Letters and Books of Sir Stamford Raffles and Lady Raffles
The Tang Holdings Collections
By (author) John Bastin
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Letters and Books of Sir Stamford Raffles and Lady Raffles by John Bastin
Book DescriptionFeaturing personal letters, books, and rare artifacts, here is an invaluable insight into the life and thoughts of the founder of modern Singapore. This title features dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign to targeted history related media & organisations. Sir Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was an eminent British statesman renowned for his contribution to the expansion of the British Empire, and the founding of the modern city of Singapore in 1819. "The Letters and Books of Sir Stamford Raffles" is a superbly illustrated volume that provides readers with unrivalled access to the Raffles Collection of Tang Holdings in Singapore. Featuring letters, books, and other rare artifacts - including a never-before-published missive describing the founding of Singapore - alongside informative analysis and commentary from the world's foremost expert on Raffles, this is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the life and times of the 'Father of Singapore'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789814217682
(300mm x 274mm x 41mm)
Imprint: Editions Didier Millet Pty Ltd
Publisher: Editions Didier Millet Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: Singapore
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Wives of Sir Stamford Raffles, Hardback (September 2014)
This pair of elegant, slip-cased volumes are devoted to Raffles' second wife, Sophia (1786-1858), who wrote the first published account of her husband's life and achievements, and his lesser-known but equally, if not more intriguing, first wife, Olivia (1771-1814).
Natural History Drawings, Hardback (November 2010)» View all books by John Bastin
Looks at the natural history of the Malay Peninsula. This title features 477 drawings of the flora and fauna of the Malay Peninsula commissioned by Colonel William Farquhar during his time as British Resident and Commandant of Malacca from 1803 to 1818.
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Author Biography - John Bastin
John Bastin is Reader Emeritus in Modern History of South-East Asia at the University of London and one of the world's leading experts on Sir Stamford Raffles.
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