PARKER, Henry

PARKER, Henry. 18?? — 19??. British Engineer and Civil Servant in Ceylon. In 1873-1904 Irrigation Officer at Public Works Department, serving in different parts of the island. Interest in ancient reservoirs led him to archaeology. At the same time he achieved an important folklore collection. Married, children.

Publications: “Report on Archaeological discoveries at Tissamaháráma, in the Southern Province of Ceylon”, JRAS-CB 8:27, 1884, 94-191; also wrote in The Orientalist.

Ancient Ceylon. An Account of the Aborigines and of Part of the Early Civilisation. 695 p. L. 1909.

Village Folk-Tales of Ceylon. 1-3. L. 1910-14.

Sources: Wikipedia briefly.

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