Interview with Walter Smith Sutherland Mackay [sound recording]

Scope and Content

Comments on the management of the tea estates owned by James Finlay and Company in the High Range of Travancore.

Administrative / Biographical History

Walter Smith Sutherland Mackay - Employed by James Finlay & Co. in the management of tea estates in the High Range of Travancore of which Finlay were the Managing Agent. Assistant Manager 1924-32, Manager 1932-46, Assistant General Manager 1946-57.

Access Information

Sound recording currently unavailable at SOAS Library due to preservation reasons. Researchers can access a copy of this audio recording at the British Library Listening & Viewing Service. For more details see or contact / 020 7412 7418.


Conditions Governing Use

Private study only. For publication or broadcast please refer to Archivist

Copyright held by British Library

Custodial History

Recorded as part of the ’Memories of the British in India’ project by India Office Library & Records [subsequently the Oriental and India Office Collection, British Library]. This recording was previously held at SOAS Library as part of the 'British in India Oral Archive Project' collection [Reference OA2], removed from this collection in August 2014 to reflect the recording’s alternative provenance as part of the ‘Memories of the British in India’ project.

Location of Originals

Original sound recording of interview available at British Library Listening & Viewing Service [Reference: C63/116-121]