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George A. Douglas: Naval Log-Book of China and the Taiping Rebellion

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9378

Scope and Contents

Journal, describing patrols from Hong Kong along the Chinese and Japanese coast to Yokohama; landings at Tientsin and Chefoo; a patrol up the Yangtze River to Shanghai; the relief of Kah-Ding; the return to Chatham, with many sketches of ships, signals and coastal profiles (including sketches made in Egypt on H.M.S. Medina, 1858); newscuttings, especially from Shanghai newspapers relating to the rebellion; and a summary of his career, 'War and meritorious service 27/12/[18]80'.


  • Creation: 1858-1880 (Circa)


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Sotheby's sale (lot 390), 11 July 1996

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