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Sri Lanka

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

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"A Balanced Economy": source material, 1952-01 - 1953-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 8/126
Scope and Contents

Source material on the economies of South Africa, Central Africa, Ceylon [later Sri Lanka], India and Pakistan.

Dates: 1952-01 - 1953-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Astronomical observations made at different places on shore, 1797-06-14 - 1798-05-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 146-153
Scope and Contents

Observations made on a voyage [of the schooner of HMS Providence] between June 1797 and May 1798 by William Chapman.

Dates: 1797-06-14 - 1798-05-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence about International Alert, 1981 - 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0014/YUNG 6/34
Scope and Contents

International Alert was founded to campaign against genocide and other mass human rights abuses.
The correspondence mainly concerns Uganda and Sri Lanka.

Dates: 1981 - 1990
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David Binnie: World tour diaries and photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8558-8560
Dates: 1873-1874
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Diary, 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TUCK 1/3
Scope and Contents

Written from HMS Goliath, including Hong Kong, Singapore, China, South Korea and Japan, the voyage home via Sri Lanka and the Suez Canal, and Sicily.

Dates: 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Certain files containing sensitive personal information about living people have been closed for 80 years. All closures are noted in the catalogue.
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Drawings of ships and harbours

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDEE 4/1
Scope and Contents

Comprising pen-and-ink and watercolour sketches.
Including views of Dartmouth; Albania; the Seychelles; Ceylon (Sri Lanka); Aden; India; and Corfu in the Ionian Islands.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Empire: general, 1945-07 - 1947-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/9
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers, with correspondents including: Sir Dougal Malcolm on the Colonial League accounts; Gervas Huxley on promoting Empire wines; 1st Lord Simon, urging LSA to support a fund for Commonwealth students to study in Britain; Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on the future constitution of Ceylon [later Sri Lanka]; Clement Attlee, Prime Minister, on Ceylon; "Bobbety" [Lord Cranborne, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, later 5th Lord...
Dates: 1945-07 - 1947-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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European Commission speeches, 2003-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 16/2/124
Scope and Contents

Speeches mostly relating to reform of the Commission. Also includes the Aneurin Bevan Lecture and statements on Indonesia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

Dates: 2003-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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European Commission speeches, 2003-05 - 2003-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 16/2/138
Scope and Contents Oral questions by MEPs at the European Parliament (EP) Strasbourg, and NK’s responses. Subjects include: free trade with Gulf countries; the employment of ethnic minorities in European Union institutions; the appointment of a Portuguese Director-General for Press and Communications; human rights in Indonesia; freedom of religion in Vietnam; peace talks in Sri Lanka; women’s rights in EU organisations; the promotion of active civic participation in Europe; the abolition of grants for...
Dates: 2003-05 - 2003-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Family correspondence, 1900 - 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TUCK 2/1
Scope and Contents

Written from HMS Goliath, including England, the voyage out to Hong Kong via the Suez Canal and Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, China, Japan and South Korea.
With sketches.

Dates: 1900 - 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Certain files containing sensitive personal information about living people have been closed for 80 years. All closures are noted in the catalogue.
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Family correspondence, 1899 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TUCK 2/2
Scope and Contents

Written from HMS Repulse, HMS Canopus, HMS Goliath, HMS Albemarle, HMS King Alfred and from the British Embassy, Tokyo, including England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Morocco, Gibraltar, Sri Lanka, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malta, Sicily and Italy.
With sketches.

Dates: 1899 - 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Certain files containing sensitive personal information about living people have been closed for 80 years. All closures are noted in the catalogue.
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F.H.H. Guillemard: Journals and notes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7783
Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of nine volumes of journal entries and notes written during the voyage of the 'Marchesa' and one volume of notes for Guillemard's biography of Ferdinand Magellan. Some of the volumes include lists of letters sent home by Guillemard during his voyage to eastern Asia, China and Japan, which provide a rough itinerary of his journey.

Dates: 1882-1893
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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F.H.H. Guillemard: Photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7957
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of twelve large numbered green box-files of monochrome photographs (the majority mounted on boards) of Japan and the Pacific islands. Around eighty percent of the photographs were taken during the voyage of the 'Marchesa'; the remainder probably date from the late 1870s, including photographs purchased by Guillemard, which include many of the smaller images in the collection. The name of Dr Guillemard and the place are recorded on the outside of the boxes. Pasted...
Dates: c. 1875-1886
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Henry Ellis: Naval journal on 'HMS Styx' during the Xhosa [Cape Frontier] and Burmese Wars

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9420
Scope and Contents 1 volume, 210 pp. of journal text covering the period1852-53. With loose sheets inserted, including page from Illustrated London News, 5 Feb. 1853, with illustration and note on 'Kaffir prisoners at the Cape' [historic title]; notes on Ascension Island, n.d.; 'On passage from Ascension to South Coast', n.d.; 'Notes on South Coast,' n.d. Bookplate: given to Michael Rome Bouquet by Mrs. Dunn (Ellis' niece), Apr. 1935. Note that the contents of the journal contain racist and outdated...
Dates: 1852-1853
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Journal of voyage from Bengal, 1768 - 1769

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/155
Scope and Contents 'Abstract of a Jurnal in the Ship Valintine by Mr Robert Ker Chife Meat from England towards Bengal and from Bengal to England. In the Hon’ble East India Company's Service'Summarised account of a voyage of the East India ship 'Valentine', travelling from Alderney to Bengal and back, compiled by Robert Bishop, based on the journal of Robert Kerr, First Mate. Entries are daily and run from 5 January until 27 March (when the ship arrived at the Cape of Good Hope), continuing from 7 April...
Dates: 1768 - 1769
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Meteorological observations, 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 59/51/2
Scope and Contents

Meteorological observations taken at various meteorological stations and at Colombo, January 1872, and observations taken hourly, 3-10 February 1872.

Dates: 1872
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nyasaland, British Honduras, Trinidad, Tanganyika, Iraq, Hong Kong, Nigeria and Straits Settlement, 1924-11 - 1929-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/4/12
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Hugh Clifford [Governor of Nigeria, 1919-25, of Ceylon, 1925-27 and of the Straits Settlements, 1927-29], on subjects including the Malay rubber industry and rubber smuggling, the situation of the Chinese in Malaya [later Malaysia] and Singapore, recommending Bede Clifford as the new Colonial Secretary, Clifford's decision to leave Ceylon for Malaya, the financial and political situation in Ceylon, the success of the visit to Nigeria by the Prince of Wales [later...
Dates: 1924-11 - 1929-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Overseas research papers, 1822 - 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0272/ERL/4
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The collection contains Leach's published and unpublished writings, research papers relating to his fieldwork in China, Botel Tobago, Burma, Ceylon, India and Nepal, and papers concerning his academic career.

Dates: 1822 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the Leach papers are readily available to scholars in the Archive Centre. Record consultation is by appointment only. In view of its sensitivity, some material is reserved. There is no access to such material for the time being.
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Papers of the solar eclipse expedition, 1871 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 59/49
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and other papers of Tupman's expedition to Ceylon for the total solar eclipse of 11 December 1871.

Dates: 1871 - 1875
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on overseas observatories, 1891 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/161
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Colonial Office and various individuals concerning the post of Chief Assistant at the Hong Kong Observatory and a request for the loan of an altazimuth, 1891.Correspondence with Dr Dobeck concerning the Directorship of the Melbourne Observatory, 1892.Correspondence with the Colonial Office concerning the use of the Hong Kong Observatory, 1892.Correspondence with the Tekhtasingi Observatory, Poona, 1895-1901.Article from the 'Town and...
Dates: 1891 - 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on time balls, 1885 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/257
Scope and Contents (1) Papers on time balls at various places, 1894-1910Correspondence and papers on the following subjects:Request by G.H. Hills to see the Greenwich time ball for guidance on the erection of a timeball at Chatham, answered by Christie, 1894.Letter of thanks for C.F. Close's visit to inspect the time ball, 1894.Arrangements for the fall of the Bremen time ball, reported by 'Normal Zeit' and acknowledged by F.W. Dyson, 1895.P. Stevens on the difference in...
Dates: 1885 - 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers relating to the Far East, March 1975-May 1979, 1975-03 - 1979-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/119
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with David Astor, Shah Nawaz Bhutto (son of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, former President and Prime Minister of Pakistan), Patrick Cosgrave (Special Adviser to MT), Prime Minister (Morarji) Desai of India, Hugh Trevor Roper, Ian Trethowan, Patrick Wall MP (including report of his trip to Iran and Sri Lanka, April 1975) and Nicholas Wolfers

Dates: 1975-03 - 1979-05
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Pastel portraits: 'Warriors of the Empire', 1939-1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9397/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: During the Second World War, Earl was commissioned to prepare a series of pastel portraits of service men and women from what were then British dominions and colonies (described as 'Empire servicemen'), including Trinida, Newfoundland, Southern Rhodesia [i.e. Zimbabwe] and Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka]. The portraits were exhibited at the Royal Empire (late Commonwealth) Society in December 1945 as 'Warriors of the Empire'. The collection also includes a series of portraits of North American...
Dates: 1939-1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Press cuttings relating to Sandys visits to India and Ceylon, December 1962-3, 1962 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DSND 8/31
Scope and Contents

And cuttings relating to his visits to British Guiana, 1962-63, and Dublin, May 1963

Dates: 1962 - 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open to researchers. Information about closures can be obtained from Churchill Archives Centre.
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Souvenir photograph album, 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 10/44
Scope and Contents

Souvenir photo album of unveiling of King George V statue in south Ceylon [later Sri Lanka].

Dates: 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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