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Papers re Eugène Simon, circa 1860-circa 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 28/18

Scope and Contents

A sheet containing a copy in Parkes' hand of a letter (in French) from 'Thou' (Édouard Antoine Thouvenel?), Paris, to French diplomatic and consular agents in China, 9 July 1860, followed by copies in Parkes' hand of a passport (in French) issued by [B.] Edan in favour of Eugène Simon, Shanghai, 9 February 1861, and related statements (in French and Chinese). There is also a second sheet containing copies of a request for protection for Simon (in Chinese), addressed by the French Consulate in Shanghai to the Emperor of China, 1860, and a petition (in Chinese) addressed by Simon to the officials of the Emperor of China concerning his purposes in China. The first sheet is labelled at the top 'M. Simon's Papers'.


  • Creation: circa 1860-circa 1861


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From the Fonds:

Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.


2 item(s) (2 bifolios)

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