriental and India Office Collections of the British Library holds a variety of visual and documentary material relating to public buildings in British India. Among the holdings of its Prints, Drawings and Photographs Section are paintings by professional and amateur artists, prints dating from the mid-seventeenth century, and architectural photographs from the 1850s onwards. The India Office Records Section holds the records of the India Office Public Works Department, in which the progress of building projects across India can be traced; the records sometimes include architectural drawings and plans. Related financial information can be found in the Sectionís Economic Department records. The European Manuscripts collection of private papers includes papers of architects and of Public Works Department employees, as well as descriptions and drawings made by private individuals of the buildings that surrounded them.

Bibliography
  • Archer, Mildred, 'A Georgian Palace in India', Country Life April 9 1959
  • Losty, Jerry, Calcutta, City of Palaces: a Survey of the City in the Days of the East India Company 1690-1858 (London, 1990)
  • Stamp, Gavin, 'New Delhi', in Arts Council of Great Britain catalogue, Lutyens: the work of the English Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) (London, 1981)

View of the Court House c1911
View of the Court House c1911
The renovation for Parliament House was completed in 1954 to house the new Legislative Assembly of Singapore.
The renovation for Parliament House was completed in 1954 to house the new Legislative Assembly of Singapore.
The First Council of Ministers under the Rendel Constitution c. 1955
The First Council of Ministers under the Rendel Constitution c. 1955
The bronze elephant statue outside the old Parliament House
The bronze elephant statue outside the old Parliament House
Posted: 10/22/2012 (11:11:37 AM)


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