Correspondence of George H Fitzroy

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript letterbook, 1860-1863, of George H Fitzroy whilst at Shanghai, containing copy letters to various recipients, the subjects including his personal and financial affairs, property, and employment.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Imperial Maritime Customs (later called the Chinese Maritime Customs) collected customs duties from foreign ships at treaty ports and administered port facilities on behalf of the Chinese government. It was managed and staffed mainly by foreigners, largely British.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 1971.

Related Material

The School of Oriental and African Studies holds other papers relating to the Chinese Maritime Customs, comprising papers of Sir Robert Hart (Ref: PP MS 67), copies of Sir Robert Hart's correspondence with J D Campbell (Ref: MS 211351, 211353), copies of Sir Robert Hart's letters to Sir F A Aglen (Ref: MS 211081), papers of Sir Frederick Maze (Ref: PP MS 2), Edward Charles Macintosh Bowra and Cecil Arthur Verner Bowra (Ref: PP MS 69), and correspondence of G F H Acheson and C A V Bowra with Sir Francis Arthur Aglen (Ref: MS 211354-5). See published guide: Papers Relating to the Chinese Maritime Customs 1860-1943. The Second Historical Archives of China, Nanjing, hold the administrative archive of the Chinese Maritime Customs.

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