Papers of Edward Walter Hutchinson

Scope and Content

Papers belonging to Edward Walter Hutchinson include:

  • Manuscripts
  • Notebooks
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Printed material

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Walter Hutchinson served as a British Vice-Consul in Saigon, Vietnam and as British Consul in Chiengmai, Thailand. Hutchinson is the author of Adventurers in Siam in the Seventeenth Century published in 1940. He is also known for his annotated translation of the Mémoire du Père de Bèze , which was published in 1968 under the title 1688 Revolution in Siam .


The material has been arranged:

  • EWH/1 - Manuscripts of Edward Walter Hutchinson
  • EWH/2 - Notebooks and Notes of Edward Walter Hutchinson
  • EWH/3 - Correspondence
  • EWH/4 - Photographs belonging to Edward Walter Hutchinson
  • EWH/5 - Printed material belonging to Edward Walter Hutchinson

Access Information

Open. Please contact the archivist using the email address given here. The archive is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10-5, and Thursdays 2-5. Access is to any researcher without appointment but it will help if an appointment is made via phone or email. Please bring photo ID

Acquisition Information

Given to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland by Hutchinson's relative, J.A. Howell, in 1972.

Archivist's Note

This catalogue was prepared by Shao Peng Kao, archival volunteer, under the supervision of Nancy Charley, archivist of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, in 2016.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography (without flash) for research purposes may be permitted upon completion of a copyright declaration form, and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Related Material

The Royal Asiatic Society collection holds copies of Hutchinson's work, including Adventures in Siam in the Seventeenth Century (published in 1947 and 1985) and 1688 Revolution in Siam: the memoir of Father de Bèze (published in 1968).

The RAS also has two photograph albums that belonged to Edward Walter Hutchinson with views and portraits of Thailand, Burma and other locations in S.E. Asia (Photo.28). A description of these can be found on the RAS Library Catalogue .

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