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Sir John Anderson and suite at Istana of Sultan of Selangor circa 1905, 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 4/30

Scope and Contents

273 x 228 mm (mounted on card). A group photograph taken in front of the Palace of the Sultan at Kuala Lumpur. Originally dated 1904, the photograph can however have been taken in 1905 at the earliest, since Sir William Taylor wears the order of the K.C.M.G awarded to him in that year. Figures identified in the group are: Oliver MARKS (1866-1940); Secretary to the High Commissioner and later British Resident in Negri Sembilan and Selangor; Eric MAXWELL; no information; (?) R.W. BROOKS; no information; Lieut. Col. Robert Sandilands Frowd WALKER (1850-1917); Commandant, Malay States Guides; Charles Edwin SPOONER (1853-1909); General Manager, Federated Malay States Railways; Martha SPOONER; wife of preceding; Miss SPOONER; daughter of preceding; Sir William Thomas TAYLOR (1848-1931); Resident General, F.M.S. 1905-1910; All el din [? i.e. Allaudin] Suleiman Shah; Sultan of Selangor; (Sir) Henry Conway BELFIELD (1855-1923); British Resident, Selangor 1902-1912; Sir John ANDERSON (1858-1918); Governor of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner, F.M.S. 1904-1911; Governor of Ceylon 1916-1918; Miss TAYLOR; daughter of Sir William Thomas Taylor; (Sir) Ernest Woodford BIRCH (1857-1929); British Resident, Perak 1904-1910; Douglas Graham CAMPBELL (1867-1918); British Resident Negri [i.e. Negeri] Sembilan 1904-1905.


  • Creation: 1905


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Biographical / Historical

Bee Wah was a commercial photographer active in Selangor in the 1900s. The studio address is listed as 12 Yeap Ah Loey Street, Kuala Lumpur circa 1904.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some fading.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the BAM by Mrs G.V. Farrant, daughter of Sir John Anderson, 1953.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 989.


PJ. Details of the Sultan of Selangor from the British Library Public Catalogue. Photographers biographical details from the Index to Photographers.


Bee Wah, fl 1900-1909, photographer

Finding aid date

2002-05-17 16:48:07+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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