Given by R.W. Franklin, Indian Police.
Burma: 1920 – 1932
Microfilm No. 63
- ‘A Burma Bobby’ by A. Meer-Nemo (R.W. Franklin)
- Joined Indian Police in 1920; chose Burma.
- Mandalay for training. Posted to Taungdwingyi. Describes journey there by Irrawaddy Mail and Ferry steamers, past Pagan, Yenangyaung, Magwe, Minbu, and by road to Taungdwingyi – Describes bungalow. Various anecdotes. Describes structure of government. Transferred to Taunggyi in the Southern Shan States.
- Describes the States, the Shans and Karens, and their history. The Was. Food, and customs connected with Inlé Lake dwellers. Elephants travelling by raft. Divisional Commissioners durbar described. Visit of Prince of Wales – Franklin responsible for policing the Wild Tribes Camp.
- Amusing incidents at ceremonial occasions.
- Sayings, metaphors and language, animals, names, nicknames and songs.
- Shooting and guardian spirits
- Games – including chinlon
- Ponies and horses owned
- Buddhist monk’s funeral.
- Servants and household.
- Pets kept – amusing and awkward incidents.
- Historical miscellanea. Various crimes and criminals.
- Life of police officer in Rangoon: description and anecdotes.
- The Chinese in Rangoon – characteristics – gambling dens.