Sketch of the constitution of the Kandyan kingdom
Scope and Contents
'A sketch of the constitution of the Kandyan kingdom', the last independent state in Sri Lanka, which had its capital at Kandy, c. 1835, 186 pages; a memorandum on the law of inheritance, 30 pages; rules for administering justice, 25 pages; Sir John Doyley's notes on the Kandyan law of inheritance, 8 pages; Singhalese law of inheritance, etc., 47 pages; and notes on the law of marriage, etc., 30 pages.
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Biographical / Historical
W. de S. Wickramesekere's background is not known.
.01 cubic metre(s) (1 volume) : paper
Language of Materials
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Other Finding Aids
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 72.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from John Orr, 1925.
Existence and Location of Copies
The contents of the manuscript are almost identical to those in RCMS 95.
This collection level description was created by RAS.
Wickramesekere, W de S, fl 1835-1853
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