Sri Lanka (nation)
Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:
A work on the constitution of the Kandyan Kingdom, the last independent state in Sri Lanka, which had its capital at Kandy, 414 pages. The manuscript is endorsed at the end 'Copied by J.H. Direckize Translator of the Ratnapura Kachcheri (?) 28th Octr. 1892'.
Address presented to Miss G. Croft, M.B.E., Principal of Vincent Girls' High School, Batticaloa (1922- 1948) by the public of Batticaloa, Ceylon on the eve of her departure to England
Album of prints measuring approximately 275 x 210 mm. or 210 x 265 mm., generally one to a page and each with a typed caption. The photographs show groups and portraits of people in Ceylon, especially Kandy, and views of the outlying country, including surf boats, fishing canoes, railways, Buddhist temples, Burmese and Buddhist priests, a coffee estate, Singalese devil dancers, and plucking, firing and weighing tea.
The principal part of the collection is a set of programmes and guides prepared for the different legs of the Royal Tour. These are supplemented by related correspondence and papers compiled by the Royal Empire Society and others. The collection is in English with the exception of one item in English and Arabic.
A collection of loose modern prints measuring approximately 245 x 180 mm. This prints were copied from an album containing 53 prints compiled during the voyage. Included with the prints are xeroxes of the original explanatory captions. The R.Y.S. 'St George' was owned by Ernest James Wythes (1868-1949); the compiler and/or photographer has not been identified.
Diaries with inserted photographs, drawings and other items.
'Education in the Roman Catholic missions in Ceylon in the second half of the nineteenth century (1842-1905)', a M.A. (Education) thesis for the University of London, 517 pages.
Collection of albumen prints mounted on cards, mostly by Slinn and Co. (viz W.L.H. Skeen and Co.). Two of these photographs (of the Darporee viaduct) relate to Faviell's years in India and the remainder to the construction and opening of the Colombo-Kandy line.
A collection of loose prints mounted on card and measuring approximately 195 x 145 mm.
The Holbrook estate was established in the early 1870s and was situated three miles from Lindula in the Dimbula area.
An album of albumen prints probably taken in the 1880s by varied photographers including Bourne and Shepherd, W L H Skeen and Co. and G.R. Lambert & Co. Numbers 1-39 are of India; 40-51 of Ceylon; and 52-59 of Singapore. Numbers at the end of individual photograph entries refer to the photographers' catalogue numbers.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.