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|Altitude:||239 m (784 ft)|
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places of interest during the British period
Delhi, the ancient capital of the Moghul Empire, succeeded Calcutta as the capital of British India in 1911. It was the pre-eminent commercial and railway centre of the Punjab, more important than Lahore. It was the headquarters of Delhi District in the Delhi Division of Punjab Province during the British period.
Battle of Delhi 1803
Relief of Delhi 1804
Delhi Massacre May 1857
Siege of Delhi 1857 – Subzee Mundee 9 June 1857
Siege of Delhi 1857 - Metcalfe House 12 June 1857
Siege of Delhi 1857 - Idgah Battery 17 June 1857
Siege of Delhi 1857 - Ochterlony Garden 19 June 1857
Recapture of Delhi Sept 1857
Modern name: Delhi
- Lothian Cemetery
- Links to images of cemetery and transcriptions via left hand bar www.indian-cemeteries.org
- Nicholson Cemetery -
- Transcriptions and images of over 100 graves find a grave.com
- St James Church and Churchyard
- Links to transcriptions and images via left hand bar www.indian-cemeteries.org
- D'Eremao Cemetery
- "Armenians In Mughal Delhi" An article by the late Dr Omar Khalidi detailing the history of Armenians in Mughal Delhi and describing his visit to the ancient D'Eremao Cemetery.
- "Kishanganj’s claim to fame" by R V Smith January 17, 2016 The Hindu. The historic D’Eremao cemetery. Currently labelled the Armenian Cemetery, it is however probably the first European cemetery of Old Delhi, and thus not exclusively Armenian.
Also see "Historical books online", below
- Delhi City Imperial Gazetteer of India
- Church on the Chowk by Priyanka Sharma December 25, 2011. www.business-standard.com. The Central Baptist Church in Old Delhi, first built in 1792
- Gazetteers of Haryana, previously part of Bengal. Haryana Government website. Includes Delhi District 1883-84, 1912. The latter link is available as a searchable pdf.
- Photographs: Felice Beato's 19th Century Delhi bbc.co.uk. Slideshow of 7 images
- "How Two Friends Built a City and Fell Out" by Margherita Stancati November 21, 2011, blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime. Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker were commissioned to build New Delhi.
- "Lutyens and Baker: A Friendship That Faltered on Raisina Hill" by Shashank Shekhar Sinha 06/08/2017 thewire.in.
- Delhi road names [now and then] moneycontrol.com
- Graves of empire tell of India's troubled past by Angus Macswan New Delhi Fri Feb 14, 2014 reuters.com. The Nicholson Christian Cemetery near the Kashmere Gate
- RAF Delhi rafweb.org (retrieved 1 July 2014)
Historical books online
- The Golden calm : an English lady's life in Moghul Delhi : Reminiscences by Emily, Lady Clive Bayley, and her father Sir Thomas Metcalfe Edited by M M Kaye 1980. Archive.org Lending Library. Sir Thomas was in India from 1813 and was Delhi Resident at the time of his death in 1853 from poison. Emily joined her father in Delhi in 1848 at the age of 17, and two years later married Sir Edward Clive Bayley, then Under-Secretary to the Foreign Department. With a chapter by M M Kaye from page 21, with many of her comments throughout. With beautiful illustrations of paintings by native Company artists working to Sir Thomas’s commission. Incorporating parts/all? of Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi by Sir Thomas Metcalfe 1842-44, images from which are also available online by Searching the British Library Online Gallery using Metcalfe and his book title as search words.
- Delhi page 374 Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations 1864 Archive.org
- The Tourist's Guide from Delhi to Kurrachee, describing the various towns ... commerce: railways: river communications: &c: &c: with a map. Lahore [c 1865?]. British Library Digital Collection
- The New Guide to Delhi by Captain A Harcourt, Assistant Commissioner, Delhi. 1866, 2nd edition 1870, 3rd edition revised and enlarged 1873 Google Books
- Handbook for Visitors to Delhi and Its Neighbourhood by H G Keene 4th edition 1882 Archive.org
- Gazetteer Of The Delhi District 1883 A volume in the series Punjab District Gazetteers. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Archive.org mirror version.
- Punjab District Gazetteers Vol.V A. Delhi District 1912. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Archive.org mirror version.
- Delhi Past and Present by H C Fanshawe, Bengal Civil Service, retired. 1902 Archive.org
- "Delhi District" page 5 A list of inscriptions on Christian tombs or monuments in the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Kashmir and Afghanistan possessing historical or archaeological interest Part 1 by Miles Irving (1910) Hathi Trust Digital Library
- At work : letters of Marie Elizabeth Hayes, M.B. Missionary Doctor Delhi, 1905-8 1909 Archive.org
- Delhi: Its Story and Buildings by H Sharp [Sir Henry Sharp], 1921 is available to read online on the Digital Library of India website. Pdf download. Archive.org mirror version
- "A Few Stations In India" by Mrs. H. V. Bagshawe. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 1926;46:3 214-223. The author was the wife of a medical officer in the RAMC who was based at Jullunder, Dalhousie and New Cantonments Delhi.
- Reminiscences of the Residencies of the Commanders-In-Chief in India in Simla, Old and New Delhi by Field- Marshal Sir W R Birdwood 1930 Archive.org
- '"New Delhi'" by Robert Byron. The Architectural Review January 1931. Archive.org
- Delhi A Historical Sketch by Percival Spear 1945 reprint (originally published 1937) is available to read online on the Digital Library of India website. Pdf download, catalogued 1937. Archive.org mirror version.
- Delhi page 100 India of the Rajahs by Major S E G Ponder 1940 Archive.org, Public Library of India Collection.