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Documents in Chinese re Second Opium War, circa 1854-circa 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 43

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.


  • Creation: circa 1854-circa 1866


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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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.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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