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Ananda Coomaraswamy

Ananda Coomaraswamy

A Tamil philosopher and art historian. Born in Ceylon of a Tamil father and an English mother, brought up in England. Studied at University College, London.

Person, Art, History, Ceylon, Indian Sub-continent

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Finlays

Finlays

From Finlays we learn that: James Finlay (d. 1790) began his career in Glasgow in the family textile business selling cotton goods. He moved into embroidered muslins and also manufacture. His son K...

Group, Commerce, Food & Drink, Gardens / Agriculture, Africa, Ceylon, Scotland

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Lord John Fisher, Admiral

Lord John Fisher, Admiral

Born Ceylon. First Sea Lord: 1904 - 1910 and 1914 - 1915. Died at 19 St James's Square.

Person, Armed Forces, Ceylon

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Kuttalam Govindarajan

Kuttalam Govindarajan

Kuttalam Govindarajan was born on 6 December 1965 in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). In September 1987 he married Leticia Abuan in Ealing and he died, aged 21 years, on 18 November 1987 in the King's Cross...

Person, Tragedy, Ceylon

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Frederick Horniman

Frederick Horniman

Tea merchant, benefactor and politician. Born Frederick John Horniman at Bridgwater, Somerset. He inherited his father's tea business, which by 1891 was described as the biggest tea firm in the wor...

Person, Benefactor, Commerce, Museums / Libraries, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Ceylon, India

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