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Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Tea Country: Photo 24

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It's Adisham, built in the 1920s for Sir Thomas Villiers, who had come to Ceylon in 1887.  In the mid-1890s, he managed the Dumont Coffee Company, Brazil's largest coffee plantation.  He returned to Ceylon and by 1922 was chairman of the Ceylon Estates Proprietor's Association.  He was knighted in 1933 and late in life wrote Mercantile Lore in Ceylon, a study of the men who had built the plantation economy.

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