Bruce, James, 1811-1863 (8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine)
- Existence: 1811 - 1863
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Circular from Kanagawa, 1859-1860
An undated circular by Francis Vyse, Acting Consul, Kanagawa, 23 November 1859, 1 bifolio, including a despatch from Rutherford Alcock to Vyse, Yedo, 21 November 1859, and a table of applications made to the Treasury at Kanagawa for itzeboos in exchange for dollars, 2-4 November 1859. There is also a cutting from the 'Daily Telegraph', London, 27 February 1860, pp. 5-6, including two articles, 'The Stoppage of Trade in Japan' and 'Lord Elgin and Sir M. Seymour'.
Despatch from Allied Commanders, Dec. 1857
Despatch from Lord Elgin, 1857
Despatch from Lord Elgin, 1858
Despatch from Lord Elgin, 1858
A copy of a despatch from Lord Elgin to Po-kuei, dated 7th year, 12th month, 6th day of Xianfeng's reign (20 January 1858), preceded by an extract from a speech delivered by Elgin at a meeting with Po-kuei. Elgin states that the Anglo-French Allied forces will not withdraw from Canton before the peace agreement is achieved, and asserts that the new foreign government at the city has worked efficiently.
Despatches concerning Parkes: China, 1860
Despatches concerning Parkes' services, 1852-1861
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.
Despatches from Frederick Bruce and James Bruce, 1858-1861
Despatches from Lord Elgin, 1858
Despatches from Sir Frederick Bruce and Lord Elgin, 1858
A copy of a despatch from Sir Frederick Bruce, Hong Kong, to Parkes, 26 February 1858, with a copy of a despatch from James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, 'H.M.S. Furious Gulf of Pechili', to Parkes, 15 May 1858.
Despatches re occupation of Canton, 1859
Despatches to Lord Elgin, 1859
Envelope for despatch to Po-kuei, Jan. 1858
An envelope labelled (in English) 'Lord E[lgin] to Pihkwei - Speech &c. Prisons. Com[mander] in Chief to Pihkwei & Tartar General & answers January 1858.'
Envelope to James Bruce, 20 Oct. 1860
An envelope from I-hsin [Peking] to James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, dated the 6th day of the 9th month of the 10th year of Hsien-Feng (20 October 1860). The address is in Chinese, and the seals in Chinese and Manchu.
Envelope to James Bruce, 22 Oct. 1860
An envelope from I-hsin [Peking] to 'the Great British Imperial Commissioner...' (James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine), dated the 8th day of the 9th month of the 10th year of Hsien-Feng (22 October 1860). The address is in Chinese, and the seals in Chinese and Manchu. A note has been added in English: 'For H.E. The Earl of Elgin Forwarded from North Gate at 1/4 to 7 A.M. Oct 22. 1880'.
Envelope to James Bruce, 23 Oct. 1860
An envelope from I-hsin [Peking] to James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, dated the 9th day of the 9th month of the 10th year (23 October 1860). The address is in Chinese, and the seals in Chinese and Manchu.
Miscellaneous notes, circa 1879
Notes in Parkes' hand on various subjects, undated (1879?). The subjects and persons mentioned include Francis Savage Reilly; James Bruce, Earl of Elgin; diseases and medicines in China; and Japanese jurisprudence. The papers include one sheet of British Government notepaper and one sheet of Athenæum Club notepaper.