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Forrest, Robert James, c 1836-1902 (diplomat)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: c 1836 - 1902

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Business letters: unplaced, 1813-1900

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B11
Scope and Contents Business letters sent from unknown places, comprised of 5,690 principal letters and 33 supplementary letters. The correspondents include the following names:Abdool; H.H. Abercrombie; Edward James Ackroyd (Register, Supreme Court); A.E. Abraham; Achim; Acow & Co. (Akoe & Co. or Akow & Co.); James Adams (Chief Mate, 'Equestrian'); William Stanley Adams M.D. (of Glasgow); C. Murray Adamson; William Adamson; R.F. Addyman; Aderjee Sapoorjee; Afong; A.L. Agabeg Jnr; A.V. de...
Dates: 1813-1900
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 571 (letters nos 1-440), 572 (441-1141), 573 (1142-1930), 574 (1931-2607), 575 (2608-3172), 576 (3173-3902), 577 (3903-4542), 578 (4543-5197) and 579 (5198-5690 and S1-33).
 Item

Edict of Hung Ch'iu-ch'uan, circa 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 44/7
Scope and Contents A copy of an edict from Hung Ch'iu-ch'uan [Hong Xiuquan] to the foreigners concerning (1) the Taiping police and foreign trade and merchants; (2) the appointment of the Rev. Issachar Roberts as foreign secretary of state in the Taiping government, charged with judicial and mercantile affairs; and (3) a request for foreign diplomatic communities to elect a just and impartial (in terms of not being in favour of the Ch'ing government) man as a representative to assist Roberts. The document...
Dates: circa 1861
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd, 3 Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9AQ. Applicants may submit their request using the standard Jardine Matheson letter of application, which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
 Series

Letters to Parkes and others, 1831-1893

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related items, consisting chiefly of letters to Parkes. Some of the documents are undated. The regular correspondents are Sir Rutherford Alcock, William Thornton Bate, Sir John Bowring, Max August Scipio von Brandt, Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce, Arthur Davenport, (Baron) Edmund Hammond, Patrick Joseph Hughes, John Robertson and John Russell Young. Other correspondents include William George Aston, Byron Brenan, Sir William Montagu Dowell, Robert James Forrest, Sir...
Dates: 1831-1893
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd, 3 Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9AQ. Applicants may submit their request using the standard Jardine Matheson letter of application, which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
 Item

Map of North Formosa, 1884

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 38/7
Scope and Contents

A printed map entitled 'North Formosa' by J.W. Patersson, Customs Service, 1882, showing the area between approximately 120° 50' and 122° East and 24° 30' and 25° 20' North, including notes on the geography of Taiwan. The scale is not given. The map was a supplement to the 'Hongkong Daily Press', 21 October 1884. It is labelled on the reverse in Parkes' hand 'Sent by Forrest' (Robert James Forrest?).

Dates: 1884
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd, 3 Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9AQ. Applicants may submit their request using the standard Jardine Matheson letter of application, which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.

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