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 volume consists mainly of letters from the Governor-in-Council to various officers like the Judge and Magistrate, the Superintendent of Marine, the Master Attendant, the Superintendent of Convicts, the Accountant and Auditors, etc. It covers the period of Jul 1815 - Dec 1815.
From the 1830s-1867, the government of Bengal continued to exercise its authority over the Straits Settlements (SS) despite numerous administrative re-organisations. This changed after 1867 when the Straits Settlements became a Crown Colony. This volume covers mainly letters from the Governor of the SS to the Governor of Bengal from the period Oct 1834-Apr 1836.