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Swettenham, Frank Athelstane, Sir, 1850-1946 (Knight, colonial administrator)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1850 - 1946

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

[Arrival of High Commissioner for opening of Federal Conference, Kuala Lumpur, July 1903], 1903-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 4/26
Scope and Contents 213 x 272 mm. Showing the arrival of Sir Frank Swettenham (standing beside coach) at the wooden pavilion constructed for the conference of the rulers and administrators of the Federated Malay States held in Kuala Lumpur in July 1903. In the foreground stands a guard of honour of Indian Cavalry. This was the second such conference but this occasion did not yield such a whole hearted expression of appreciation of British rule as its precessor. In particular, the Sultan of Perak complained of...
Dates: 1903-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Bull fight, Kelantan, circa 1900], 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/10
Scope and Contents 154 x 110 mm.
Dates: 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Bull fight, Kelantan, the first onslaught, [? circa 1900], 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/9
Scope and Contents 163 x 118 mm. (mounted on board). Showing the two bulls with horns locked. The two keepers stand behind the animals, with spectators grouped in front of the building in the background. Probably taken on the same occasion, and from the same location as BAM 6/8 and 6/10.
Dates: 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Che Muda's house at Kuala Kangsar, 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 3/44
Scope and Contents 251 x 198 mm. Showing Frank SWETTENHAM, Captain SPEEDY, Raja Indut and Raja Abdulrahman standing with a group of Sepoys and Malays outside Che Mudas house. The photograph was taken during the military occupation of Perak by Major McNair. McNair (1878, p. 168-169) gives this description: 'The residence of the Princess of Perak at Quella Kungsa gives - as will be seen in the illustration, from a photograph taken by the author during the Governors progress - a very full idea of a Malay noble...
Dates: 1876
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Chinese temple on Pudu Road, Kuala Lumpur, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 4/50
Scope and Contents 258 x 177 mm. Watercolour sketch of a female with a small lake in the foreground. Captioned on the reverse in Swettenham's hand and possibly painted by him.
Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Garden party at the R[esident] G[eneral], Perak, [July 1897], 1897-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 3/46
Scope and Contents 357 x 272 mm. A group portrait of British and Malay dignitaries gathered in the garden of the Residency at Kuala Kangsar during the Federal Conference of 1897. With three elephants at the right of the print. At the start of the meeting a telegram telegram of loyalty from the Sultans to Queen Victoria was sent and in the following days various matters relating to federation were discussed. Figures so far identified in the print are: Sir Hugh CLIFFORD (1866-1941), seated on middle elephant;...
Dates: 1897-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Hunting party at Astana Anak Bukit, country house of the Sultan of Kedah, October 1889, 1889-10

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/26
Scope and Contents 209 x 135 mm. An informal group photograph taken beside the formal pool of the Astana Anak Bukit, with the hunting party grouped around a selection of recently shot small game. In the group are, from left to right: (Possibly) Robert William DUFF (1867-1937); founder, in 1903, of the Duff Development Company; (Possibly) Captain CHARLIE; WAN YUSOFF; police officer; ABDUL HAMID, Sultan of Kedah; Raja Muda ABDUL AZIZ (d 1907); (Sir) Frank Athelstane SWETTENHAM (1850-1946). Print is signed in...
Dates: 1889-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Malayan Union, 1945-11 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/1/1/4
Scope and Contents 1. Correspondence, telegrams and notes relating to the Malayan Union of 1946. Writers and recipients include Sir Ibrahim, Sultan of Johor, and other rulers, H. Welham, R.R.J Turner, Lord Marchwood, Sir Arnold Robinson, Sir Richard Winstedt, and Sir Frank Swettenham (circa 100 sheets). A list of the papers is included.2. Copy of a memorandum prepared by Sir Roland Braddell, legal advisor to the Sultan of Johor, ‘Legal problems in Malaya’ (53 sheets).3. Copy of the ‘British...
Dates: 1945-11 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this file must be viewed on microfilm reels MC46 or 8221C.
 File

Malayan Union, 1946-02 - 1946-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/1/1/5
Scope and Contents 1. Correspondence between Sir George Maxwell, Sir Richard Winstedt, Sir Frank Swettenham, Sir Cecil Clementi, G.H. Hall, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and others regarding the Malayan Union of 1946 (circa 25 sheets).

2. Preparations for and reports of a meeting held at the Colonial Office on 26 Feb. 1946 to discuss the Malayan Union proposal. The file includes notes of the meeting taken by Maxwell and Clementi (circa 25 sheets).

Dates: 1946-02 - 1946-03
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this file must be viewed on microfilm reels MC46 or 8221C.
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[Participants at Federal Conference, Kuala Lumpur, July 1903], 1903-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 4/27
Scope and Contents 366 x 283 mm (mounted on card). An official group portrait of the conference participants taken in the specially built wooden pavilion. Figures identified are (front row, left to right starting from first European figure): (Sir) Henry Conway BELFIELD (1855-1923); British Resident, Selangor 1902-1912; (Sir) John Pickersgill RODGER (1851-1910); British Resident, Perak 1901-1904; (Sir) William Hood TREACHER (1849-1919); Resident General, F.M.S. 1902-1904; Allh el din Suleiman Shah; Sultan of...
Dates: 1903-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Photograph collection of the British Association of Malaysia and Singapore

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM
Scope and Contents The collection comprises some 1400 prints, chiefly gathered by the BAM. When acquired by the RCS, the collection was arranged for the most part geographically by state, with handlists outlining the scope of the material. Exceptions to this arrangement were some of the individual collections in the form of albums, and a few commercially produced items. This arrangement has been largely adhered to in BAM 1-6 which progresses from Singapore and the Straits Settlements to the individual Malay...
Dates: 1880 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Photograph of a group of Chinese with two Europeans, 1899 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3031C/2
Scope and Contents 285 x 245 mm. One of the group, seated in the front row, is identified on the back as Sir Frank Swettenham; the other, standing at the rear has no identification. Sir Frank Swettenham (1850-1946) was advised by his elder brother Alexander to apply for a cadetship of the Straits Settlements. He arrived in Singapore early in 1871 and from then until his retirement in 1904 had a distinguished career in Malaya, culminating in his appointment as Governor in 1901. During his long retirement he...
Dates: 1899 - 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Preparing for bull fight, Kelantan [? circa 1900], 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 6/8
Scope and Contents 221 x 172 mm. (mounted on board). Showing a large group of spectators gathered round a bull and its keepers.
Dates: 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Selangor succession, 1935-04 - 1937-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/2/13
Scope and Contents This file contains material relating to the controversy over the succession of the state of Selangor. In response to direction from the British Government, the Sultan of Selangor, Alauddin Sulaiman Shah, passed over his eldest son and heir, Tengku Musa Eddin, in favour of his third son, Hisamuddin Alam Shah, who succeeded him in 1938. The file includes:1. ‘The charge against the Raja Muda’, which explains why the British Government considered him to be an unsuitable successor (4...
Dates: 1935-04 - 1937-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile state of many of these papers, users must consult microfilm copies where available.
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Sir Frank Swettenham [circa 1910], 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 7/18
Scope and Contents 151 x 198 mm. Carbon print. A half length studio portrait of Sir Frank Athelstane Swettenham (1850-1946); cadet, Straits Settlements Civil Service 1870; British Resident, Selangor 1882-1889; British Resident, Perak1889-1895; Resident General, F.M.S. 1896-1901; Governor, Straits Settlements 1901-1904; author British Malaya (1907); Footprints in Malaya (1942); etc.
Dates: 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Sir Frank Swettenham [circa 1930], 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 7/19
Scope and Contents 170 x 245 mm. A seated three quarter length portrait of Sir Frank Swettenham.
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

Sir Frank Swettenham papers, 1874 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/1/13
Scope and Contents Journal and memorandum
Dates: 1874 - 1951
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this file must be viewed on microfilm reel 8224C.
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Sultan Alaidin of Selangor and group, London, 1936, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 9/5
Scope and Contents 248 x 195 mm. Group photograph taken during the reception given for Sir Alaidin SULAIMAN ibni Al-Marham Raja MUDA MUSA (1865-1938), Sultan of Selangor 1896-1938, after his investiture of the K.C.V.O. (Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order). At the left is his eldest son Tuanku Musa EDDIN, and at the right Sir Frank SWETTENHAM (1850-1946). Other figures unidentified.
Dates: 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Sultan Muhammad IV of Kelantan, [circa 1900], 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 7/13
Scope and Contents 156 x 294 mm. Showing Sultan Muhammad IV (d 1920), ruler of Kelantan 1902-1920, seated in front of a carved wooden doorway, probably outside the palace at Kota Bahru [i.e. Baharu]. On one side of the Sultan stands a servant with an umbrella, on the other an unidentified figure, possibly a son. Photograph possibly by Sir Frank Swettenham.
Dates: 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[The Tatler], 1911-10-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3031C/13
Scope and Contents Four pages extracted from the Tatler October 11, 1911. On page 55 is a photograph of Sir Frank Swettenham on the moor at Lowther Castle and on pages 56-57 a group including Captain Duff, Sir Frank Swettenham, Ex-King Manoel of Portugal and their host, Lord Lonsdale.
Dates: 1911-10-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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