IEVERS, Robert Wilson

IEVERS, Robert Wilson. Limerick 1850 (or 1851) — Ireland 10.2.1905. British (Irish) Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Son of Robert John I., a wine merchant, and Elizabeth Browne. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast (M.A.). Entered Ceylon Civil Service in 1872, worked in various positions mainly in the north-west, living in Galle. Finally Government Agent of Northern Province. C.M.G. 1902, C.C.S. Member of the Ceylon Branch of Royal Asiatic Society from 1879. Married Catherine (Kate) Crawford, three daughters.

Publications: Articles in JRAS-CB: “Customs and Ceremonies connected with Paddy Cultivation”, 6:21, 1880 (not found in the scan); “Beligala”, 8:29, 1884 (1886), 346-367; “The Custom of Polyandry in Ceylon”, 16:50, 1899, 3-6.

Letter from the Government Agent, Anurádhapura, on the subject of the restoration of the Abhayagiri and Mirisawetiya Dágabas. Colombo 1890.

Manual of the North-central Province of Ceylon. 276 p. Colombo 1899.

Sources: Death noted in JRAS-CB 19:57, 1906;; with photo; Wikipedia.

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