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Envelope to James Bruce, 22 Oct. 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 8/14

Scope and Contents

An envelope from I-hsin [Peking] to 'the Great British Imperial Commissioner...' (James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine), dated the 8th day of the 9th month of the 10th year of Hsien-Feng (22 October 1860). The address is in Chinese, and the seals in Chinese and Manchu. A note has been added in English: 'For H.E. The Earl of Elgin Forwarded from North Gate at 1/4 to 7 A.M. Oct 22. 1880'.


  • Creation: 22 Oct. 1860


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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but one part of the envelope has become disconnected.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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