A Collection derived from Digital internet sources and with special thanks to Hugh Karunanayake in Melbourne for some great finds, including the shot of the New Oriental Hotel in Galle Fort in the 1910s, the dhony and the coastal steamers plying the island’s coasts.
Young Leonard Woolf …. & then a mustachioed Woolf
Woolf and his dogs in Jaffna
The Jaffna railway station in 1908
a dhoni of the type found in the Jaffna Peninsula and north-western coastline in the early 1900s
Lady MacCallum & Lady Blake — two of the passenger steamships plying between the ports of island Ceylon
a typical urban scenario…….. location unclear
Woolf and his kachcheri staff … in Kandy … depicted in the cover of his book Growing
Hambantota Bay in the early 20th century …
…. & women in the Hambantota area fetching tank water
the AGA’s bungalow in Hambantota where Woolf resided
... …… the New Oriental Hotel or NOH in the Fort of Galle where Woolf sojourned when on leave and/or duty
3 responses to “Leonard Woolf in Ceylon: A Pictorial Excursion”
Michael, thank you. Leonard Woolf possessed an exceptional intellect, sensibility,
one should note the February 1917 Society he formed with Virginia Woolf
following the February 1917 Revolution in Petrograd – Nathan
He was indeed a British politician who was fond of Sri Lanka. Spent most of his time in Hambantota, moving closely with the village folk. Wrote that famous book Village in the Jungle.
His famous book Village in the Jungle.Should bew read.