On paper : Singapore before 1867

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On paper : Singapore before 1867

About the Book

Singapore Before 1867’, an exhibition of over 150 paper-based records that recount our early history – from a 17th-century Portuguese navigational chart to the key document that established the Straits Settlements as a Crown Colony of Britain on 1 April 1867. Featuring the collections of the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore, the exhibition was further enriched by rare materials from 14 institutions in Singapore and overseas – many of which are being shown to the public in Singapore for the first time. This publication, also titled On Paper: Singapore Before 1867, features a small selection of items displayed in the exhibition, illuminated through essays written by scholars, librarians and archivists”—Foreword.

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National Library Board Singapore, 2019
National Library Board Singapore, 2019
Digital Description
application/pdf, ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Table of Contents
beginnings of Singapura -- The Mao Kun map -- Chart featuring Melaka and Singapore Straits -- The Selden map of China -- Map showing battles in the Johor River and the Singapore Straits -- The old and new straits of Singapore by Eredia -- 1819 treaty of Singapore -- Letters to the Marquess of Hastings from Stamford Raffles -- 1819 plan of Singapore harbour -- The Bute map -- Letters to Farquhar 1818-1822 -- Map of Asia, used by A.R. Falck in London in 1824 -- 1824 treaty of friendship and alliance -- Franklin’s survey map of Singapore -- 1855 straits of Singapore chart -- Syair dagang berjual beli and syair potong gaji -- Early census of Singapore’s population -- Jackson plan -- Hikayat Abdullah -- Drawings of the Singapore institution -- A brief account of gambier production in early Singapore -- Plan of Singapore town and adjoining districts -- J.T. Thomson’s paintings -- 1854 riot map -- A Russian traveller’s tale of Singapore -- Sketches of Singapore by Charles Dyce -- Four-part panorama of the Singapore River -- Straits Settlements letters patent -- Index.
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