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Alexander Johnston papers, 1643-1817.
Johnston, Alexander, Sir, 1775-1849.
- .3 linear foot (1 box)
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of papers concerning the government, history and customs of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), especially the establishment of land revenue, 1800-1817. Includes letters to Johnston as chief justice; transcripts of rulesand orders of the Dutch consistory at Batavia, 1643; memorial, 1740, by Gustaaf van Imhoff to the new governor;letters, 1790s, to William Jacob van de Graaf, Governor ofCeylon; journals describing the exploration of Tangella, 1800, and a journey from Colombo around Ceylon, 1805; minutes, 1817, of the governor relating to land tenure andagriculture; and seven slips of palm leaf containing writing in Tamil and Telugu characters.
Alexander Johnston (1775-1849), British statesman, was advocate-general of Ceylon.
Controlled Access Terms
- Johnston, Alexander, Sir, 1775-1849.
- Imhoff, Gustaaf Willem, Baron van, 1705-1750.
- Agriculture -- Sri Lanka.
- Colonies -- Asia.
- Land tenure -- Sri Lanka.
- Law -- Indonesia -- Jakarta.
- Tamil language.
- Telugu language.
- Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia.
- Netherlands -- Colonies -- Asia.
- Sri Lanka -- Description and travel.
- Sri Lanka -- History -- 1505-1948.
- Sri Lanka -- Politics and government.
- Sri Lanka -- Social life and customs.
- Sri Lanka -- Economic policy.
- Palm leaf.
Additional Creator Name
- Graaf, William Jacob van de.