1909 Old Book – Kashmir By Sir Francis Younghusband

Title – Kashmir

Author – Sir Francis Younghusband

Publishers – Adam And Charles Black

Year – 1909

The author describes all about Kashmir while he served there. The book was written by Sir Francis Younghusband at the request of Major Edward Molyneux who did the watercolor illustration. Edward Molyneux of the British Military was also based in Kashmir at the time. Younghusband describes the raw scenic beauty of Kashmir, its mountains, valleys, lakes, and so on. Including the salubrious weather, travel, places of interest, people, sports, and much more.

Kashmir was apparently one of the getaways for many of the British. Especially during the oppressive summer months. Some of the other major hill station getaways in the north were Simla and Mussoorie. In the west Matheran and Mahabelswar. In the East Darjeeling. And in the south Ooty and Kodaikanal.  In fact, Simla was the summer capital of the British. And as far can be known the British Indian government operated from here for six months in a year. Click on the photo for better view.

From the collection – Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Saraswati” Oleograph., Unveiling King George V Statue Calcutta, Photo 1939., The City Market In Bengaluru – Old Postcard 1935., Queen Mary At The Taj Mahal, Old Print 1911.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.