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places of interest during the British period
Shillong was the headquarters of Khasi and Jaintia Hills District in Assam Province during the British period. It had a Pasteur Institute and was wrecked by an earthquake in 1897. A Hill station due to its situation and climate, Shillong was summer capital of the Government of Eastern Bengal and Assam. It was also called "The Scotland of the East," due to its similarity to the Scottish highlands.
The main school for boys was St. Edmunds, run by Irish Brothers. There was also Don Bosco's - both in Laitmukhra - a sort of suburb of Shillong. Both boys' schools were Roman Catholic. The girls' school was Pinemount. 
There were schools (and hospitals) operated by the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists in Shillong and the Khasi Hills. . This church subsequently became known as the Presbyterian Church of Wales.
- 1897 Assam earthquake
- Assam, including Cemeteries
- Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS)
- Shillong Town Imperial Gazetteer of India
- Shillong before and after the 1897 Earthquake including Shillong Church before the 1897 earthquake from Roger Bilham’s Earthquakes and Tectonic Plate motions
- "Memorial stones of Silchar cemetery thoughtfully relocated to Shillong cemetery by BACSA in 1981" by K.J.S.Chatrath May 21, 2016. gravematters.in.
- Foreign Mission of the Presbyterian Church of Wales, previously known as the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church. mundus.ac.uk
- Presbyterian Church of India (Wikipedia) formed from the Presbyterian Church of Wales, has its headquarters in Shillong.
- Listen to the 1979 interview, with transcript 1 and transcript 2, with Florence Meiklejohn, wife of 'Mick' (W.), Indian Forestry Service Officer who tells what life was like for her accompanying him on his tours in Indian forests. s-asian.cam.ac.uk. Includes Shillong.
- "Fragment Of Memory Left By The Britishers" by Somen Sengupta 01 October 2017 dailypioneer.com
Historical books online
- Assam District Gazetteers: The Khasi and Jaintia Hills, the Garo Hills and the Lushai Hills Vol.10 1906 Archive.org. Volume10 Supplement 1915. British Library EAP file (Tiff images, may require a plug-in)