Richard Simpson Gundry: Correspondence and Papers

Scope and Content

Letters and papers on China and the China Association; family and personal papers:

[1] Journal of trip to Hangchow (1864); brief notes of later trips to Chefoo, Chusan and 'Snowy Valley'; and interleaved notes on China.

[2-155] Letters on China and the China Association, the correspondents including Sir William Adamson (1895), Sir Chaloner Alabaster (8 letters, 1892-97), 1st Viscount Bertie of Thame (4, 1896-98), Sir Ewen Cameron (3, 1895-97), Sir Francis A. Campbell (3, 1896-98), Sir Valentine Chirol (2, 1897), Arthur Davenport (3, 1895-96), Sir Alfred Dent (4, 1889-97), Sir William des Voeux (2, 1892-93), Sir Charles J. Dudgeon (2, 1905), Francis B. Forbes (7, 1894-97), Sir Edmund G. Hornby (5, 1892-96), Thomas H. Huxley (1889), Sir John S. Keltie (3, 1889), William Keswick (4, 1889-96), 1st Baron Loch of Drylaw (7, 1896-1900), Sir Samuel H. Macartney (4, 1887-94), Sir Claude M. MacDonald (3, 1896), Sir Halford J. Mackinder (2, 1898), David S. Meldrum (1893), Alexander Michie (4, c.1898), Sir Richard T. Rennie (1893), 1st Baron Sanderson (3, 1893-95), Sir George Scott (2, 1895-96), Sir Cecil C. Smith (5, 1896-1905), Sir Thomas Francis Wade (14, 1891-94), and Robert A. Yerburgh (6, 1898-99).

[156] Autograph album (undated) containing autographs cut from letters, poems, and a printed proclamation by the Regent of Korea against foreigners. The correspondents include F.H. Ferguson, Dutch Minister at Peking (1873); J. Markham (3, 1871); and George F. Seward, U.S. Minister, Peking (undated).

[157-164] Photograph of Gundry, J.E. Cooke, and D. McAllister (1871); silhouette of possibly Gundry as a boy; and speeches, notes and drafts.

[165-270] Family and personal letters to Gundry, including George Grundy, son (5, 1877-1905) and Mary F. Grundy, mother (21, 1891-97).

[271-274] Papers concerning the award of a C.B., 1904, with letters from Sir Alfred Dent and Arthur J. Balfour (Prime Minister).

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Simpson Gundry (1838-1924), editor of the North China Herald, 1865-78; later Honorary Secretary and then President of the China Association. He published China and her neighbours (1893) and China past and present (1895).

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1994.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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