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Learning About Elephants in Empire

The primary reason for my recent research trip to the London Metropolitan Archive was to learn about the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation’s employment of elephants. The largest file that I went through dealt with attempts to improve the health of these animal workers during the inter-war years. 341 more words


Rebellion in Burma, Indian Nationalism and the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd.

This week I visited the London Metropolitan Archives to consult the records of the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation, Ltd. From the late-nineteenth century, this company was the biggest and most influential timber company operating out of Burma.  511 more words



Yep, London Metropolitan Archives.

This was our first trip here on this project and there were lots of oooh’s and aaaaah’s.

It’s immense and swanky and staff are super helpful. 93 more words