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New E-resources: Gale Primary Sources

Filed under: Collections, New E-resources

09 Sep 2021

New E-resources

Gale Primary Sources

The Library has acquired two additional collections from Gale Primary Sources:


China and the Modern World: Imperial China and The West (Part 1) 1815-1881

Digitized primary source documents from the British Foreign Office Files held at the UK National Archives covering the period 1815–1881. These materials relate to the internal politics of China and Britain, their relationship, and the relationships between other Western powers keen to benefit from the growing trading ports of the Far East.

Using handwritten text recognition technology, these documents have been made more easily searchable.

screen capture of database - China and the Modern World: Imperial China and The West


Papers of British Consulates and Legation in China (1727-1951)

A collection of miscellaneous papers and reports from the British legation and consulates in China. Digitized from documents held at the UK National Archives, it comprises a catalogue of embassy archives, 1727 to 1859; trade and intelligence reports; records of legal proceedings; miscellaneous papers, some in Chinese, of the Chinese Secretary’s Office; an entry book of papers relating to the East India Company in China; claims arising from Sino-Japanese hostilities, 1927 to 1940; accounts; circulars, etc.