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NOTE: The items in red are the catalogue numbers used at the library of the University of Toronto.


A01 List of firms in Singapore and Penang culled from the Straits Directory for 1908 by Jackson Bosley whose PERFIN collection was purchased by Peter Giffen the supplier of this list.

A02Allen, G.C. and Donnithorne, Audrey (1954): Western Enterprise in Indonesia and Malaya. London:George Allen & Unwin Ltd. [Robarts-HC447A5]

A03 Ahmat, Sharon, Joseph B. Balestier: First American Consul in Singapore 1833 – 1852. Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, vol. 39 part 2, 1966, pp 108 -122 [Robarts - DS591 R63 vol 39]

B01 Bogaars, George (1956): The Tanjong Pagar Dock Company (1864-1905) in Memoirs of the Raffles Museum No. 3, Dec 1956, pp. 117-252. Singapore: Government Printing Office

B02 Bogaars, George (1955): The Effect of the Opening of the Suez Canal on the Trade and Development of Singapore. Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, vol. 28, part 1, 1955, pp 99-143 [Robarts - DS591 R63 vol 28]

B03 Barty-King, Hugh (1979): Girdle round the earth : the story of cable and wireless and its predecessors to mark the group's jubilee, 1929-1979, London : Heinemann [HE7631 .B377 ROBARTS]

B04 Beauchamp, Kenneth George (2001): History of telegraphy, London : Institution of Electrical Engineers [TK 5115 .B43 ENGI]

C01 Cunyngham-Brown, Sjovald (1971): The Traders - A Story of Britain’s South-East Asian Commercial Adventure. London:Newman Neame

C02 Chong-Yah, Lim (1967): Economic Development of Modern Malaya. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press [Robarts-HC455.5L45]

C03 Cheong, Weng-eang (1960): German Interest in the Malay Peninsula, 1867-1909. BA (Hons), University of Malaya, Singapore.

C04 Cameron, John (1865 reprint 1965): Our Tropical Possessions in Malayan India. Kuala Lumpur Oxford University Press [Robarts-DS 592.C18]

C05 Cleveland, Harold van B. (1985) : Citibank, 1812-1970, Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press [ HG 2613 .N54F655 1985 ROBA]

C06 Collis, Maurice (1965) : Wayfoong: the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation; a study of East Asia's transformation, political, financial, and economic, during the last hundred years. London, Faber and Faber [ HG 3280 .H64H633 ROBA]

D01 Doraisamy, Theodore R. (1985): Forever beginning : one hundred years of Methodism in Singapore. Methodist Church in Singapore, Singapore [BX 8316 .S55F67 1985 ROBA]

D02 The Directory and Cronicle for China, Japan, Corea, Indo-China, Straits Settlements, Malay States, Siam, Netherlands India, Borneo, the Philippines, &c.; with which are incorporated "The China directory" and "The Hongkong directory and Hong list for the Far East.” Hong Kong: Hongkong Daily Press. [1910 (48th edition) & 1930] [Toronto Reference Library call number 910.5 D39 - 4th floor]

G01 Giffen, Peter (1989): PERFINS of BRITISH MALAYA. Privately printed by author in New Zealand

G02 Gibson-Hill (1956): Singapore Old Strait & New Harbour 1300-1870 in Memoirs of the Raffles Museum No. 3, Dec 1956, pp. 11-116. Singapore: Government Printing Office

G03 Greenberg, Michael (1951): British Trade and The Opening of China 1800-1842. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press

G04 Gonjo, Yasuo (1993) Banque coloniale ou banque d'affaires : la Banque de l'Indochine sous la IIIe République, Paris, Comité pour l'histoire économique et financière de la France [HG 3290.8 .A8B36 1993X ROBA]

G05 Green, Edwin & Kinsey, Sara (1999): The Paradise Bank, Published by Ashgate, Aldershot, UK [About The Mercantile Bank of India] [HG3288.M74 G74 1999 ROBA]

H01 Huff, W. G. (1994): The Economic Growth of Singapore - Trade and development in the twentieth century. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press [Robarts- HC445.8H84]

H02 Harfield, Alan (1988): Early Cemeteries in Singapore. British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia. BACSA, Putney, London

H03 Harfield, Alan (1987): Christian Cemeteries of Penang & Perak. British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia. BACSA, Putney, London

H04 Hill, A.H. (translator) (1970): The Hikayat Abdullah, An Annotated Translation. Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur.

H05 Hongkong Daily press (1910): The Directory & chronicle for China, Japan, Corea, Indo-China, Straits Settlements, Malay States, Siam, Netherlands India, Borneo, the Philippines &c., with which are incorporated "The China directory" and "The Hongkong directory and Hong list for the far East."

H05a Hongkong Daily press (1930): The Directory & chronicle for China, Japan, Corea, Indo-China, Straits Settlements, Malay States, Siam, Netherlands India, Borneo, the Philippines &c., with which are incorporated "The China directory" and "The Hongkong directory and Hong list for the far East."

H06 Schweizer-iten, Hans (1971): One Hundred Years of the Swiss Club and the Swiss Community of Singapore 1871-1971. Singapore National Printers (Pte) Ltd.

J01 Ji, Zhaojin (2003): A history of modern Shanghai banking : the rise and decline of China's finance capitalism, Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2003. [HG3340 .S52 J5 2003X ROBARTS]

K01 King, Frank H.H. (1987): The Hongkong Bank in Late Imperial China, 1864-1902 - on an even keel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

K02 Khoo, Kay Kim (1975): The Western Malay States 1850-1873: The Effects of Commercial Development on Malay Politics (East Asian Historical Monographs). Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur [Robarts-F3800.6K56]

K03 King, Frank H.H. (ed.) (1983): Eastern banking : essays in the history of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation : [proceedings of a conference held in the Centre for Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, December 1981], London : Athlone Press, 1983. [HG 3355 .H64H65 1983 ROBA]

K04 Kiat, Lee Yong (1978): The Medical History of Early Singapore. Southeast Asian medical Information Center, Tokyo. [R 611 S55K5 GERSTM]

L01 Longhurst, Henry (1956): The Borneo Story. London:Newman Neame Limited

L02 Loh, Wen-Fong (1958): Singapore Agency Houses, 1819-1900. BA (Hons), University of Malaya, Singapore.

L03 Leong, Tan Ee: The Chinese Banks Incorporated in Singapore and The Federation of Malaya, pp454-479 as part of Silcock, T.H. (ed.)(1961): Readings in Malayan Economics. Published by D. Moore for Eastern Universities Press, Singapore [ HC 497 .M3S53 ROBA]

L04 Latham, A. J. H.: The International Economy and the Undeveloped World, 1868-1914 (London: Croom Helm; Rowman and Littlefield, Totowa N.J., 1978 & 1983), Japanese Edition, Trans. H. Kawakatsu (Tokyo: Nihon-Hyoron-Sha, 1987)

M01 Moore, Donald and Moore, Joanna (1969): The First 150 Years of Singapore. Singapore: Donald Moore Press Ltd.

M02 MacKenzie, Compton (1954): Realms of Silver - One hundred years of Banking in the East. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul [HG3000 L84S89 1954 ROBERTS]

M03 Menon, Vila-sini (1958): The Singapore houses of agency, 1900-1940. BA (Hons), University of Malaya, Singapore.

M04 Makepeace, Walter (ed.) et al (1921) : One hundred years of Singapore : being some account of the capital of the Straits Settlements from its foundation by Sir Stamford Raffles on the 6th February 1819 to the 6th February 1919. London, Murray. In 2 volumns [DS 610.5 .O54 1921 ROBA v.1-2 ROBA]

R01 Rowe, Kenneth (1984): THE FORWARDING AGENTS. Louisville, Kentucky:Leonard H. Hartmann

R01.5 Rowe, Kenneth (1996):THE POSTAL HISTORY AND MARKINGS IF THE FORWARDING AGENTS. Louisville, Kentucky:Leonard H. Hartman

R02 Retnam, Eric Selvaretnam (1961): the Trade of Singapore, 1869-1896. BA (Hons), University of Malaya, Singapore.

R03 Reith, G. M. (1986): 1907 Handbook to Singapore, Oxford University Press, Singapore (A reissue of the 1907, second edition of the Handbook to Singapore printed by Fraser and Neave, Limited, Singapore.)

S01 Swettenham, Sir Frank (1909): British Malaya. London:England. George Allen and Unwin Ltd. Revised ed. 1948

S02 Skully, Michael T. (ed.) (1984) Financial institutions and markets in Southeast Asia : a study of Brunei, Indonesia Malaysia, Philippines, Sinapore and Thailand, London: Macmillan [HG 187 .A789F56 1984a ROBA]

S03 Song, Ong Siang (1902) : One hundred years' history of the Chinese in Singapore. John Murray, Singapore. REPRINT, Singapore ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1984. [DS598 .S7 S65 1984]

S04 Savage, Victor R. and Breanda S. A. Yeoh (2004): Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names (2nd ed). Eastern University Press, Singapore

S05 Sherry, Norman (1965): Conrad and the Bangkok Times, Journal of the Nineteenth-Century Fiction. Vol. 20, No. 3 (Dec., 1965), pp 255-266

T01 Turnbull C.M. (1989): A History of SIngapore 1819-1988, 2nd ed. Singapore: Oxford University Press

T02 Tregonning, K.G. (1964): A History of Modern Malaya. London: Eastern University Press Ltd.

T03 Tamaki, Norio (1995) : Japanese banking : a history, 1859-1959, Cambridge University Press [HG 3324 .T35 1995 ROBA]

T04 Tagliacozzo, Eric (2005): Secret trades, porous borders : smuggling and states along a Southeast Asian frontier, 1865-1915. Haven : Yale University Press. [HJ7049.8 .Z5 T34 2005X]

W01 Wright, Arnold (ed.) (1908: Twentieth Century Impressions of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and other Treaty Ports of China. Great Britain: Lloyd’s Great Britain Pub. Co. Ltd. [Robarts-DS 592 W7]

W02 Williams, Stephanie (1989): Hongkong Bank: The building of Norman Foster’s masterpiece. Boston:Little, Brown and Company

W03 Wong, Lin-Ken (1955): A Study of the Trade of Singapore, 1819-1869. MA, University of Malaya, Singapore.

W04 Wright, Nadia H. (2003): Respected Citizens - The history of the Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia. Middle Park, Victoria, Australia, Amassia Publishing [Robarts- DS610.25.A74 W75 ]

W05 Wright, Arnold (Ed. in Chief, London), H.A. Cartwright (Assistant Ed., Singapore) (1908): Twentieth-Century Impressions of British Malaya : Its History, People, Commerce, Industry, and Resources. Lloyd's Greater Britain Publishing Company, Ltd., London [Electronic Book ]

J01 Zhaojin Ji (2003): A history of modern Shanghai banking : the rise and decline of China's finance capitalism, Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2003. [HG3340 .S52 J5 2003X ROBARTS]



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