Mandalay

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Mandalay
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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 21.5830 °N, 96.50 °E
Altitude:
Present Day Details
Place Name: Mandalay
State/Province: Mandalay Division
Country: Burma
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Mandalay is a city in Burma on the Irrawaddy River. It was a British possession from 1885 until its independence in 1948. It was the location of a cantonment, also known as Fort Dufferin.

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History

Mandalay was annexed by the British in 1885 at the end of the 3rd Burma War. The city fell after the Battle of Mandalay on the 28th November.

Railways

Churches

  • Christ Church, Mandalay 1873. Church of England. [1]

Poisoning by servants

Mr. Lillywhite, telegraph-master, and his family were poisoned with arsenic by disgruntled servants c 1899, at Mandalay, which was reported in a newspaper, probably the Times of Burma, available at the British Library. [2]

External links

Historical books online

  • "Mandalay City" Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 17, p. 138.
  • "Mandalay", page 365 Report and Gazetteer of Burma, Native and British, Volume I by Major Douglas MacNeill 1883. seasiavisions.library.cornell.edu. Archive.org, Digital Library of India version.
  • "Mandalay in 1878-1879: The Letters of James Alfred Colbeck" reprinted in SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol. 1, No. 2, Autumn 2003. Archive.org. James Alfred Colbeck was the mission priest for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel , an Anglican missionary organisation. Originally from Letters from Mandalay, A Series of Letters For the Most Part Written From the Royal City of Mandalay During the Troublous Years of 1878-79; Together with Letters Written During the Last Burmese Campaign of 1885-88 (1892). Now available online, see following.
"Mandalay in 1885-1888: The Letters of James Alfred Colbeck" Reprinted in SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol 2, No1, Spring 2004. Archive.org
Letters from Mandalay, A Series of Letters For the Most Part Written From the Royal City of Mandalay During the Troublous Years of 1878-79; Together with Letters Written During the Last Burmese Campaign of 1885-88 by the late James Alfred Colbeck, edited by George H Colbeck 1892. Archive.org.
Burma Gazetteer: The Mandalay District Volume A probably the same edition. Transcription from Myanmar Law Library. Page 215 briefly mentions the Cantonment.

References

  1. Page 87 Wanderings in Burma by George W Bird 1897 Southeast Asia Visions, Cornell University
  2. White, Phillip.British-Raj Digest, Vol 6, Issue 65 Rootsweb India British Raj Mailing List 3 April 2011. There are other related posts shortly before this date, scroll down. Archived links.