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Ceylon Pictorial Publications, 1938

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0101 ICS 7
Held at: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
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Full title: Ceylon Pictorial Publications, 1938
Date(s): 1938
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Ceylon Observer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Ceylon Observer was first published as the Colombo Observer in 1834, changing its name in 1867. It published several special series including the Pictorial, and the Handbook and Directory of Ceylon.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copies of two pictorial publications the Copies of two pictorial publications the Ceylon Observer Pictorial, 1938 and Plate's Ceylon Annual 1938.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

2 volumes

Conditions governing access:

Open although advance notice should be given.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available, at the discretion of the ICS Library Staff.

Finding aids:


Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The source of acquisition by ICS is not known.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Ferguson Papers (ICS 86) contain material about Alastair Mackenzie Ferguson and John Ferguson, editors and proprietors of the Ceylon Observer, 1854-1913.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition, 2000. National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Oct 2001

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