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Ceylon Receiver of Wrecks, 1862-1881

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0101 ICS 80
Held at: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
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Full title: Ceylon Receiver of Wrecks, 1862-1881
Date(s): 1862-1881
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: Single volume
Name of creator(s): Ceylon Receiver of Wrecks
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Wreck is flotsam, jetsam, derelict and lagan found in or on the shores of the sea or any tidal water. It includes any vessel, cargo or equipment. It may be of antique or archaeological value such as gold coins, or a yacht or dinghy abandoned at sea, or items such as drums of chemicals, or crates of foodstuffs. It is a legal requirement that all recovered wreck is reported to the Receiver of Wrecks. The Ceylon Receiver of Wrecks was based at Galle until 1882, when the office was moved to Colombo.


Scope and content/abstract:

Typescript summary of Ceylon Receiver of Wrecks reports, 1862-1881, giving detailed accounts of the loss of 56 vessels off the coast of Ceylon.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single volume

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. Copies are supplied solely for research or private study. Requests to publish, or quote from original documents should be made to the Information Resources Manager.

Finding aids:

Volume has an index of vessels

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to ICS by Mr C A W Tyler, Apr 1967

Allied Materials

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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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