Pantheon of British colonial officials
- Pantheon of British colonial officials
- Depicting the Sri Lankan Vernacular
- Skeen, William Louis Henry
- Sri Lanka
- Sri Lanka
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- albumen prints
- environmental history
Knuckles Conservation Forest
- Montage of images of 19th century British colonial officials and military figures who established British rule and pioneered colonial culture, especially plantation culture and infrastructure. They include (as shown to right from top left) Sir R. Wilmot Horton (1784-1841), Governor of Ceylon, 1831-1837; General John Frazer, soldier, Peradeniya bridge engineer and mapmaker; Sir Henry Ward, Governor of Ceylon 1855-1860; Sir Hercules Robinson, Governor of Ceylon, 1865; Mr. G.L. Mollesworth, Director General of the Railway (1865) and Director of Public Works (1867); Major Skinner, Commissioner of Roads and Civil Engineer; Mr. W.S. Faviel, Contractor for the construction of the Railway, 1860s; Sir Charles McCarthy, Governor of Ceylon 1860-1868; and (center) Sir Edward Barnes, Governor of Ceylon, 1824-1831, credited with completing the road to Kandy. Further biographical details appear in the end notes Skeen provided to the Knuckles poem.
- Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
- The images in the Sri Lankan Vernacular are protected by copyright, and the copyright holder is the Estate of their creator/photographer, Bonnie MacDougall. Images in the Sri Lankan Vernacular collection were created between roughly 1960-2012, and were digitized by Cornell University Library from a variety of negatives, positives, and slides retained by the Estate of the photographer. Cornell is providing access to the materials for research and personal use. The written permission of any copyright and other rights holders is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use that extends beyond what is authorized by fair use and other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item.