Cremation volume for Phračhao Bō̜rommawongthœ̄ Kromphra Kamphǣngphētʻakkharayōthin [พระเจ้าบรมวงศเธอ กรมพระกำแพงเพชรอัครโยธิน]. Includes three photographs of the crematee, one portrait, a second taken in January 1910 of the crematee sitting in the cockpit of a Henry Farman biplane (French aviator Charles Van Den Born appears in the foreground), and a third taken at the ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the future Phra Rama VI bridge. The fourth illustration is a reproduction of an artist’s sketch of the crematee. The drawing was used as a test to transmit the first picture via radio waves from Berlin to Bangkok. Front matter includes a brief preface, a ten page biography of the crematee, reproductions of various correspondence, and a brief explanatory note on the subject of rāchāsap, i.e. official court language. The main text, 121 pages, comprises the twelfth volume of King Chulalongkorn’s diary for the period Saturday, May 28, 1881 to Monday, January 30, 1881.
Volume 12 of 59
From the David K. Wyatt Thai Collection, Hwa-Wei Lee Center for International Collections.