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Mrs. M. F. Clough.

Small Collections Box 6

TS Memoir: ‘A childhood in Travancore 1922-31’ 107 pp.

A memoir of childhood on a tea-estate in the High Range, written in the light of subsequent knowledge and history beginning with her mother’s married life in very primitive conditions in 1920, and also a retrospective consideration of social and racial attitudes.

It includes descriptions of making a tea-plantation from virgin jungle, of bamboo flowering, (once every 100 years), of education by P.N.E.U., the working of. remote subscription libraries, and attitudes by employers towards employees, etc.