Our latest addition to the FIBIS Image gallery is theÂ Samuel Francis Lewis Family Collection. This is a souvenir album of Samuel Francis Lewis, Royal Engineers, covering the period 1875 to 1884. These are mostly images from Kirkee (Khadki), Poona (Pune) and Bombay (Mumbai) in western India. There are also some “field” photos from the North West Frontier and (perhaps) Afghanistan. Browse the collection here.
Our thanks got to Christine Caroppo & Brian Clarence [Samuel Francis Lewis’ great-grandson] for kindly sending them to FIBIS for the gallery. Christine is happy to answer any questions regarding these photographs if we pass them on to her.
- Corps of Royal Engineers – Fibiwiki article with useful research tips and advice.