John Falconer, British Library
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia
Survey of India.
Photographs by Tate are reproduced in the General report on the operations of the Survey of India...1895-96...1902-03. (See V/12/...).
16 photographs of ‘the country in the neighbourhood of the Afghan-Baluchistan boundary, taken during the expedition of the Boundary Commission, 1896, by G.P. Tate,’ were presented to the Royal Geographical Society in 1897: ‘This is an interesting series of photographs taken by Mr G.P. Tate, Government Surveyor, on the borders of Afghanistan and Baluchistan. They convey an excellent idea of the scenery, buildings, and antiquities of the country’ (RGS proc).
34 photographs, ‘taken in the neighbourhood of the Railway to Kandahar, by G.P. Tate’, were presented to the Royal Geographical Society in 1898: ‘This set of photographs contains different views of the railway to Kandahar, types of natives, some interesting geological features, and the scenery of the adjacent country’ (RGS proc.).
16 photographs of British Baluchistan and the area around the Kandahar railway, taken by Tate, were presented to the Royal Geographical Society in 1899: ‘This is an exceptionally good set of photographs; the subjects are well chosen, and convey an excellent idea of the scenery of the country’ (RGS proc).