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David Beatty (fl 1899-1952) served in Canton [1900-1904], Christmas Island [c1903-1904] and Singapore as a member of the Malayan Civil Service. He retired as Secretary for Chinese Affairs in Singapore in 1926.
Letters home from Canton and Christmas Island, with related photographs, press cuttings and farewell addresses, 1899-1954; transcript of journal of his father Robert Beatty's voyage to India, 1856.
Letters home from Canton, etc., 1900-1904 and the transcript of the India voyage, 1856 were donated to the library by Beatty's daughter, Miss D. Beatty on c21st February 1985Accruals
Miss D. Beatty donated the following items
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Copies of various photographs, etc. are held by the Christmas Island Natural History Association.
Listed as no. 662 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Beatty | David | fl 1899-1952 | colonial civil servant
Beatty | Robert | fl 1856
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