An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore : (with portraits and illustrations) from the foundation of the settlement 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. II

This is the second volume of a two volume compliation of articles on Singapore, first published in the Singapore Free Press. They have been revised and edited and are arranged in chronological order from 1844-1866 with some reprints from the writings of Crawfurd, Logan, Braddell and others. Topics in this volume cover mainly the development of infrastructures in Singapore, such as roads, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, bridges, Horsburgh and Raffles Lighthouses, dry docks, a court house, godowns, a jail, estabilshing rules and regulations regarding land use, administration of justice, control of civil unrests and crimes and eradicating the tiger menace.

 

An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore : (with portraits and illustrations) from the foundation of the settlement 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. II

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Title
An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore : (with portraits and illustrations) from the foundation of the settlement 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. II
Creator
Buckley, Charles Burton, 1844-1912
Subject
Events>>Historical Periods>>Founding of Modern Singapore (1819-1941)
Politics and Government>>National Security
Singapore--History--1819-1867
Singapore--Social conditions
Singapore--Colonies--Administration
East India Company
History>>Asia>>Southeast Asia>>Singapore
People and communities>>Social groups and communities
1819-1826 Founding and early years
1826-1867 Straits settlements
National security
Publisher
Fraser & Neave, 1902
Digital Description
application/pdf, 39234 KB, 431 p. : ill. (incl. ports), map.
Table of Contents
ch. XXXI. 1844
ch. XXXII. 1845
ch. XXXIII. 1846
ch. XXXIV. 1847
ch. XXXV. 1848
ch. XXXVI. 1849
ch. XXXVII. The Horsburgh and Raffles Lighthouse
ch. XXXVIII. 1850
ch. XXXIX. 1851
ch. XL. 1852
ch. XLI. 1853
ch. XLII. 1854
ch. XLIII. 1855
ch. XLIV. 1856
ch. XLV. 1857
ch. XLVI. 1858
ch. XLVII. 1859
ch. XLVIII. 1860
ch. XLIX. 1861
ch. L. 1862
ch. LI. 1863
ch. LII.
1864
ch. LIII -1865
ch. LIV. 1866
ch. LV. Rainfall, climate, old amateur theatricals
ch. LVI. The transfer
ch. LVII. 1867.
Some of the stories in this book: The first P. & O. Mail, and all the letters left behind
Gang robbery and Mount Elizabeth
The tragedy of the convict ship General Wood
The story of Keppel Harbour
The remarkably foolish magistrate
The collision between the two P. & O. Mail steamers Pacha and Erin
The tragedy of the Fawa
The head scares
The big Riots of 1854
Another disastrous steamer picnic
Lord Elgin and the Indian Mutiny
The Alabama
The explosion on the steamer Johore.
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2005.

 

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