Miscellaneous Letters and Papers

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous letters and papers, manuscript and printed, of Sir John Bowring, as follows: 

  • (a) Letters to his wife Maria and family (numbers 1-11, December 1828-September 1843);
  • (b) Letters and papers addressed to Sir John Bowring, the bulk relating to his Governorship of Hong Kong (numbers 12-234, September 1822-March 1864); numbers 12-181 are bound in one volume;
  • (c) Miscellaneous printed papers and biographical materials (numbers 235-264, 1844-1877 [sic]).