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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

20. Attack on a piratical fleet in Byas’s Bay on June 25th 1851., 1851 June 25

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 1; Series 3
Call Number: MSS 38 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Porcher’s image (or another version of it) was adapted for publication in the Illustrated London News, October 4, 1851, which reported an “Attack on Chinese Pirates by the Boats of Her majesty’s Ship ‘Cleopatra,’” (402). On June 24th, the Superintendent of the police received news that fishermen at Mir’s Bay had been attacked by a fleet of junks led by “Shap-‘ng-tchi” (Shap-ng-tsai, the infamous pirate). Captain Massie of the Cleopatra ordered the barge,...
Dates: 1851 June 25

25. Official visit of the boats of the Cleopatra to the Pangeran Madoud’s house, at Mengatal on January 31st 1851. The mountain of Kini Balu in the distance., 1851 January 31

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 1; Series 3
Call Number: MSS 38 , Series I
Scope and Contents: On September 12, 1851, the HMS Dolphin was attacked in Maladu Bay by Illanun pirates. Captain Robertson and Supercargo Robert Burns (grandson of the poet) and the crew were murdered by pirates from Tunku. In response, the Cleopatra, Semiramis and Pluto were dispatched from Singapore on January 10th and arrived at Labuan by the 20th, sailing on to Mengatal to hold a meeting with local ruler Pangeran Madand about bartering with the Iranun (Illanun) Pirates and providing them a boat. A “Mr....
Dates: 1851 January 31

27. Borneo. Skirmish with the Illanoon Pirates at Tooncoo on February 16th 1852., 1852 February 16

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 1; Series 3
Call Number: MSS 38 , Series I
Scope and Contents: The incident Porcher depicts was reported in the Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1852 (222-223). Porcher and the crew of the Cleopatra, Pluto and Semiramis were traveling up the Tunku river in pursuit of the Illanun [Iranun] pirates responsible for the murder of the HMS Dolphin’s crew (see “25. Official visit of the Boats of the Cleopatra to the Pangeran Madoud’s house”). When they arrived at the residence of Rajah Muda, marines and armed men landed...
Dates: 1852 February 16

William Blathwayt papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 2
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, newsletters, diplomatic papers, and reports documenting Blathwayt's career and English foreign policy and history in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Dates: 1646-1796, bulk 1668-1703

Diary, 1851 September – 1853 January

 Item — Vol. 1: Series 2
Call Number: MSS 38 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary, labelled: “E.A. Porcher. Notes on Ports Visited in H.M.S. CLEOPATRA, September 1851 – circa 1853”. Includes the following small pen and ink drawings: “purchase for hauling vessels up at Jardine’s slip” (page 7), chart (18), map of Labuan (20), diagram (25), 2 sketches (26), sketch of a lighthouse (45) and a map of Amoy (55).Porcher provides general descriptions of the ports visited by the Cleopatra, including hydrographical information, natural resources, natural...
Dates: 1851 September – 1853 January