Documents in Chinese re Second Opium War, circa 1854-circa 1866
Scope and Contents
Documents in Chinese relating to the Second Opium War and British attempts to open the mid and lower areas of the Yangtze River to foreign trade in its aftermath. Many of the documents include short notes in English describing their contents. The papers are in Chinese only unless otherwise indicated.
- circa 1854-circa 1866
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1 folder(s) (1 folder)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Parkes 43/1-22 originally formed one bundle of documents.
- From the Fonds: Parkes, Sir Harry Smith, 1828-1885 (Knight, diplomat) (Person)