Sir William Jervois and officials in Perak, September 1875

British-Officals-Pangkor

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.

Reference:
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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