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Bruce, James, 1811-1863 (8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine)

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Dates

  • Existence: 1811 - 1863

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

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Circular from Kanagawa, 1859-1860

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 34/3
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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'.

Dates: 1859-1860
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Despatch from Allied Commanders, Dec. 1857

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 43/5
Scope and Contents Copies of two despatches from the Naval and Military Commanders-in-Chief of the Allied Forces to the High authorities at Canton regarding their plan to attack the city:(1) The final diplomatic despatch from the Allied Commanders to the High Authorities of Kwangtung, dated the 7th year, 11th month, 9th day of Xianfeng's reign (24 December 1857). The note is undersigned by Li (Rigault de Genouilly), the French Commodore; Hsi (Rear-Admiral Michael Seymour), the English Commodore; and...
Dates: Dec. 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Despatch from Lord Elgin, 1858

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 43/10
Scope and Contents 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. The document includes an English note in pencil reading 'Lord E. to Pihkwei - 20th Jan....
Dates: 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Despatch from Lord Elgin, 1858

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 43/11
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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.

Dates: 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Despatch from Lord Elgin, 1857

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 43/4
Scope and Contents A copy of despatch from Lord Elgin, Hong Kong, to Governor-General Yeh of Liang-Kwangs, 12 December 1857, in Chinese, with a short descriptive note in English. Elgin reports that since the opening of five ports for trade, Kwangtung has been the worst one, and foreigners are often bullied there. The agreements made in the treaty of Nanking have not been fulfilled, and there has been a refusal to provide compensation for the losses occasioned by the event of the insulting of the British flag...
Dates: 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Despatches concerning Parkes: China, 1860

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 5
Scope and Contents A folder labelled 'Despatches concerning Mr Parkes Peking Campaign From October 9th 1860 to November 17. 1860' containing a table of contents and 8 documents sewn inside, 36 folios (including blanks and cover). The documents are as follows:Despatch from James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, to Lord John Russell, dated at the 'Camp before Peking', 9 October 1860 (incomplete copy).Proclamation by Sir James Grant [before Peking], October 1860 (draft).Despatch...
Dates: 1860
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Despatches concerning Parkes' services, 1852-1861

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 27
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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.

Dates: 1852-1861
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Despatches from Frederick Bruce and James Bruce, 1858-1861

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 3/1
Scope and Contents A folder labelled 'Despatches addressed to Mr Parkes January 22. 1858 to December 6. 1861' containing a table of contents and 19 despatches and related enclosures from James Bruce (Lord Elgin) and Sir Frederick Bruce to Parkes sewn inside, 74 folios (including blanks and cover). The table of contents includes details of the subject matter, as well as remarks.The despatches are as follows:Lord Elgin, H.M.S. 'Furious', 22 January 1858.Sir Frederick Bruce, Hong...
Dates: 1858-1861
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Despatches from Lord Elgin, 1858

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 43/12
Scope and Contents Two despatches from Lord Elgin to Po-kuei, dated 7th year, 12th month, 17th day of Xianfeng's reign (31 January 1858), including an English note reading 'Lord Elgin to Pihkwei Prisons. Jan 1858.'(1) Elgin records that the reason for the visit to the prisons by the Officials of the Bureau of Occupation is to check whether there are any foreign prisoners. He states that Yeh Ming-ch'en would be sent far away under escort and receive proper treatment, and urges Po-kuei to publicised...
Dates: 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Despatches from Sir Frederick Bruce and Lord Elgin, 1858

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 7/2
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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.

Dates: 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Despatches re occupation of Canton, 1859

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 4/4
Scope and Contents A folder labelled 'Despatches from Mr Parkes: Occupation of Canton. January 7th 1859 to March 13th 1859' containing a table of contents and copies of 14 despatches and related enclosures sewn inside, 160 folios (including blanks and the cover). The despatches are as follows:Parkes, Canton, to James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, 7 January 1859, with copies of a letter from Sir Charles Van Straubenzee, Monsieur D'Aboville and James McCleverty to the Allied Commissioners in...
Dates: 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Despatches to Lord Elgin, 1859

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 4/5
Scope and Contents A folder labelled 'Despatches Mr Parkes to Lord Elgin From No. 96 to No. 109 Omitting Nos 103, 105 & 107' containing copies of 11 despatches from Parkes in Canton to James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, and related enclosures, 4 folios and 77 bifolios (excluding the cover). The despatches are as follows:Despatch of 7 January 1859, with copies of a letter from Sir Charles Van Straubenzee, Monsieur D'Aboville and James McCleverty, Canton, to the Allied Commissioners in...
Dates: 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Envelope for despatch to Po-kuei, Jan. 1858

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 43/6
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An envelope labelled (in English) 'Lord E[lgin] to Pihkwei - Speech &c. Prisons. Com[mander] in Chief to Pihkwei & Tartar General & answers January 1858.'

Dates: Jan. 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Envelope to James Bruce, 20 Oct. 1860

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 8/13
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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.

Dates: 20 Oct. 1860
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Envelope to James Bruce, 22 Oct. 1860

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 8/14
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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'.

Dates: 22 Oct. 1860
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Envelope to James Bruce, 23 Oct. 1860

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 8/15
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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.

Dates: 23 Oct. 1860
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Miscellaneous notes, circa 1879

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 28/28
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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.

Dates: circa 1879
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Notice from Lord Elgin, 1861

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 43/17
Scope and Contents 'Fan-i Ying-wen hsiao-shih kao', a draft of an Chinese translation from English of an official notice from Lord Elgin to the Hong Kong people announcing that according to the agreements between the Chinese and British authorities, Kewloon is now under British governance, and that before the arrival of the new governor it will come within the jurisdiction of Lo, Governor of Hong Kong, dated the 10th year, 12 month, 9th day of Xianfeng's reign (19 January 1861). The document includes a brief...
Dates: 1861
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.