Catalogue description Foreign Office: Chinese Secretary's Office, Embassy and Legation, Peking, China: Miscellanea

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Details of FO 1080
Reference: FO 1080
Title: Foreign Office: Chinese Secretary's Office, Embassy and Legation, Peking, China: Miscellanea
Description:

This series contains miscellaneous records, other than registered correspondence, created or held in the Chinese Secretary's Office in the British Legation, later the British Embassy, in Peking. The material includes draft correspondence, drafts and printed texts of treaties, copies of regulations and proclamations, calling cards and textbooks and examination papers for students of Chinese.

Date: 1833-1951
Arrangement:

With the help of a grant from the Oriental Documents Committee of the British Academy, Mr P D Coates, a former member of the consular service in China, and acting Chinese Secretary 1944-1946, worked from 1978 to 1984 to reconstitute the original archival order of much of the registered correspondence and separate out the bulk of the miscellanea to form the present series. The catalogue of this series is based on his work. Neither the original archival arrangement of the Chinese Secretary's Office's miscellanea, nor Mr Coates's intentions in sorting them, is entirely clear.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in The National Archives: FO 682
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: Chinese and English
Physical description: 393 papers and volumes

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