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Simon, Gabriel Eugène, 1829-1896 (agronomist and diplomat)



Gabriel Eugène Simon was a member of the Institut Agronomique, Versailles. He travelled through China during the early 1860s on a study mission, and was subsequently the French Consul in China.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Papers re Eugène Simon, circa 1860-circa 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 28/18
Scope and Contents A sheet containing a copy in Parkes' hand of a letter (in French) from 'Thou' (Édouard Antoine Thouvenel?), Paris, to French diplomatic and consular agents in China, 9 July 1860, followed by copies in Parkes' hand of a passport (in French) issued by [B.] Edan in favour of Eugène Simon, Shanghai, 9 February 1861, and related statements (in French and Chinese). There is also a second sheet containing copies of a request for protection for Simon (in Chinese), addressed by the French Consulate...
Dates: circa 1860-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 They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.