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Travel to Northern India: Shimla Houses: Photo 6

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Boot scrapers. The house was abandoned in the 1850s, then reoccupied, most notably by W.W. Hunter. He rented it in 1880, when it was "a dilapidated house perched on the summit of a wooded hill.... It commanded a glorious panorama of the snowy range and had a large but neglected garden. So delighted was the tenant with the isolation and pure air of the place that he afterwards purchased it and made it his headquarters during the remainder of his stay in India." (Francis Skrine, Life of William Wilson Hamilton, 1901, p. 316)

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