Archive / Papers / Selwyn Papers


Papers belonging to Brian M. Selwyn, Chairman, Planters Association of Ceylon, 1927-40.

Donated by Mrs Iris Seaton.

File 1

Deals with correspondence concerning the Planters Association with references to the Propaganda Board, Typhoo Tea Company, wages scales, labour recruiting, regulation of rubber supply, report and schedule of tour taken by Mr Selwyn in June 1933 of Southern Madras State – the repatriates, agencies and the Immigration Fund and the Labour Commission including Mandapam Camp, viewpoints on repatriation from various planters. 178 ff.

File 2

Pages of photographs from journals such as The Times of Ceylon, n.d. but approximately 1910-1938 showing ceremonial occasions and rural scenes. 35 ff.

File 3

Green volume entitled ‘Newspaper Cuttings’, mostly concerned with Planters Association articles, tea and rubber, wages and retirement homes, articles on Mr Selwyn, menu card (loose) 1928, obituaries, photographs and report of Mr and Mrs Seaton’s wedding