Burgess, family, and friends in Malaya [now Malaysia]

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  • Reference
      GB 3104 AB/ARCH/F/2/2/4
  • Former Reference
      GB 3104 A1; A2; A3; A4; A5; A6; A7; A8; A9; A10; A11; A12; A13; A14; A15; A16; A17; A18; A19; A20; A21; A22; A23; A24; A25; A26; A27; A28; A29; A30; A31; A32; A33; A34; A35; A36; A37; A38; A39; B1; B2; B3; B4; B5; B6; B7; B8; B9; B10; B11; B12; B13; B14; B15; B16; B17; B18; B19; B20 (AB.P.4.186); B21 (AB.P.4.189); B22 (AB.P.4.196); B24 (AB.P.4.179); B26 (AB.P.4.201); B25; B26 (AB.P.4.199); B28 (AB.P.4.202); B29 (AB.P.4.206); B30 (AB.P.4.208); B31 (AB.P.4.209); B32 (AB.P.4.210); B33 (AB.P.4.211); B34 (AB.P.4.212); B35 (AB.P.4.207); B36 (AB.P.4.205); B37 (AB.P.4.195); B38 (AB.P.4.192); B39; Z1; Z2; Z3; Z4; Z5; Z6; Z7; Z8; Z9; Z10; Z11; Z12; Z13; Z14; Z15; Z16; Z17; Z18; Z19; Z20; Z22; Z24
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  • Physical Description
      101 photographic prints; 4 contact sheets; and 1 slide. Dimensions (inches): 48 (3.5x2.5); 12 (5.5x3.5); 41 (4x3) [Black and white] Photograph

Scope and Content

Includes portrait-, group-, landscape-, and street-photographs in/of various locations, such as Burgess and Lynne's home (King's Pavilion); Sabak Beach; the Sultan of Perak's Palace; Kuala Kangsar; the mosque at Kuala Kangsar; and Burgess teaching students in a classroom. Lynne has annotated the back of approximately 48 of the images.

Photographer(s): Probably Lynne WILSON / Anthony BURGESS primarily.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1954 Burgess was posted to Malaya (now Malaysia) by the Colonial Service and he moved with his first wife, Lynne, to Kuala Kangsar in the Perak province of Malaya, where he taught at the Malay College, and later the Malayan Teachers' Training College in Kota Bharu. Burgess and Lynne left Malaya in August 1957.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Most of the photographs in the file are in a good condition, with the exception of one item, which is in a poor condition.