Letters from William McNeill to his parents describing his life in Ceylon. He was appointed A.D.C. to the Acting Governor Mr (later Sir) Bernard Bourdillon, serving twice: April 1930 – September 1930 and again February – March 1931. Detailed descriptions of official life and occasions. He accompanied Bourdillon on a visit to the Maldive Islands in March 1931. McNeill returned to the Forest Service in April 1931. Home on leave March 1932. He then went as a Commonwealth Fellow to the U.S.A. Letters from Ceylon begin again in February 1938 and continue until his return to England in November 1938. 130 letters, 349 ff., 1928-1938.
Notes on conversation between His Excellency and His Highness at the Sultan’s palace, Male, 2 p.m. 5 March 1931. 3 ff.
Collection of newspaper cuttings, Times of Ceylon and others: 1924 (elephant kraal), 1928 and 1933 (Maldives).