Citation
Thalang letters

Material Information

Title:
Thalang letters number 5
Alternate Title:
สารบรรณจากถลาง : จำนวน ๕
Donor:
Marsden, William, 1754-1836
Publication Date:
Language:
Thai

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Light, Francis, 1745-1794 ( LCNAF )
Military weapons ( LCSH )
Thonburi Kingdom
ปืนคาบศิลา
อาณาจักรธนบุรี
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
Genre:
จดหมาย
correspondence
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Thailand -- Phuket Province -- Thalang District
Coordinates:
5.4145 x 100.3292

Notes

Abstract:
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, also spelled: Pia Phimon and Phya Pimon), 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 http://viaf.org/viaf/120703673
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Light, Francis, 1745-1794 : URI http://viaf.org/viaf/36091688

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Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
MS 12157A.5 ( SOAS manuscript number )

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