Journal, describing patrols from Hong Kong along the Chinese and Japanese coast to Yokohama; landings at Tientsin and Chefoo; a patrol up the Yangtze River to Shanghai; the relief of Kah-Ding; the return to Chatham, with many sketches of ships, signals and coastal profiles (including sketches made in Egypt on H.M.S. Medina, 1858); newscuttings, especially from Shanghai newspapers relating to the rebellion; and a summary of his career, 'War and meritorious service 27/12/80'.
George Douglas: Naval Log Book of China and the Taiping Rebellion
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- Dates of Creationc.1858-1880
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- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
Lieutenant, later Captain, George A. Douglas served on board H.M.S. Imprieuse and H.M.S. Coromandel, flagships of Admiral Sir James Hope, commander-in-chief in China during the Taiping rebellion, 1861-64.
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Purchased at Sotheby's sale, 11 July 1996.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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