Title: An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore: From the foundation of the settlement . . . on February 6th, 1819 to the transfer to the Colonial Office . . . on April 1st, 1867
Author: Burton, C. B.
Publisher: Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1984.
Call no.: RSING 959.57 BUC
First published in 1902, this book offers an overview of developments in Singapore from its founding until it became part of the crown colony. This edition has an introduction by C. M. Turnbull.
Title: British Malaya, 1824–67
Author: Mills, L. A.
Publisher: Selangor, Malaysia: Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1925, 1960, 2003.
Call no.: RSING 959.5 MIL
Captures the histories of the Straits Settlements from its formation until its transfer to the Crown. Besides developments on the Malayan Peninsula, it also examines Anglo-Siamese relations and the suppression of piracy under Rajah Brooke. A descriptive bibliography by C. M. Turnbull is appended.
Title: One hundred years of Singapore
Author: Makepeace, W., Brooke, G. E., & Braddell, R. St. J. (Eds.).
Publisher: Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Call no.: RSING 959.57 ONE (First Published in 1921)
Title: Raffles and the golden opportunity 1781–1826
Author: Glendinning, V.
Publisher: London: Profile, 2012.
Call no.: RSING 959.57021092 GLE
The author charts Raffles' prodigious rise within the social and historical contexts of his world. His domestic and personal life was vivid and tragic. His own end was sad, though his fame immortal.
Title: Singapore 150 years
Author: Sheppard, M. (Ed.).
Publisher: Singapore: Times Books International for Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1982.
Call no.: RSING/SING 959.57 SIN
This publication contains reprints of articles concerning pre-colonial Singapore and the early years of the new settlement.
Title: The Hikayat Abdullah
Author: Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir; Hill, A. H. (Translator).
Publisher: Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2009.
Call no.:RSEA 959.5 ABD
Abdullah’s biography, first published, in 1849 provides insights into Singapore, Malacca, Johore and the Riau-Lingga region of the 19th century. A. H. Hill’s translation of 1949 is considered the first complete annotated version. His introduction offers a good summary of Abdullah’s life. This version has an index.
Title: The Straits Settlements, 1826–67: Indian presidency to crown colony
Author: Turnbull, C. M.
Publisher: London: Athlone Press, 1972.
Call no.: RSING 959.57 TUR
Microfiche: MFC NL0030/022-026
This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the Straits Settlements prior to its becoming a Crown Colony. It examines the government structure, economy, social conditions and defence system of the Straits Settlements. It also explores the wider context of the Malay States and the impact of the transfer movement. It includes a fold out map of Singapore in the1860s, a bibliography and an index.