Excerpts from the archives of The Sunday Times Plus Sri Lanka Edition dated Jun/15/2008,
Accompanied by a friend, John Vandervorst, Carnegie set out westward from New York on October 12, 1878, and returned after 256 days on June 24, 1879. When the pair reached Singapore, Galle became their next port of call. They weren’t alone on the passage to Ceylon, for as is revealed in William T. Hornaday’s The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals: A Book of Personal Observations (1922; paperback 2007) they “convoyed my Old Man and another small orang from Singapore to Colombo, Ceylon, whence they were shipped on to Madras, received there by my old friend A.G.R. Theobald, - and presented at the court of the Duke of Buckingham.”
Courtesy: The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka
What interests me in this stop over ? Am trying to locate / find if there is any literature, images, and photos related to this event are available.
Can anyone, reading this post, help me ?