UBD Library is pleased to announce the NEW RELEASE: State Papers Online Colonial: Asia, Part II: Singapore, East Malaysia, and Brunei.
We are extremely excited to share that State Papers Online Colonial Asia, Part II: Singapore, East Malaysia, and Brunei, the latest of an ambitious four-part series that aims to include all Asia-related British Colonial Office (CO) papers from the British National Archives, has now been released and is available for trial or purchase.
The 3,300 volumes of files contained in Part II present evidence of the Colonial administration, the work and concerns of the different governors, and details of trade, business, arms supply, and agriculture. They also document the developing relationships between the British administrators, the trading companies, the local Sultans, peoples and immigrants, as well as external conflicts with Spain, the Netherlands, Philippines, and Japan. Reading through the files one really obtains a sense of daily life in East Malaysia and Singapore over the hundred-year period, enhanced by the many photographs and maps.