Postcards of British North Borneo including views of Jesselton and railwayscenes, also uncaptioned snapshots, [?1906-1909].
Photographic and postcard collection of the Borneo Mission Association
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Ind. Ocn. r. 23
- Dates of Creation[?1906-1909]
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description110 items The photographs were originally stuck into albums and have since been torn out,causing damage to some of the prints. Others are still stuck back to back. Thephotographs are uncaptioned but from the styles of European dress would seemto be of approximately the same date as the postcards.
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Borneo Mission Association was formed in 1909 to assist the work of theAnglican Church in Labuan, Sarawak and British North Borneo. Although it neversent out missionaries itself, Anglican missionaries had first visited Sarawakin 1848 at the invitation of James Brooke, its Rajah. From 1869 to 1909 Malaya, Singapore and Borneo had operated as a single diocese. However,a separate diocese was created for Sabah in 1962.
The postcards are arranged in three distinct groups. The first is captioned inArthur Walker's handwriting, the second is initialled 'GHH', and the thirdis a series of views of British North Borneo captioned in pencil.
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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
Other Finding Aids
Listed as no. 669 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist isavailable for consultation in the library reading room.
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The material was originally received by the Borneo Mission Association fromMrs. Doris Langlands, whose stepfather Arthur Walker was Staff Superintendentof Borneo State Railways in the early years of the 20th century.