Correspondence and papers of the Brooke Family of Sarawak including papers of Charles T.C. Grant, Laird of Kilgraston [1830-1977]
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Sir Charles Brookes, 1829-1917, born Charles Johnson left England 1852 to serve under his uncle Sir James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, whom he succeeded in 1868. From the description of Diary [microform]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225845811 Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke succeeded his uncle, James Brooke, as the benevolent white Rajah of Sarawak in 1863. Born in England as Charles Anthoni Johnson, he inherited Sarawak due to his uncle's childlessness and change...
Sir James Brooke, (1803-1868) entered the army of the East India Company in 1819 but was severely wounded in the first Burmese war and invalided home in 1825. On his return voyage to Bengal on the Castle Huntley in 1830 he befriended John Keith Jolly, one of the ship's officer's, starting a correspondence with him which continued to 1857. Resigning his commission, he sailed on in the Castle Huntley, visiting China, Panang, Malacca and Singapore before returning to England. A second ...