Siam: Kenneth's Letter: Phuket, Tin Mine, The Family

Dublin Core


Siam: Kenneth's Letter: Phuket, Tin Mine, The Family


Margaret and Mrs. Bulkley visit an old Buddhist temple in Nakhon and did some sightseeing. The temple was beautiful and supposedly contained relics of the Buddha. Margaret further describes the temple and its surroundings. The history of the temple was of a particular interest because it revealed people's lives for centuries. There was a stone with writing in a language that had never been deciphered (a scholar later came and deciphered the writing), and the Brahmin priests were still at the temple. Kenneth talks about their time with the Sheehan family, and the tin mine, the children's growth and behavior, and Margaret's handsome qualities and manners.


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993)
Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1930


This digital object is protected by United States copyright legislation and/or related rights. This digital object is accessible without charge but its use is subject to the licensing conditions set by the Landon estate. The Landon estate currently reserves all rights.Unless expressly stated otherwise in the licensing conditions, you are free to browse print and make a copy for your own personal purposes. All other acts of reproduction and communication to the public are subject to the licensing conditions attached to the digital object.






Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Kenneth and Margaret Landon



Sound File Location

Box 77: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 38-54

Clip Location

Hour 53, clip 13


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993) Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth's Letter: Phuket, Tin Mine, The Family,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 24, 2020,