Memoir of TW Roberts, as office assistant, Magistrate and District Judge in Matara, Kurunegala, and Chilaw, Ceylon, 1902-1916; containing an account of the daily routine, comments on public health, comments on relations with village headmen and Mudaliyars (Chief Headmen), notes on the administration of Crown land and on the administration of justice.
ROBERTS, T W (b 1880)
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- ReferenceGB 101 ICS 66
- Dates of Creation1963 (covers 1902-1916)
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file (8pp)
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Administrative / Biographical History
T W Roberts joined the Ceylon Civil Service in 1902, having obtained a degree in Greats from Oxford University, and failed to find a job as a school master in the UK 'probably because of a colour bar in the teaching ranks of public schools'. He was initally appointed office assistant at Matara, and was later posted to Kurunegala and Chilaw. He became a Magistrate in 1904 and sat on the bench until 1916.
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The papers were presented to ICS by Michael Roberts, date unknown.
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Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
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