Sir William Jervois and officials in Perak, September 1875


Seated (centre): Sir William Jervois, Governor of the Straits Settlements. Standing (left to right): Dr. AF Anderson; Captain W Innes; Maj. F McNair; Lt. Henry Mc Callum; J.W.W Birch; W Knaggs (in a suit); Captain Speedy; Frank Swettenham. (Source: Arkib Negara Malaysia)

This photograph shows the British officials who were concerned in forming the Provisions of the Treaty of Pangkor in 1874. A young Frank Swettenham (later the first Resident General of the Federated Malay States) is seen standing on the far right. He was then a cadet in the civil service of the Straits Settlements, where he learned the Malay language and played a major role as British-Malay intermediary in the events surrounding British intervention in the peninsular Malay states in the 1870s.

1. Arkib Negara Malaysia
2. Wikipedia
3. Swettenham F. Sir Frank Swettenham’s Malayan Journals 1874-1876, eds Burns and Cowan. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press; 1975. Plate 4.

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