Unaddressed Letters by Sir Frank Swettenham (1904)

Unaddressed Letters by Sir Frank Swettenham (1904)

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Fourth edition, 1904, of book originally published in 1898. But signed as a gift May, 1903. Bound in yellow cloth covered hard boards, black lettering to spine and upper board and with attractive decoration of white lilies to both spine and upper board. Frontispiece portrait/photograph of Swettenham.

Written as 37 "private" letters, many reflecting on his time spent in Malaya and Singapore where he rose through the ranks to become 15th Governor of the Straits Settlements from 1901 to 1904. The book is in good to very good condition, but some browning, a little wear and marking to the boards and light spotting inside. Otherwise decent copy of this historical and rare edition. Hence priced to sell.

Sir Frank Athelstane Swettenham GCMG CH (28 March 1850 – 11 June 1946) was a British colonial administrator who became the first Resident general of the Federated Malay States, which brought the Malay states of Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang together under the administration of a Resident-General based in Kuala Lumpur. He served from 1 July 1896 to 4 November 1901. He was also an amateur painter, photographer and antique collector.

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