Thalang letters

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Thalang letters number 2
Alternate Title:
สารบรรณจากถลาง : จำนวน ๒
Marsden, William, 1754-1836
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Subjects / Keywords:
Light, Francis, 1745-1794 ( LCNAF )
Military weapons ( LCSH )
Thonburi Kingdom
Asia -- Thonburi Kingdom
Asia -- Malaysia -- Penang
เอเชีย -- ไทย -- จังหวัดภูเก็ต -- อำเภอถลาง
เอเชีย -- มาเลเซีย -- ปีนัง
เอเชีย -- อาณาจักรธนบุรี
Asia -- Thailand -- Wilayah Phuket -- Daerah Thalang
Asia -- Malaysia -- Pulau Pinang
Asia -- Kerajaan Thonburi
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Thailand -- Phuket Province -- Thalang District
5.4145 x 100.3292


One of a set of 59 manuscript letters, referred to generally as the Thalang Letters, written in Thai, most from the Governors of Thalang (ถลาง; Governor: Pia Pimon / Pia Phimon), Phatthalung (พัทลุง), Phuket (ภูเก็ต), and Trang (ตรัง) to the Governor of Penang (ปีนัง, Palau Pinang), most probably Captain Francis Light (เซอร์ ฟรานซิส ไลต์, Kapten Francis Light), asking for supplies of arms and ammunition for their war against the Burmese; for cloth, often on the orders of the King of Thonburi (Siam, ธนบุรี), as well as for rice and opium, the latter in exchange for tin. One letter is from the Minister of War, stating that Tavoy (Dawei, ထားဝယ်, ทวาย) had surrendered, and asking for arms and rice to supply the Siamese army as it prepared to moved against Mergui (မြိတ်ကျွန်းစု, Kepulauan Mergui), Maulmein (Mawlamyine, Mawlamyaing, မတ်မလီု, မော်လမြိုင်မြို့) Rangoon (Yangon, ရန်ကုန်မြို့, ย่างกุ้ง), and Ava Kingdom (အင်းဝခေတ်, อาณาจักรอังวะ, Kerajaan Ava). ( en )
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Marsden, William, 1754-1836 : URI
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Light, Francis, 1745-1794 : URI

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SOAS University of London
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Archives and Special Collections
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Resource Identifier:
MS 12157A.2 ( SOAS manuscript number )