Wright Collection

Wright/ HC429 WRIG - China’s Struggle for Tariff Autonomy 1843-1938, Cover, 1938

Wright/ HC429 WRIG - China’s Struggle for Tariff Autonomy 1843-1938, Cover, 1938

MS16/E/4/30(ii) - Official Correspondence and Papers of S.F. Wright, Correspondence in Chinese Script

MS16/E/4/30(ii) - Official Correspondence and Papers of S.F. Wright, Correspondence in Chinese Script

Wright/ HJ7271 WRIG - China’s Customs Revenue Since the Revolution of 1911, 3rd Edition Revised, 1935 - Cover

Wright/ HJ7271 WRIG - China’s Customs Revenue Since the Revolution of 1911, 3rd Edition Revised, 1935 - Cover

MS16/C/3/41 - Letter from S.F. Wright dated 19 September 1944, Expressing Frustration at Receiving No Response While Conducting Research into Hart and the Chinese Customs

MS16/C/3/41 - Letter from S.F. Wright dated 19 September 1944, Expressing Frustration at Receiving No Response While Conducting Research into Hart and the Chinese Customs

MS16/L - Kiangsi Native Trade and its Taxation, Opened at Appendix B, "Translation of Kanchou Native Customs Tariff"

MS16/L - Kiangsi Native Trade and its Taxation, Opened at Appendix B, "Translation of Kanchou Native Customs Tariff"

Papers and books of Dr. Stanley Fowler Wright (1873-1953), Commissioner of Customs and Personal Secretary to the Inspector General, the Chinese Maritime Customs. In addition to manuscripts, there are books in Chinese, books and pamphlets on China and on the Chinese Customs, many official printed papers, reports, etc., and copies of Customs publications, some with manuscript annotations by Wright. Among the manuscripts in the Collection are Wright's notes and papers for his various published works, including, 'Hart and the Chinese Customs' (Belfast, 1950), some letters of Sir Robert Hart, some of Wright's own official papers, and some of Wright's later correspondence, relating mainly to his published works.

Strengths

This collection would be a valuable resource to students of the Far East and China, in particular the historical development of the Chinese Customs Services during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, containing as it does transcripts of original documents not readily available elsewhere. The collection is also useful as an example of one man's approach to historical research.

Physical characteristics

The collection contains approx. 100 documents including approx. 30 folders/files of papers and notes, 4 volumes, 8 notebooks, and approx. 25 letters and memos etc.

Description or Catalogue

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Coverage

1896
1951
Custodial History

Deposited with Queen's University Library by Stanley Fowler Wright, 1940s.

Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Closed
Associated Collection
Added by Queen's University Belfast | Last updated on: 23 February 2018