SANDYS, Melvill Keverne Trelawny (b 1890)

Scope and Content

Manuscript diaries of Melvill Keverne Trelawny Sandys as Assistant Government Agent in Mullaittivu (1922-1923) and Mannar, (1931-1933), Ceylon; subjects include visits to villages, court cases, land sales, settlement of disputes, public health, inspection of salvage operations after cyclone and tidal wave.

Administrative / Biographical History

Melvill Keverne Trelawny Sandys, b 1890; joined Ceylon Civil Service in 1919, after service in World War One; Office Assistant to Government Agent, NW Province, 1922-1925; District Judge, Anuradhapura, 1925; Police Magistrate, Kurunegala, 1926; Acting Agent, Hambantota, 1927; Acting District Judge, Tangalla, 1927; Assistant Government Agent, Uva 1927; Assistant Settlement Officer, 1929; Assistant Government Agent Kaltura Oct-Nov 1931; Mannar Nov 1931-Nov 1933, Trincomalee, Nov 1933-Nov 1935, District Judge, Baddle, 1936, Acting Government Agent, Northern Province, 1937, Chairman, Municipal Council, Kandy, Nov 1937.



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Acquisition Information

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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Related Material

The ICS has several other collections relating to administration in Ceylon, including J R Granville Bantock (ICS 27); Edward Trevor Dyson (ICS 16) John Ferguson (ICS 86), M W Roberts (ICS 65), and T W Roberts (ICS 66).