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Small Collections Box 9

Given by Mrs. M. Kinsman

Laccadive Islands and Kerala 1920-1923

Xerox copies of letters written by the donor’s mother, Mrs. Ellis, when she accompanied her husband on an Inspection Tour of the Laccadive Islands in November and December 1920.

Description of travelling between islands, island life, people, domestic life, customs, by a young wife with her first experience of I.C.S. life and the area.

On loan:- A journal of the trip, illustrated by appropriate photographs – Incidents are described in the letters.. Photographs good but faded. 48pp. Also a brief description of a visit to Cannannore in 1922. 14pp.

Xerox copy of newspaper cutting from the Daily Express, Saturday evening August 18, 1923.

Article on an inspection of the Laccadive Islands by Mr. Ellis, I.C.S.