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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.

R3: Governor's Letters to Bengal

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.

H14: Consultation Book Proceedings & Orders-in-Council

Penang, Singapore and Malacca Consultations are the minutes of the proceeding of the Council appointed in 1805 to advise the President of Penang on important matters. Arranged in chronological order and according to classified headings such as Military and Marine, they cover diverse J2:K2subjects relevant to the early history of Penang, Malacca, Singapore, and many Malay states from Jan to Mar 1826.

Lyrics from Yesteryear: 1920s-1970s

These are lyric sheets that accompany a collection of recordings related to the history of Singapore’s record industry. Look out for the sound recordings on Archives Online in the last quarter of 2016!

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