Po-kuei, d 1859 (Acting Governor of Kwangtung)
- Existence: d 1859
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
A copy of a despatch from the Naval and Military Commanders-in-Chief of the Allied Forces to Po-kuei proposing four regulations for maintaining order in Canton, dated the 7th year, 11th month, 25th day of Xianfeng's reign (9 January 1858). The despatch is undersigned by Real-Admiral Li (Rigault de Genouilly), the French Commodore; Real-Admiral Hsi (Michael Seymour), the English Commodore; and Ssu (Charles Van Straubenzee), the Major-General of the British garrisons at Hong Kong.
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.
A copy of despatch from Po-kuei to Parkes, 3 March 1858, notifying him of the dismissal of Yeh Ming-ch'en and his replacement by Huang Tsung-han (Huang Zonghan) as Governor-General of Liang-Kwangs. The document includes an English note reading 'Sent by Pihkwei to Mr. Parkes appt 3 March.'
A copy of a despatch from Sir Frederick Bruce, Victoria, Hong Kong, to Parkes, 16 May 1859, with a second sheet containing copies of a note [from Parkes to Po-kuei, Canton, May 1859] and of a memorandum concerning Parkes' actions on receipt of Bruce's despatch.
Copies of two despatches from the Kwangtung authorities to the Naval and Military Commanders-in-Chief of the Allied Forces, dated 7th year, 11th month, 25th day of Xianfeng's reign (9 January 1858): (1) Mu k'e-te-na, General of Garrisoning Kwangtung, acceding to the Allied Commanders' demands; and (2) Po-kuei, Governor of Kwangtung, accepting the Allied Commanders' four proposals.
An envelope labelled (in English) 'Lord E[lgin] to Pihkwei - Speech &c. Prisons. Com[mander] in Chief to Pihkwei & Tartar General & answers January 1858.'
A copy of a memorial (in Chinese) from Po-kuei to Lo, Lung and Soo, Imperial Commissioners at Fayuen, concerning military operations undertaken by Chinese forces against the British and French, dated [Canton] the 8th year of Hsien-fung (1858).
A copy of an order from Po-kuei to the magistrate of Hai-k'ang hsien not to persecute Christians in Lei Chow (Leizhou) and to detain Liang Lo-ch'in for questioning, issued in response to a despatch from Ma [Martineau], the French Secretary of Chinese Affairs, of the 19th day, 2nd month, 9th year of Xianfeng's reign. The document includes a short English note describing its contents.
A sheet originally used as a wrapper for Parkes 43/2-22 and containing two paragraphs of notes (in English): 'Chinese authorities (Governor Hoppo &c). In communication with Plenipotentiaries or Foreign Authorities other than Commanders in Chief' and 'Also (?) Coms in Chief with Peh Kuei (?) & Tartar General on their Reinstatement Jan 1858'.