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Documents in Chinese re the Taiping Rebellion, circa 1860-circa 1864

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 44

Scope and Contents

Documents in Chinese relating to the Taiping Rebellion, including correspondence between the Qing government and foreign diplomats and communications between the Taiping leaders and foreign missionaries, diplomats and commanders of the British and French allied forces. Some documents includes short notes in English describing their contents. The papers are in Chinese only unless otherwise indicated.


  • circa 1860-circa 1864

Conditions Governing Access

Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd, 3 Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9AQ. Applicants may submit their request using the standard Jardine Matheson letter of application, 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.


1 folder(s) (1 folder)

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Repository Details

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