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Woolf, Leonard, Diaries in Ceylon 1908 1911 Records of a Colonial Administrator Being the Official Diaries Maintained by Leonard Woolf while Assistant Government Agent of the Hambantota District, Ceyl

Woolf, Leonard: Diaries in Ceylon 1908-1911: Records of a Colonial Administrator Being the Official Diaries Maintained by Leonard Woolf while Assistant Government Agent of the Hambantota District, Ceylon: and Stories from the East, Ceylon Historical Journal Vol IX , Ceylon: Tisara Prakasakayo, 2006

Fourth edition, paperback, very good condition, uncreased glossy card covers slightly shelf worn, lxxx + 286 pages including index, frontis + 1 poor quality photo illustrations of author and Virginia Woolf, b/w fold-out map of Hambantota District, Ceylon - The Ceylon Historical Journal Vol IX, July 1958 to April 1960 - Nos 1 - 4,-----Contents: Introduction Part 1 historical, Part 2 General; Glossary; List of Abbreviations; Preface by Leonard Woolf; Diaries of the Hambantota District 1908 - 1911; Index; Stories from the East - A Tale told by Midnight, Pearls and Swine, The two Brahmans-----------The author served seven years in Sri Lanka as a member of the CeyonCivil Service and in his official capacity as an Assistant Government Agent, was required to maintain diaries of his daily work. This book contains the complete diaries maintained by Eoolf while serving in Hambantota District for four years from 1908 to1911. Thet were originally published in 1962, shortly after Woolf's return visit to Ceylon in 1960 in his eightieth year. These diaries are the first and still the only ones to be printed out of several hundred volumes which have survived of the records of the provincial administrators of Sri Lanka under the British. (Book ref. 2957 )  £ 45.00

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