The opening of the Exhibition of Art Manufactures
...'The whole India had been searched and its choicest treasures were gathered together in the Exhibition building. Nearly every exhibit was chosen by the personal selection of the director, Sir George Watt.
In the Loan Collection, every province had contributed its rarest and most beautiful treasures, from Kashmir to Travancore, from Bombay to Burmah, the whole peninsula combined to freely and generously despatch its costliest treasures to help demonstrate the artistic resources of the land.'...