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British Borneo, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 63/18

Scope and Contents

Gallery-proofs of a paper read to the Royal Colonial Institute, 14 December 1897.


  • Creation: 1897


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Biographical / Historical

Edward Peregrine Gueritz (1855-1938) was born on 18 March 1855. He was educated privately and at St Andrew's School, Stoke Newington. He worked in the Sarawak Civil Service, 1874-1877, and the Bank of New Zealand, 1877-1880. He was Assistant Resident, North Borneo, 1882-1884, and Collector and Magistrate, Malay States, 1885-1890. Guertiz was Sessions Judge and Judicial Commissioner in Labuan and North Borneo, 1891-1903, and Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Labuan, 1903-1906, and North Borneo, 1903-1912. He died on 3 August 1938.


5 page(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 34

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 75.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The proofs were presumably presented to the R.C.I. after the lecture in 1897.


There is an abstract and report of discussion on the talk in 'Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute', vol. XXIX, 1897-1898, pp. 61-66.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Edward Gueritz in 'Who was who', vol. III, 1929-1940 (London, 1967), pp. 564-565.


Gueritz, Edward Peregrine, 1855-1938, Governor of Labuan and North Borneo

Finding aid date

2004-01-08 16:04:46+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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