Lord Lyndhurst and the Canton Debate
[from] D. [David] Urquhart, The Kiosk, Blarney, [Co. Cork] February 27th, 1857.
|Main Creator:||Urquhart, David, 1805-1877|
Handbill, reprinting a letter sent to John Singleton Copley, Lord [later Baron] Lyndhurst, authored by Scottish diplomat David Urquhart, from an address 'The Kiosk, Blarney' and dated 27 February, 1857. In 1856, there had been a series of attacks on the Canton Factories and residences, [located in southwestern Guangzhou (then known as Canton)] culminating with their complete destruction by fire. This and the seizure of a foreign ship led the British to assemble a force to demand reparations, causing much tension. The following year the Battle of Canton was fought by British and French forces against Qing China on 28 to 31 December 1857.
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[S.l. : s.n.], 1857.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 sheet ; 20.5 x 11.1 cm..
Varying form of title: [Reprint of a letter to John Singleton Copley sent by David Urquhart, Blarney, Co. Cork].
Donated to the National Library of Ireland by Anthony R. Heath on 24 April, 2008.
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