Herbert Allen Giles: Autobiography and Translation of Records of Strange Nations

Scope and Content

[1] Autobiography, 1863-1924. Typescript.

[2] Records of strange nations, translation, typescript.

[3] Prospectus, Records of strange nations from the Chinese of 1392 A.D, 'translated and annotated by Herbert A. Giles... and the Honourable Masa U. Hachisuka... foreword by Alfred C. Haddon' (an early Chinese block-book). There is also a letter from Norman Parley (of Percy Lund Humphries) to Herbert Giles, 14 January 1929, regarding Hachisuka's unwillingness to continue printing, and the return of the manuscript in the light of this.

Administrative / Biographical History

Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) succeeded Sir Thomas F. Wade as Professor of Chinese at Cambridge University, 1897-1932. He catalogued Wade's Chinese books that were presented to the University.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1993.


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

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