Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
26. Borneo. The government offices at Labuan. March 1st 1852., 1852 March 1
Item — Oversize 1: Series 1; Series 3
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.
Dates: 1852 March 1
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