Papers re Kowloon peninsula lease, 1860
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 , 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.
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11 folio(s) (11 folios)
1 item(s) (1 bifolio)
Language of Materials
- From the Fonds: Parkes, Sir Harry Smith, 1828-1885 (Knight, diplomat) (Person)