Material relating to research into plantation industry in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
This small collection consists of the material collected by Dr Tom Barron, for his research into the plantation industry in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and the British community there. Having not found any surviving records when he visited Ceylon (Sri Lanka), he decided to search for private papers, including by publishing a call in the Quaterly Bulletin no. 151 of the Ceylon Association in London, for personal papers and experiences relating to planting and business ventures in Ceylon in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The collection contains: accounts of life as a planter family, correspondence of private individuals replying to Dr Barron's call, newspaper cuttings, and research correspondence.
- Creation: 1969-1972
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Conditions Governing Access
It is likely that the individuals mentioned in this collection are already deceased, but because this cannot be verified, and the papers are less than 100 year-old, readers are requested to sign a Data Protection form to consult this material.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Dr Tom Barron in 2017. Accession no. SC-Acc-2017-0062.
- Material relating to research into plantation industry in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
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