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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Charles Ludolph Griesbach

Dates:  1847, 11 December - 1907, 13 April
Born:  Austria, Vienna
 
  

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

 
Amateur, India
Eldest son of George Ludolf Griesbach of Kobelsberg; educ. University of Vienna; commanded scientific mission to Central Africa, 1869-70; entered 6th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 1874; Assistant Superintendent, Geological Survey of India, September 1878; on special duty with troops in southern Afghanistan 1880; Takht-i-Suliman Expedition, 1883; Served on Afghan Boundary Commission, 1884-86; Deputy Superintendent, Geological Survey, November 1886; on special duty as geologist to Amir of Afghanistan 1888-89; Superintendent, Geological Survey, June 1889; Miranzai Expedition, 1890-91; with N.E, Column, Burma, 1892; travelled in South Africa 1896-97; Director, Geological Survey, July 1894.
 
Took photographs while attached to the Afghan Boundary Commission 1884-6: the annual report of the Survey of India for 1886-87 records that two sets of these were printed up for the Director of the Geological Survey.[1] 14 heliogravure reproductions from his photographs also appear in his Geology of the Central Himalayas.[2] 
  
 
  

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  1. Λ Survey of India Annual Report for 1886-87, appendix, p. cx. 
      
  2. Λ Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, vol. XXIII, 1891. 
      
 
  

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