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W.B. Atkinson, Esq. Ceylon 1933-58

Typescript memoir entitled: ’25 Years in Ceylon: Memories of Three Decades’. 89 pp including photostat copies of photographs and memorabilia.

The memoir is a graphic, often amusing, account of life, work and social happenings in Ceylon during the last years of British rule and the first decade of independence. The author held a variety of posts as tea planter; assistant in a mercantile agency; manager of a shipping agency in Colombo; manager of an up-country transport concern and of an up-country bank.