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2nd June 2017
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Collection NameLetters from Mrs. Eliamma Matthen's diaries
PurposePersonal communications
PlaceMadras, Culcutta
Additional Information(s)These letters were collected from Mrs. Eliamma Matthen's (w/o C P Matthen) diaries given to KCHR for digitization. C P Matthen was a pioneer banker in the princely state of Travancore. He was the founder-director of the Quilon Bank, which merged with the Travancore National Bank in 1937 to form the Travancore National and Quilon Bank of which he became the Managing Director. The bank was liquidated in 1939, by C.P. RamaswamyIyer, the Diwan of Travancore. C.P. Matthen and the then Bank Chairman, K.C. Mammen Mappillai, were imprisoned in Thiruvananthapuram in 1939, the latter was released in 1941, the former in 1942. After Independence, C.P. Matthen became a Member of Parliament and India’s Ambassador to Sudan.

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