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Grand Hotel, Simla

Grand Hotel, Simla

Postmarked Simla, Oct. 29, 1908 and sent to Mrs. Taylor, Bath, England, with this message: "29. Oct. 5:30 p.m. W. just home from office & have had no time to write–aske me to write his expenses and send our love–both well. Though W.

Walker Hospital, Simla

Walker Hospital, Simla

Walker Hospital was opened in 1902, with 20 beds for Europeans and was meant to be self-supporting. This exemplary hospital for the time was based on a gift by a former resident of Simla, Sir James Walker. Patients paid Rs. 5 per day for their care.

Simla Timber Coolie

Simla Timber Coolie

Kolkata-based Bourne & Shepherd was one of the oldest photographic studios in India, and certainly one of the most famous, having built its reputation on the albumen photography of Samuel Bourne during the 1860s.

Walker Hospital, Simla

Walker Hospital, Simla

[Original caption] Walker Hospital. The land upon which Simla stands was retained by the British Government as a sanatorium at the close of the Gourkha War in 1815, when most of the surrounding district was given or restored to various native States.

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