Arrival of Sir Edward Stubbs in Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], December 1933
Scope and Contents
A collection of prints, of various sizes, with brief captions on the reverse. Photographer unknown.
Prints 1-6 document the arrival of Sir Edward Stubbs to take up his appointment as Governor of Ceylon in 1933. The remainder, which show scenes during a trooping of the colour by the Ceylon Light Infantry, appear to date from the following year, since in print 7 several of the spectators wear arm-bands in mourning for King Albert I of the Belgians who died in 1934. Reginald Edward Stubbs (1876-1947) started his career as a clerk in the Colonial office, and was later Colonial Secretary of Ceylon from 1913-19. His gubanatorial appointments were: Hong Kong 1919-25, Jamaica 1926-32, Cyprus 1932-33 and Ceylon 1933-37.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
These prints were the property of Frederick Oscar Oertel and were presented to the RCS by his son in 1984.
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on microfiche: South Asia, fiche number 96.
This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.
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