Manuscript letterbooks, 1898-1906, containing copies of letters from James Duncan Campbell in London to Sir Robert Hart. Letters series Z, number 1125-1564, 5 August 1898 - 21 December 1906, 2 vols.
Correspondence of James Duncan Campbell to Sir Robert Hart
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 211353
- Dates of Creation5 August 1898-21 December 1906
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 volumes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
James Duncan Campbell was born in Edinburgh in 1833. Educated at Cheltenham College and the universities of Paris and Heidelberg, he worked for the Post Office and the Treasury before 1862. In that year he joined the Chinese Maritime Customs and became non-resident secretary in London in 1874. He was sent to Paris in 1884 by Robert Hart to negotiate on behalf of the Quing government a cease-fire agreement in the Sino-French War. He married Ellen Mary Lewis in 1870. He died on 3 December 1907.
Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911) was Inspector General of the Imperial Maritime Customs (later Chinese Maritime Customs) from 1863.
Presented by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in December 1967.
Other Finding Aids
Letter series Z, nos 1125-1564.