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26. Borneo. The government offices at Labuan. March 1st 1852., 1852 March 1

 Item — Box: Oversize 1
Call Number: MSS 38 , Series I

Scope and Contents

The island of Labuan was taken possession by the British in 1846, and proposed as a British base against piracy in the South China Sea. It became a crown colony in 1848. Porcher indicates that the island’s most important product was coal, and describes at length the island’s position, crops, cultivation and harbor (diary 20-28). He also includes a detailed map of Labuan.


  • 1852 March 1


Physical Description

1 drawing : watercolor, body color, heightened with white, on medium-thick beige paper, affixed to card mount ; sheet 25.25 x 36 cm, mount 36.5 x 52 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English



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