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Names:
Other: Alexander Melville 
Other: Captain Alexander Brodie Melville 
Dates:  ? - 1871
Active:  Tibet
 
  
Description of a Mystic Play, as Performed in Ladak, Zascar &c. (1865) by Captain H. H. Godwin-Austin was illustrated by 10 albumen prints of the ritual dance costumes at Hemis Monastery were taken during the course of Brodie’s work in on the Kashmir Survey in Ladakh, between 1861 and 1864.

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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

 
Amateur, India
Bengal Infantry, serving with the Kashmir Survey, 1857-63. He took up photography in about 1861 and his views of Kashmir and Ladakh were shown to the Bengal Photographic Society in that year, which praised them as ‘very creditable to an amateur photographer, who never touched a chemical before that year, and whose collodion had been subjected to such rough travelling on high mountain ranges’.[1] Prints (stereo halves) by Melville are pasted down into an article by Captain H.H. Godwin-Austen, Description of a mystic play, as performed in Ladak, Zascar, etc.[2]
 
Instituted use of photozincography in the Calcutta office of the Survey of India, 1867.[3]
 
At the 30 December 1861 meeting of the Bengal Photographic Society, ‘Major Walker of the Bengal Engineers sent some interesting views of Kashmere and Ladak for exhibition; these were taken by Lieutenant Melvill of the Trigonometrical Survey, and were very creditable to an amateur photographer, who never touched a chemical before that year, and whose collodion had been subjected to such rough travelling in high mountain ranges.’[4] 
  
 
  

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  1. Λ Journal of the Bengal Photographic Society, vol.1, no.1, 1 May 1862. 
      
  2. Λ Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol.24, no.2, 1865, pp.71-9. 
      
  3. Λ James Waterhouse, "The application of photography to the reproduction of maps and plans", Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. XLVII, part 2, p.56. 
      
  4. Λ Journal of the Bengal Photographic Society, vol. 1, no. 1, 1 May 1862, p. 6. 
      
 
  

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