First published in 1948, this volume’s third edition emerged contemporaneously with the transition from the Malayan Union to the Federation of Malaya, an area covering the Malay Peninsula and modern Singapore. The volume recounts the experiences of the first British residents of Malaya. Its object was to explain the circumstances and evolution of the British administration in Malaya, along with a history of the region.
1. The Outward Appearance of the British Possessions in the Straits of Malacca. 2. Malacca – Early History. 3. Pinang – Early History – Lord Minto’s Expedition to Java. 4. Singapore – Early History – Sir Stamford Raffles. 5. The Straits from 1825-67 – the Arrangement Made to Settle the Claims of the Sultan and Tĕmĕnggong in Regard to Johore. 6. The Straits from 1867-73 – Sir Harry Ord’s Administration – Anarchy in the Malay States. 7. The Malay; His Customs, Prejudices, Arts, Language, and Literature. 8. 1874 – Sir Andrew Clarke – British Intervention in the Affairs of the Western Malay States. 9. 1875-6 – Sit William Jervois – British Resident of Pêrak Assassinated – Punitive Expedition. 10. The Evolution of the Residential System – Tin Mining – What the Malay States owe to Chinese Labour and Enterprise – Roads – Railways. 11. The Continued Evolution of the Residential System – Revenue Farms – Education – Land Settlement – Irrigation – Rubber Cultivation – Currency – Păhang. 12. 1895 – 1907 – Federation and its Results. 13. Concerning the Malay States which are Not Included in the Federation. 14. How the Development of the Malay States has Affected the Neighbouring British Colony, and the Relations of Both with the Colonial Office – The Singapore Harbour and Docks – The Civil Service – The Malay Administrator – The Future of British Malaya. 15. Twenty-Five Years After.
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