Letters to Sir T. S. Raffles from William Marsden

“This file contains letters to Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles from William Marsden, an orientalist and numismatist who lived and worked in Fort Marlborough, Sumatra 1770-1779. He published a History of Sumatra in 1783 and had a reputation as both a talented writer and a scholar of zoology, botany, linguistics, and geography. In these letters he writes to Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles on matters of Malay culture, history and language. He was writing his Dictionary of the Malayan Language (1812) at the period of this correspondence and questions Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles about vocabulary and pronunciation. He also requests a drawing of a buffalo and acknowledges the receipt of manuscripts. He specifically questions Sir Thomas Stamford about the infamous 'upas tree' and describes the topography of Lake Toba"--Provided by the British Library. (British Library shelfmark(s): Mss Eur D742/2)

 

Letters to Sir T. S. Raffles from William Marsden

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Title
Letters to Sir T. S. Raffles from William Marsden
Subject
Raffles, Thomas Stamford, Sir, 1781-1826--Correspondence
Singapore--History--1819-1867
1819-1826 Founding and early years
Publisher
1809 / 1826
Contributor
British Library
William and Judith Bollinger
Digital Description
application/pdf, 14634 KB, 31 p.
All rights reserved. The British Library, 2018

 

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