Bowring, Sir John, 1792-1872 (Knight, diplomat and politician)
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
A copy of a despatch from Harry Parkes to the Governor of Kwangtung Province regarding the appointment of A-li-ke (Rutherford Alcock) to the British Consul at Canton as the replacement for Pao Ling (Sir John Bowring). The despatch is undated, but its contents indicate it originates from c. August 1854. It is in Chinese, with a pencil note in English describing the contents.
Despatches and some letters concerning Parkes' services. The principal correspondents are Sir (Samuel) George Bonham; Sir John Bowring; Sir Frederick Bruce; James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine; and George Villiers, Earl of Clarendon.
A draft English translation of an 'Extract from Memorial to the Throne by Fuhtai Li [Li Hung-chang] with reference to the fall of Changchow', undated , with a printed copy of a letter from Sir John Bowring to His Excellency Yeh, Canton, 18 November 1856, on the reverse of one of the sheets.
Nine letters, written from Edinburgh, Warsaw and Devonport (and possibly elsewhere), some concerning the publication of Polish poetry. One letter is accompanied by a ballad by Lach-Szyrma, in English, titled 'A Child at his Mother's Tomb'.
'Extract from despatch No. 41 of 23d March 1850, from Mr. Consul Bowring to Sir George Bonham, being "a Report on the Commercial relations between Great Britain and this portion [Canton] of the Chinese Empire"', an undated manuscript.
An undated sheet, apparently used as a folder, labelled 'Sir J. Bowring Arrow 1856' and 'Private Correspondence with Sir John Bowring ... on Commencement of hostilities at Canton. October 1856'.