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Letters from Sir Maurice de Bunsen to his family, 1895-1897

MS. 12138/17
Held in our offsite storage facility

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Item 1: c. 65 letters from Siam, discussing attitude to French ambitions in Siam, Pavie's visit, French attempts to extend protectorate over Japanese in Siam, justifications of Anglo-Japanese treaty, issue of expense of flagstaff, award of CB, Curzon's appointment and his wedding, judicial duties in murder case, cruises in Redbreast and social life, 2 Jan 1895-30 Dec 1895.

Item 2: c. 70 letters from Siam en route to England, discussing French guarantees of Siamese sovereignty, growing dependence of Siam on England, Mitchell Innes as financial adviser, extension of consular service, cases in consular court, marriage of English girl to a Siamese, visits to Java and Koh Chuer lighthouse site, visits from Dr. G.E. Morrison, court topknot-cutting ceremonies, farewell parties, voyage home via Singapore, Rangoon, Calcutta, Agra and Benares; includes accounts of interview with Lord Elgin and of view of Himalayas from Darjeeling, 2 Jan 1896-26 Feb 1897.


  • Creation: 1895-1897


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12138/17

Former reference:

MB/I/W-X, De Bunsen Box 5.

Repository Details

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