An account of the illness and death of Her Majesty, the queen Somanass-Waddhanawaddy [Waddhanawatty], royal consort to His Majesty Somdetch Phra Paramende Maha Mongkeet [Mongkut], the reigning King of Siam

Scope and Content

Printed in Lithographic press at the Royal printing office, 21st December 1852; wrapped in sheet of paper, which reads on the reverse "Reverend Mr Keasbury of Singapore", with a pencil date of 6th January 1853 [remaining pencil note unreadable]; includes black fabric bag [seal missing] in which papers were originally held.

Administrative / Biographical History

Benjamin Peach Keasberry (1805-1875), served as a missionary with the London Missionary Society. He was engaged in Singapore in 1839, and was appointed Malay Missionary at that station in February 1840. Upon the relinquishment of the Singapore Mission in September 1847, his connnection with the Society ceased. He continued to reside at Singapore, where he died in 1875.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fabric bag very fragile