historical documents sri lanka, ceylon, colombo
September 2, 2005 10:26 PM   Subscribe

I'm working with some folks on a theater piece and we need visual references for historical Sri Lankan / Colombo / Ceylon documents. In particular, land use maps, government documents for marriage, property, etc.

Anyone know where to get anything like this, or where to look further? A good online Sri Lankan community, e.g.? Best would be in New York, because hard copy is optimal for our purposes.

posted by cloudscratcher to Travel & Transportation (2 answers total)
Maps & Maps & Maps (Colombo/Jaffna) - some historical ones are mentioned - not sure if that's what you want.

Perhaps ring the NYC consulate. They might be able to steer you towards some material...

Consulate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
630 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10017
(212) 986-7040

And then there's the New England Sri Lanka Association via slaneusa2001@yahoo.com [T: 978-275-4196]
posted by peacay at 3:15 AM on September 3, 2005

If you're in NYC, by all means visit the Map Division of the NYPL. They have an amazing variety of documents and are extremely helpful (plus it's a beautiful old room).
posted by languagehat at 7:13 AM on September 3, 2005

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