Original autograph letters relating to China and the Chinese together with the first Chinese proclamation printed in English, a manuscript map of the Opium War, original checks of the Earl of Macartney, early customs receipts, etc., 1686-1914.


Original autograph letters relating to China and the Chinese together with the first Chinese proclamation printed in English, a manuscript map of the Opium War, original checks of the Earl of Macartney, early customs receipts, etc., 1686-1914.

Bound volume includes autograph letters from Sir William George Armstrong to Sir Richard Owen, 1860; Roy Chapman Andrews, 1917; Tom Browne to George Lambert, 1909; Sir Charles Eliot, 1917, Pere Eyot to M. Martin, Tonquin, 1826; Jean Francois Gerbillon to Mlle Gerbillon De Buzy, Siam, 1686; Lionel Giles, 1914; Sir James Hope, Hong Kong, 1861; Sir Henry Keppel, 1868; and W.W. Rockhill, 1914. Also, manuscript map of the English, American and other foreign settlements at Shanghai during the Opium War, 1854, by Charles G. Johnston; circular letter from Ching How to J. A. Meadows, Tiensin; customs receipts for Chinese goods, 1724; original verses composed by Thomas Hickey at Macao, 1792, and two cheques payable to Mr. Hickey in the autograph of Lord Macartney; autobiographical manuscript by the Reverend Joshua Marshman; autograph manuscript by Reverend Walter Henry Medhurst, autobiographical manuscript by William Charles Milne; and proclamation by Governor Tang to foreigners.

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