An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore : (with portraits and illustrations) from the foundation of the settlements under the Honourable the East India Company, on February 6th, 1819, to the transfer of the Colonial Office as part of the colonial possessions of the Crown on April 1st, 1867. Vol. I

This is the first volume of a two volume compilation of articles on Singapore, first published in the Singapore Free Press. They have been revised and edited and are arranged in chronological order from 1511-1843 with some reprints from the writings of Crawfurd, Logan, Braddell and others. Topics include the founding of Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles and its development, the Raffles Institution and education, the political, social, economic and religious conditions during the period, commercial establishments, various personalities in government, administration and business.

 

An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore : (with portraits and illustrations) from the foundation of the settlements under the Honourable the East India Company, on February 6th, 1819, to the transfer of the Colonial Office as part of the colonial possessions of the Crown on April 1st, 1867. Vol. I

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An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore : (with portraits and illustrations) from the foundation of the settlements under the Honourable the East India Company, on February 6th, 1819, to the transfer of the Colonial Office as part of the colonial possessions of the Crown on April 1st, 1867. Vol. I
Creator
Buckley, Charles Burton, 1844-1912
Subject
Events>>Historical Periods>>Pre-colonial (before 1819)
Events>>Historical Periods>>Founding of Modern Singapore (1819-1941)
Politics and Government
Singapore--History--1819-1867
Singapore--Social conditions
East India Company
Singapore--Colonies--Administration
History>>Asia>>Southeast Asia>>Singapore
People and communities>>Social groups and communities
History
1819-1826 Founding and early years
1826-1867 Straits settlements
Pre-1819 Temasek
Publisher
Fraser & Neave, 1902
Digital Description
application/pdf, 49717 KB, 480 p. : ill., (incl. ports), map.
Table of Contents
ch. I. Sir Stamford Raffles
ch. II. 1511-1818
ch. III. 1819
ch. IV. Saturday, 6th February, 1819
ch. V. 1819, continued
ch. VI. 1820-1821
ch. VII. -1822
ch. VIII. Commercial Square and the Old Rock
ch. IX. 1823
ch. X. 1823, continued
ch. XI. The Raffles Institution
ch. XII. 1823, continued
ch. XIII. 1824
ch. XIV. The two treaties of 1824
ch. XV. 1825
ch. XVI. 1826-1827
ch. XVII. 1828-1829-1830
ch. XVIII. 1831
ch. XIX. 1832-1833
ch. XX. 1834
ch. XXI. The Roman Catholic Church
ch. XXII. 1835 - The Armenian Church
ch. XXIII. St. Andrew's Church
ch. XXIV. 1836
ch. XXV. 1837
ch. XXVI. 1838-1839
ch. XXVII. 1840
ch. XXVIII. 1841
ch. XXIX. 1842
ch. XXX. 1843
Some of the stories in this book : The burning of the fame
Abdullah's land speculation
The first Amok, resident Farquhar stabbed
Gang robbery at Raffles Institution
Tigers in Singapore
Piracy
The first steamer, her remarkable trial trip, and her voyage to Malacca
Dr. Little's excursion up Gunong Palai, and the rhinoceros
The loss of the Viscount Melbourne
The first tiger hunt
Discovery of Gutta Percha.
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2005.

 

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