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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; British Resident, Pahang 1896-1899 and later Governor of the Gold Coast (1912-1919), Nigeria (1919-1925), Ceylon (1925-1927) and the Straits Settlements. Sir Frank Athelstane SWETTENHAM, standing to right of the group, wearing boater and white trousers. (?) Sir Charles Bullen Hugh MITCHELL (d. 1899); possibly the figure seated at the left of the main group; Royal Marines 1852-1878; Governor of Fiji 1868-188, Natal and Zululand 1889-1893, Straits Settlements 1893-1899.


  • Creation: 1897-07


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some fading and small tears at edge.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 772.

Related Materials

Biographical details of Swettenham at BAM 3/43.


An account of the occasion is in: Swettenham, Sir, Frank (1907), British Malaya an account of the origin and progress of British influence in Malaya. London : John Lane, The Bodley Head, p. 287-288. Compare the figure described as Sir Charles Mitchell with the portrait in: Makepeace, Walter et al (eds.) (1921), One hundred years of Singapore: being some account of the capital of the Straits Settlements from its foundation by Sir Stamford Raffles on the 6th February 1819 to the 6th February 1919, London : J. Murray, p. 118.




G R Lambert and Co

Finding aid date

2002-05-14 10:29:22+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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