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The Straits Settlements Records (SSR) is a collection of records relating to British administration of the Straits Settlements (SS) comprising Singapore, Penang and Malacca from 1826 to 1946. Our collection of Straits Settlements records has a lot of material that is handwritten, but handwritten documents can't be read well by computers. We need your help to transcribe these pages that have been digitised from microfilm to help make these more easily searchable for everyone! And yes, the handwriting can be hard to decipher, and some of the words will be unreadable-- but every part that you can do helps.

This series consists of letters and enclosures sent to the Governor of the Straits Settlement from Malay native chiefs, private individuals, organisations and his officials. Content of these letters are often related to general matters. This volume covers the time period from Jan 1855 to Dec 1855.

The Governor's Letters to Bengal consists of correspondence from the Governor of the SS to the Governor of Bengal from Jan 1862 - Feb 1867. This series covers daily events and statement reports on specifically financial matters.

Penang, Singapore and Malacca Consultations are the minutes of the proceedings of the Council appointed in 1805 to advise the President of Penang on important matters. This volume contains information such as the Dutch operations against Perak and Selangor. It covers the period from Nov 1818 to July 1819.

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