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Hsü, Kuang-chin, 1797-1869 (Governor-General of Kwangtung and Kwangsi)



  • Existence: 1797 - 1869

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Imperial edict against the British, 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 8/4
Scope and Contents An undated copy of a Chinese imperial edict dating from between March and August 1850. An English note at the top of the document reads 'Enclosed in Mr Alcock's letter Aug. 9 1850' [this letter is not among the Parkes Papers]. The text begins 'Fêng shang yü kuo chia she kuan ko yu chuan ssu...' The following is a brief summary of the contents:The [British] barbarians were permitted by Our late Father out of his compassion for humanity to engage in trade, but instead of peacefully...
Dates: 1850
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