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Lady Alison Blood

Commonplace-books kept by Lady Blood from 1 January 1918 to June 1933: a journal illustrated by photographs, programmes, newspaper cuttings, drawing etc., depicting Sir Hilary and Lady Blood’s life from the time Sir Hilary left the army after Armistice in 1918 and his appointment as an Eastern Cadet assigned to Ceylon in November 1919, through his appointments in the Secretariat, rising to the position of District Judge, Badulla (1926), Assistant Government Agent, Trincomalie (1928), Police Magistrate, Colombo (1930), Colonial Secretary and Treasurer, Grenada, Windward Islands 1930.

Articles by Lady Blood:

‘Our Ceylon Servants: 1. The Ayah; 2. Appu; 3. The House Coolie; 4. The Kitchen Coolie; 5. Podian.’

‘An Honourable Calling.’

‘The Kandyan Dances.’

‘The Ordination of a Buddhist Priest.’

Newspaper cutting: ‘The cinema comes to Anuradhapura’ (3.6.21).