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New edition 1884, Part I New edition 1884, Part II Archive.org
  • Journal of Indian Art. 17 volumes published 1886 -1916, "documenting the rich cultural traditions of colonial-era India" University of Minnesota Libraries, Ames Library of South Asia. Also published under the title Journal of Indian Art and Industry. A quarterly publication.
Volumes XIII, XIV, catalogued Vol. 11-14 Archive.org. Contains Volume XIII 1910 "Indian Timbers" (April, July, October) together with Volume XIV 1911 "Tile Mosaics of the Lahore Fort", text in four parts. Text quality below average, image quality extremely bad
Volume I Includes Birmanie [Burma], Assam, Siam and Laos. Volume II Péninsule Malaise [Malayan Peninsula] and Volume III Indochine Francaise same digital file; Volume IV Indochine Francaise continued, Cambodge, Laos, Tchampa [Annam or Cochin-China, which became part of Vietnam]. Contents by volume, Index of authors, Alphabetical Index for all volumes.

Animals

A Continuation of an Account of Indian Serpents by Patrick Russell 1801 Archive.org. With Plates. This volume is Part II, and contains Appendices written in 1804 and 1809.
Natural history of the insects of India by E Donovan . A new edition with additional matter by J O Westwood. 1838 edition bodleian.ox.ac.uk Click on the thumbnail icon (top L H corner) to locate the coloured plates. Archive.org 1842. With coloured plates at the back of the book; Archive.org 1842. With coloured plates throughout the book.
Images from the book New York Public Library Digital Collection.
  • Illustrations of Indian Zoology: chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke ... by John Edward Gray. With coloured plates. Volume I 1830-1832, Volume II 1833-1834. Archive.org.
Individual Images, Volume I, New York Public Library Digital Collection.
The Royal Tiger of Bengal, his Life and Death by J Fayrer MD Bengal Medical Service 1875 Archive.org
Destruction of Life in India by Wild Animals by J Fayrer Archive.org. From Nature, Jan. 18, 1883.
The Deadly Wild Beasts of India by J Fayrer 1889 Archive.org.
"Selection and Treatment of Elephants" page 365, 1919 edition
The Common Birds of Bombay by EHA [Edward Hamilton Aitken] c 1900. First published in the Times of India.
The Common Birds of India by EHA 3rd edition, 1947. An edited version by Salim Ali of The Common Birds of Bombay
Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E H Aitken (EHA) 1914. Archive.org.
Sterndale’s Mammalia of India: A New and Abridged edition by Frank Finn 1929 Archive.org
Seonee; or, Camp life on the Satpura Range; a Tale of Indian Adventure by Robert Armitage Sterndale, 2nd Edition 1877 (First published 1877?) Archive.org. With illustrations by the author. Central Provinces of India. Set in fictional form (for juveniles), but based on actual experiences.
Volume I only (although catalogued Vol. 2] 1911 edition, published in four volumes. Archive.org
  • Memoirs Of A Camp- Follower by Philip Gosse. 1934. Some later editions were titled Memoirs of a Camp-Follower : a Naturalist Goes to War or A Naturalist Goes to War. The author was a doctor RAMC, who has served on the Western Front 1915-1917, including his appointment as Rat Officer to the Second Army, and was then posted to India. Archive.org. Digital Library of India Collection.
  • "A Little Elephant" by H Warington Smyth page 234 Blackwood’s Magazine, no 211 January-June 1922 Archive.org. The Siamese training of an elephant in the wild.
  • Wild Animals In Central India by A A Dunbar Brander 1923. Archive.org version, mirror from Digital Library of India. The author was a Conservator of Forests in the Central Provinces.
  • With A Camera In Tiger Land by F W Champion 1928 (first published 1927) Archive.org. The author was in the Imperial Forest Service of India, a keen naturalist and photographer.
The Jungle In Sunlight And Shadow by FW Champion 1934.Archive.org version, mirror from Digital Library of India.

Game Birds

Travel

Journals of the Asiatic Societies and related publications

The Asiatic Society of Bengal issued many differently named publications including Asiatick Researches from 1788 to Volume XX 1839, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, published from 1832 to Volume 73, 1904, Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal published separately from 1865 to 1904, Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal new series, v. 1-30, 1905-1934. Superseded by the society's Journal 3rd ser. (called 1935-39, Journal and proceedings 3rd ser.), Memoirs of the Asiatic Society of Bengal Issued by: 1905-1935, Asiatic Society of Bengal; 1938-40, Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal. Irregular publications to 1949

Asiatic Researches

Gleanings in Science

Published in Calcutta. In 1832 the publication was merged with/became Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Google Books

Volume 1 1829 Contents Volume 2 1830 Contents Volume 3 1831 Contents

Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal

Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal: New Series Volume I 1905 to Volume XIX 1924 Archive.org

Transactions of the Bombay Geographical Society

The Society continued until 1873 when it amalgamated with the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. Mainly Google Books Volume 19 Archive.org

Volume 1, 1836-1838 (reprint 1844)

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Volume 2, 1838- May 1839 Volume 3, June 1839-Feb 1840

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Volume 4, May-Aug 1840

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Volume 5, Sept-Nov 1840

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Volume 6, Sept 1841-May 1844

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Volume 7, May 1844- Dec 1846

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Volume 8, Jan 1847-May 1849

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Volume 9, May 1849-Aug 1850

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Volume 10, Sept 1850-June 1852

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Volume 11, July 1852-Dec 1853

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Volume 12, Dec 1854-March 1856

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Volume 13, March 1856-March 1857

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Volume 14, May 1857-May 1858

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Volume 15, May 1858- May 1860

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Volume 16, June 1860- Dec 1862

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Volume 17, Jan 1863 to Dec 1864

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Index of Volumes 1-17 1866 Volume 18, Jan 1865- Dec 1867

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Volume 19, Jan 1868-Dec 1873

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Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay

Other

  • Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society from Volume 1 1845. See Ceylon
  • The Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia. Published at Singapore Volumes 1-9 1847-1855; New Series Volumes 1-4 1856-59/63. See Singapore
  • Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1878-1922. See Singapore
  • Journal of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society from c late 1850s. See China
  • Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland Volumes I-III 1827-1834. Archive.org, HathiTrust Digital Library
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland from 1834. Multiple volumes: HathiTrust A, B. Archive.org
  • Proceedings of the Central Asian Society 1904, 1906 Archive.org
PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Dataset, category Journals, under the heading Royal Central Asian Society Journal 1904-1962 contains the links for pdf downloads for Proceedings of the Central Asian Society 1904-1911 and Journal of the Central Asian Society from Volume 1, 1914 to Volume 49, 1962. Alternatively use the Search to locate volumes.
A broken range of volumes of the Journal from 1914 to 1937, Volume 24 are also available as pdf downloads, Digital Library of India. Mirror versions are also available on Archive.org.
  • The Indian Antiquary Multiple volumes from Volume I 1872 to Volume LX, 1931. Later reprints include Volume II 1873. Volume XXI has title The Indian Antiquary; A journal of oriental research in archaeology, epigraphy, ethnology, geography, history, folklore, languages, literature, numismatics, philosophy, religion, etc. Archive.org, many from the Digital Library of India Collection.
  • Multiple editions of Journal of the Siam Society from volume II 1905 to vol XXXI, 1939 (broken range), also vol XLVI, Parts 1-2 June-Nov 1958. Archive.org.
Index Volume I to XXV Journal of the Siam Society 1935 Archive.org
Also available online, where articles may be downloaded, from The Siam Society website. A complete series, currently to 2016. (Journals are placed online three years after being published).
  • The following Geographical Journals are available on the website JSTOR, subdivided into individual articles. You can register and read articles for free (limits apply), see Miscellaneous tips.
The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 1831-1880 (Vol. 1 - Vol. 50); Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London 1857-1877 (Vol. 2, No. 1 - Vol. 22, No. 6); Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography 1879-1892 (Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 14, No. 12); The Geographical Journal from Volume 1, 1893. Useful for locating individual articles if you have previously found a reference.

Calcutta Journal of Natural History, and Miscellany of the Arts and Sciences in India

Google Books and Archive.org

Volume 1 1841

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Volume 2 1842

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Volume 3 1843

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Volume 4 1844

General Index

Volume 5 1845

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Volume 6 1846

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Volume 7 1847

General Index

General Index Volumes 1-7 Volume 8 1847-48

Supplementary Index

Alternative files Archive.org


Illustrations may be of better quality.

Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress

  • ''Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Indian Science Congress 1938. This was the Silver Jubilee meeting.
[Part I], Archive.org version; Part II, Part III. Pdf downloads, Digital Library of India.

Publications of the Indian Museum

The Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India

  • Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India Google Books
Volume 1 repr. 1838-Contents Volume 2 repr. 1938-Contents Volume 3 repr? 1839-Contents Volume 4 1837-Contents Volume 5 1838-Contents
Volume 6 1939-Contents Volume 7 1840-Contents Volume 8 1841-Contents Index to the Transactions Volumes 1-8 1857
  • Proceedings of the Agricultural & Horticultural Society of India Google Books
January 1841-Contents February 1841-Contents March 1841-Contents April 1841-Contents November 1841-Contents December 1841-Contents
January 1842-Contents February 1842-Contents March 1842-Contents April 1842-Contents May 1842-Contents June 1842-Contents
  • Journal of the Agricultural & Horticultural Society of India Google Books and Archive.org
Volume 1 1842-Contents Volume 3 1844-Contents Part I-Contents Part II Volume 4 1845-Contents Part I-Contents Part II Volume 6 1848-Contents Part I-Contents Part II Volume IX, Part I with

Membership list at December 1854 *

* Located at the back of the book A residence among the Chinese 
inland, on the coast, and at sea. Being a narrative of scenes and adventures during a third visit to China, from 1853 to 1856 
by Robert Fortune 1857 Archive.org. The author was a plant collector and this book includes information about plant species

Other books relating to Agriculture

All the remaining volumes are available to read online on the Digital Library of India website. (Vol- II Cabbage to Cyperus: Link to pdf download ; Vol- III Dacrydium to Gordonia: Link to pdf download ; Vol-IV (Gossypium to Lonociera): Link to pdf download ; Vol-V (Linum to Oyster): Link to pdf download ; Vol-Vi Part-I (Pachyrhizus to Rye): Link to pdf download ; Vol-VI Part-IV (Tectona to Zygophillum) Link to pdf download, with mirror editions available on Archive.org together with an Index volume: Link to pdf download, DLI, Archive.org version. Restricted viewing, probably accessible to those in North America, and some other countries: Hathi Trust Digital Library ten volumes
The commercial products of India : being an abridgment of The dictionary of the economic products of India by Sir George Watt 1908 Archive.org Index

Botany in British India

A Manual of Gardening for Western and Southern India by Robert Riddell 2nd Edition 1856 Google Books
Other books by Cristobal Acosta 1582 Google Books. 1585 Archive.org. Include illustrations.

The Himalayan Journal

  • The Himalayan Journal, Journal of the Himalayan Club is available online from Volume No 1, 1929 and is searchable.

1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • Links to all the editions of the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica available on Archive.org may be accessed though a webpage from lexilogos.com. Index volume (Volume 29) Archive.org. All 28 volumes of text have the same format URL commencing with Volume 1 https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediabri01chisrich The Encyclopaedia contains entries about many locations in India. There is a community project to update articles in this edition of the Encyclopaedia and this is online at Online Encyclopaedia