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The Birch Memorial, Pasir Salak, Perak River, 1921, 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 3/29

Scope and Contents

80 x 136 mm. Showing the granite obelisk raised in memory of James Wheeler Woodford Birch, first British Resident in Perak, who was murdered in 1875. The inscription, not legible here, reads: 'Here at the fort of Datok Maharaja Lela the Honourable J.W. Birch, First British Resident of Perak, was killed in the performance of his duty on 2nd November 1875'.


  • Creation: 1921


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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Related Materials

Historical note and group portrait with Birch is at BAM 3/43.





Finding aid date

2002-05-10 11:48:39+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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