SKEEN, W.

SKEEN, William. London 1822 — Sri Lanka 1872. British Printer in Ceylon, the first officially appointed Government Printer for Ceylon in 1849-72. Prepared a History of the Tooth Relic when died. Married with Louisa Matilda Kemp (1822–1864), three sons worked as printers and photographers in Sri Lanka and Burma, then with Frances Elizabeth Johnson.

Publications: Adam’s Peak: Legendary, Traditional, and Historic Notices of the Samanala and Srí-Páda. 408 p. Colombo 1870; also wrote poetry.

Sources: Short note in IA 1, 1872, 163; Wikipedia on W. H. L. Skeen (his son).

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