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Archive of Alfred E. Hippisley

Correspondence, diary and memoirs, miscellaneous papers and photographs of Alfred E. Hippisley (1848-1939), British Customs Official in China. Predominantly in English, some Chinese material also present.
Extents: 2.5 Linear metres (18 physical shelfmarks)
Dates: 1842-1940

Papers of David Beatty

Letters home from Canton and Christmas Island, with related photographs, press cuttings and farewell addresses, 1899-1954; transcript of journal of his father Robert Beatty's voyage to India, 1856.
Extents: 3 boxes : The farewell address, 1926, written on silk and originally stored in a wooden box, was donated to the library in a large frame format, with degraded paper backing. The Conservation Section of the Bodleian Library undertook limited drycleaning, minor repairs, etc. in [March 1997], rehousing the item in a card box and placing a hollytex sheet against the silk to prevent abrasion when rolled. Future plans for the item's preservation include flat storage and remounting of the silk with new borders by an experienced Oriental conservator.
Dates: [1856], 1899-1954

Papers of Frank Brewer

Joint Wages Commission Report of the Federation of Malaya and Singapore, 1948, with related papers on labour regulation and statistical information; Chinese papers relating to the Malayan emergency, 1948-1949; notes on Malayan political parties, 1954; lectures and articles on Malayan Chinese; speeches and pamphlets given to Brewer by Dato Sir Cheng-lock Tan; invitations and programmes for independence celebrations and other events, 1953-1959.
Extents: 3 boxes
Dates: 1948-1959

Papers of James Legge

The collection consists of: Papers relating to his role as Professor of Chinese, including lectures delivered, notebooks, translations, drafts of a Chinese-English phrase book and dictionary Papers of Legge and his family, consisting of a copy of a 20th-century journal kept by Hannah Mary Johnston before her marriage to Legge, autobiographical notes by Legge, and miscellaneous Legge family…
Extents: 22 shelfmarks
Dates: 1873-1951

Papers of John Hamer

Papers relating to British administration of Perlis, Malaya and relations with the Rajas, 1915-1957; some early agreements with Siam regarding loans and suzerainty, 1905-1909; papers relating to Communist infiltration and organised criminal activities, 193-?.
Extents: 2 boxes, 1 portfolio
Dates: [1905-1957]

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Hong Kong -- Description and travel -- Views 1
International trade--China 1
Kiribati -- History -- 20th century 1
Macau (China) -- Description and travel -- Views 1
Malaysia -- History -- Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960 1
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