Material relating to General Gordon's visit to China in 1880, mainly correspondence between his brother Sir Henry Gordon and Thomas Wade. The papers concern the controversy attached to Gordon's visit, such as H.W. Gordon's claim that Wade and others had encouraged Li Hung-Chang to rebel against the government in Peking, which Wade denied.
1. H.W. Gordon to T.F. Wade, 15 Oct. 1885.
2. H.W. Gordon to T.F. Wade, 21 Oct. , enclosing a list of questions.
3. T.F. Wade to H.W. Gordon, 14 Jan. 1886.
4. H.W. Gordon to T.F. Wade, 18 Jan. 1886.
5. P.H.W. Currie to T.F. Wade, 17 Apr. 1886.
6. H.W. Gordon to T.F. Wade, 19 Apr. 1886, returning item 3.
7. H.W. Gordon to T.W. Wade, 21 Sep. .
8. Memorandum by J.F.D. Donnelly concerning a conversation with General Gordon in 1880, undated, with cuttings from The Times, 21 Apr. 1886, and the Pall Mall gazette, 21 Apr. 1886, attached on the reverse.
9.1. Sir Robert Hart to General Gordon, 4 Aug. 1880.
9.2. Sir Robert Hart to General Gordon, 23 Aug. 1880.
9.3. H.W. Gordon to T.F. Wade, 6 May [?1886], enclosing items 9.1 and 9.2.
10. Part of a memorandum by T.F. Wade's widow, Amelia Wade, undated, concerning the reasons for T.F. Wade's father Colonel Thomas Wade removing him from Cambridge in 1838. There is also a note by the Rev. John Charles Pollock (b. 1923).