Archive / Papers / McNeill Papers: Box 3


Donated by W.M. McNeill

  1. 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.┬áHome 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.
  2. Notes on conversation between His Excellency and His Highness at the Sultan’s palace, Male, 2 p.m. 5 March 1931. 3 ff.
  3. Collection of newspaper cuttings, Times of Ceylon and others: 1924 (elephant kraal), 1928 and 1933 (Maldives).