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Penang documents

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 105

Scope and Contents

The collection includes:

1. Official appointment by the East India Company of John Alexander Bannerman as Governor of Prince of Wales Island (Penang), 1817.

2. Letter of notification and official appointment of William Edward Phillips to succeed Bannerman, 1820.

3. Miscellaneous items associated with Phillips, 1819-26, chiefly relating to his appointment as governor and his retirement in 1824.


  • Creation: 1817 - 1826

Conditions Governing Access

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.01 cubic metre(s) (1 archival box and two folders.) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

On indefinite loan from Mrs. W.E. Williams, 1973.


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2018-07-05 12:06:13+00:00
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