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Archives of the British Association of Malaysia and Singapore

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103
Scope and Contents From 1952 to 1967 the Secretary of the Association was Hugh Bryson. He organised the accumulation of two important collections of historical material through the BAM. In 1960, in cooperation with the Royal Commonwealth Society, Bryson initiated the gathering of original documents - memoranda, diaries, correspondence - and the writing of special reminiscences by those with first hand experience of the geographic area covered by the Association. Subjects of particular significance include...
Dates: 1801 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: Due to the fragile state of many of these papers, users must consult microfilm copies where available.

Fu Bingchang diaries and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10337
Dates: 1939 - 1965
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

J. H. Prynne Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10144
Scope and Contents

The collection principally consists of Prynne's literary papers and correspondence, together with documents relating to his career as an academic.

Dates: 1936 - 2019
Conditions Governing Access: Access to some files is restricted for reasons of confidentiality or in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The restictions are not noted in this online catalogue, and those planning to consult the collection are strongly advised to contact the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts well in advance of their visit to establish the accessibility of the files in which they are interested.

Jardine Matheson Archive

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM
Scope and Contents The collection contains a comprehensive set of papers covering the activities of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, its predecessors, its subsidiaries and associated firms up to 1969: • The company's business history is covered in large series of accounts (A) and correspondence (B-E, J-K). • The rest of the collection is comprised of legal documents (F), printed commercial circulars and periodicals (G), documents in Chinese (H), papers of other companies (I), and miscellaneous papers (L)....
Dates: 1766-1969
Conditions Governing Access: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Papers of Sir Harry Parkes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes
Scope and Contents The collection contains a wide range of professional and personal papers. There is an extensive selection of printed and manuscript material collected in Hong Kong, China and Japan throughout Parkes' career. There are also around 750 letters, including correspondence with Sir Rutherford Alcock, Major-General Charles George Gordon, Lord John Russell and Sir Ernest Satow. Most of the personal correspondence addressed to Parkes dates from the last two years of his life, with much of the...
Dates: circa 1380-1898 (mainly 1850s-1880s); circa 1380-1898 (mainly 1850s-1880s)
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.
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The Papers and Possessions of Joseph Needham

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/NRI2
Scope and Contents In 1937, three Chinese scientists from Nanjing arrived at Cambridge University to carry out research in biochemistry. They worked alongside Dr. Joseph Needham, at the time Dunn Reader in Biochemistry, and a fellow of Gonville and Caius College. Dr. Needham already had very wide interests, having written extensively on the relationship between science, religion and socialism, and making pioneering forays in the young field of the history of science. He knew that China had invented paper,...
Dates: 1780 - 2004; 1780 - 2004

The Papers of Oswald Tuck

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TUCK
Scope and Contents

Papers mainly comprising diaries, letters to his family, photographs, printed books, pamphlets and lectures notes. The collection also includes a medal awarded to Tuck whilst at the Greenwich Hospital School, 1891.

Dates: 1868 - 2003
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Certain files containing sensitive personal information about living people have been closed for 80 years. All closures are noted in the catalogue.