An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore : (with portraits and illustrations) from the foundation of the settlements under the Honourable the East India Company, on February 6th, 1819, to the transfer of the Colonial Office as part of the colonial possessions of the Crown on April 1st, 1867. Vol. I



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1902

An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore : (with portraits and illustrations) from the foundation of the settlements under the Honourable the East India Company, on February 6th, 1819, to the transfer of the Colonial Office as part of the colonial possessions of the Crown on April 1st, 1867. Vol. I

About the Book

This is the first volume of a two volume compilation of articles on Singapore, first published in the Singapore Free Press. They have been revised and edited and are arranged in chronological order from 1511-1843 with some reprints from the writings of Crawfurd, Logan, Braddell and others. Topics include the founding of Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles and its development, the Raffles Institution and education, the political, social, economic and religious conditions during the period, commercial establishments, various personalities in government, administration and business.

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Additional Details

Creators
Buckley, Charles Burton, 1844-1912
Subject
Singapore--History--1819-1867
Singapore--Social conditions
East India Company
Singapore--Colonies--Administration
Publisher
Fraser & Neave, 1902
National Library Board Singapore, 1902
Digital Description
application/pdf, ill., (incl. ports), map.
Table of Contents
The burning of the fame -- Abdullah's land speculation -- The first Amok, resident Farquhar stabbed -- Gang robbery at Raffles Institution -- Tigers in Singapore -- Piracy -- The first steamer, her remarkable trial trip, and her voyage to Malacca -- Dr. Little's excursion up Gunong Palai, and the rhinoceros -- The loss of the Viscount Melbourne -- The first tiger hunt -- Discovery of Gutta Percha.
Copyright
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2005.