Thomas Fiott de Havilland: Journal, Ceylon campaign

Scope and Content

Journal and papers of the Ceylon campaign. 1. Ceylon campaign journal, 1 January - 8 July 1796. 2. Letter to Sir Peter de Havilland, father, with entries for 25 February 1796 - 26 March 1796. 3. Statement of property captured at Columbo, Point De Galle and their dependencies, dated 6 June 1797.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Purchased from Julian Browning, 2002.

Other Finding Aids

There is a detailed description of the collection in the Additional Manuscripts Catalogue, available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

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Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds correspondence and papers of Thomas de Havilland relating to architecture and engineering in India, MS.Add.9548.