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Papers re Kowloon peninsula lease, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 33/13

Scope and Contents

Documents in Parkes' hand concerning the lease of the Kowloon peninsula by Great Britain from China:

Draft of a letter from Parkes, Canton, to Sir Charles Van Straubenzee, 24 February [1860], 5 folios.

Draft of a 'Communication from Mr. Parkes to the Gov[erno]r General of the two Kwang [Lao Ch'ung-kuang]', Canton, 20 March 1860, 6 folios.

Copy of 'Remarks' by Sir James Hope concerning the usefulness of the Kowloon peninsula for military preparations, c. 3 May 1860, 1 bifolio.


  • Creation: 1860


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From the Fonds:

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11 folio(s) (11 folios)

1 item(s) (1 bifolio)

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