In my last posting I said that Ian Poyntz's list of directories was not at
My apologies to the list, they are there and I can only use tiredness (or
old age) as an excuse for the error. Unfortunately, there is not much
available for Ceylon outside the British Library. For those lucky enough to
be able to get to the British Library, I should warn you that those
references marked P.P. on Ian's site (those for Ceylon, anyway) are not
held at the library itself so advance requests by e-mail are necessary to
A directory I have made use of frequently at the British Library is The
Planting Directory for India and Ceylon 1879 ref T/10348. It's kept on site
and can be ordered when there.
Available on the shelves at the BL is 'List of Inscriptions on Tombstones
and Monuments in Ceylon 1600 - 1900' by John Penry Lewis - Colombo 1913.
Luck to all.
Canterbury, Kent, England.