McNeill, W.M. Papers

Given by W.M. McNeill

Papers of William Martin McNeill, Colonial Forest Service 1922-38; Senior Assistant Conservator of Forests, Ceylon; acting Captain and A.D.C. to acting Governor of Ceylon 1930-31.

Ceylon, The Maldive Islands 1920-1931


Box 1 – Papers relating to the succession to the Sultanship of the Maldive Islands; reports written in the build-up to and during a visit to eh Maldives, 1920.

Box 2 – Letters written to family in Northern Ireland detailing life as a forestry officer in Ceylon [Sri Lanka]; accounts of pearly fishing.

Box 3 – Letters written to family from Ceylon [Sri Lanka] as A.D.C. to the Acting Governor; later returns to Forestry Service.

Box 4 – Miscellaneous items relating to forestry in Ceylon [Sri Lanka].