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Pocket register of a Ceylon servant, 1911 - 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 63/13

Scope and Contents

The volume begins with a copy, in both English and Sinhala, of Ordinance no. 28 (1871), enacted by the Governor of Ceylon to provide for the registration of domestic servants. This is followed by Madasamy's personal details and his employment record, including the names and testimonials of his former employers and the reasons for his discharge.


  • 1911 - 1922


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Biographical / Historical

Madasamy, from the village of Vallakulam, was employed as a rickshaw cooly.


1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper

Language of Materials


Sinhala; Sinhalese

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is unknown.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Madasamy, fl 1911-1922, rickshaw cooly

Finding aid date

2003-09-16 14:40:54+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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