Papers of Edward Trevor Dyson on his time in the Ceylon Civil Service, 1910-1929; comprising report 'The Spirit of Trincomalee', a description of Trincomalee at the end of 1910, including comments on visit by the Crown Prince of Germany, Prince Wilhelm; report 'The Bo Tree Incident', describing events after the cutting down of a sacred Bo Tree at Anuradhapura, 1929; letters to Bertha [the future Mrs Dyson], 1911, including description of journey to Kantalai, and the area around Kantalai, and account of journey from Trincomalee to Batticaloa, with account of his first visit to the prison at Batticaloa in his capacity as Assistant Inspector of Prisons, and of a case in court where he presided as magistrate.
DYSON, Edward Trevor (b 1886)
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- Dates of Creation1910-1929
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description4 items
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Administrative / Biographical History
Edward Trevor Dyson: born 1886, educated at Ruthin Grammar School, University College Wales, Aberystwyth (BA) and Jesus College Oxford (BA); Cadet, Ceylon Civil Service, 1910; office assistant to Government Agent, NW Province, 1912; Police Magistrate, Kurunegala, 1913; Police Magistrate, Kandy, 1920, Assistant Government Agent, N Eliya, 1921; Assistant Government Agent, Jaffna, 1924; District Judge, Matara, 1926; Assistant Government Agent, Kalutara, 1926; Government Agent, Anuradhapura, 1928; Government Agent, Jaffna, 1930; Government Agent, Central Province, 1934; Government Agent, Northern Province, 1935.
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