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Letter from Hung Jen-kan, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 44/3

Scope and Contents

A copy of a letter from Hung Jen-kan [Hong Rengan] to Li Ya-ke [James Legge] and Kan Tzu-shih [John Chalmers], dated the 10th year, 10th month, 17th day of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom period (26 November 1860), with a drawing of Hung's official seal and a drawing of an envelope including the Chinese notes 'This is the front.' and 'This is the back.'


  • Creation: 1860


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2 sheet(s) (2 sheets)

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