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Farewell to Sri Lanka, 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/7/7

Scope and Contents

This file contains a large set of notes on the Westminster House residence in Colombo (gardens, utilities and domestic staff), entertaining, dress, gifts and functions. It seems to date from 1975, and probably was prepared by Smedley as a handover to his successor. There is also a manual, ‘Notes from Newcomers produced by DSWA Colombo’. The remaining material relates to the departure of the Smedleys, including lists of gifts and of people who attended their farewell party on 5 December 1975 (circa 200 sheets).


  • 1975

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1 file(s) (1 file) : paper

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Finding aid date

2016-05-17 12:03:56+00:00

Includes index.

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