Notes on Jaffna
Asian Educational Services, 1923 - 363 sider
This very intresting compilation, written by the son of he first photographer and journalist of Ceylon, is of the various important dates in the history starting with the advent of the Portuguese in 1505. Its goes on to cover the Dutch period in a short cap to reach the copious section of the British period that commenced in 1795 and continues till the authors time of compiling in the 1920 s. Although the eras of the Portuguese and Dutch are over in a few pages. The record of the events of the British stretch over 125 pages. Another wonderful part of this book is 442 short notes on the places, people, history, scandals, poetry, celebrations, arrival of ships that make the book interesting to those who know Jaffna only by name.
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Advocate American Mission Andrado Anuradhapura appointed April Arrival in Jaffna Arumuga Navalar Baldaeus Bastiampillai Batticaloa Batticotta Seminary Board Bonjean brother Cathedral Catholic Guardian Central College Ceylon Patriot Chavakachcheri Chief Cholera Christian Church clerk commenced daughter Death at Colombo Death at Jaffna Dutch Dyke eldest English Father Government Agent Governor held Henry Martyn Hindu Organ honour Hospital India Island Jaffna Catholic Jaffna Central College Jaffna College Jaffna District Jaffna Kachcheri Jaffnapattam Johnpulle Joseph Joseph Vaz July June Kanagasabai Kandy Katiravetpillai Kayts Lady land late Madras Maniagar Manipay Mannar March Medical Messrs Missionary Mudaliyar Mullaitivu Nallur native Nicholas Northern Province Note officer Patrick's College Philip Point Pedro Police Magistrate Portuguese priest Proctor Puthathamby Railway retired Revd Ridgeway Saverimuttu School Semeria Sept Sinnatamby Society Tamil language Tamil Scholar took Twynam Udaiyar Vaddukoddai Vallipuram Vannarponne visits Jaffna well-known Wesleyan