correspondence, a collection of entires from Macau to Liverpool, the contents of which often refer to the British Expeditionary Force in China plus the dealings of Captain Elliott and the cession of Hong Kong, also 1841 (Jan.- Feb.) three letters (no outer covers) from the same correspondence which refer to the opium trades as " this truely embarassing question"; a facinating and important group which gives some detailes accounts of the progress of the war and the negotiations with the Chinese, a postscript dated 23rd July 1841 he reports "...the Commodore has come down here, having on the 21st inst restored Chienfue to the Chinese - today he goes to take formal possession of Hong Kong" with some notes made with regards to the contents of each letter. A most interesting group of great historical interest. (24)" /> cover 1840-43<I> "John Gladstone & Co."</I> correspondence, a collection of entires from Macau to Liverpool, the contents of which often refer to the British Expeditionary Force in China plus the dealings of Captain Elliott and the cession of Hong Kong, also 1841 (Jan.- Feb.) three letters (no outer covers) from the same correspondence which refer to the opium trades as<I> " this truely embarassing question"</I>; a facinating and important group which gives some detailes accounts of the progress of the war and the negotiations with the Chinese, a postscript dated 23rd July 1841 he reports<I> "...the Commodore has come down here, having on the 21st inst restored Chienfue to the Chinese - today he goes to take formal possession of Hong Kong"</I> with some notes made with regards to the contents of each letter. A most interesting group of great historical interest. (24) | Christie's