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The Archives held within the Society’s Collections can be divided into two main types – institutional records and personal papers….


TM/1/1/01-Letter from William Manning, Diss, Norfolk, July 1785

Letter from William Manning (1733 – 1810) to Thomas (Master Manning) . Thomas had gone reluctantly to Yarmouth for the…


TM/1/1/02-Letter from William Manning, Diss, Norfolk, August 1785

Letter from William Manning to Thomas (Master Manning) at Yarmouth. William writes about Thomas’ sea-bathing – the benefits and frequency…


TM/1/1/03-Letter from Thomas Manning, Cambridge

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Cambridge in which he writes about his ill health which has prevented…


TM/1/1/04-Letter from Thomas Manning, Penrith, July 1799

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Penrith. He is staying with the family of his friend (Charles) Lloyd,…


TM/1/1/05-Letter from Thomas Manning, Cambridge, December [1799]

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Cambridge. He thanks his father for the offer of sending a turkey…


TM/1/1/06-Letter from Thomas Manning, Cambridge. December 1800

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Cambridge. He writes about the end of term and hoping to visit…


TM/1/1/07-Letter from Thomas Manning, Isle of Wight, May 1801

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Newport, Isle of Wight. He writes about surveying land in Hampshire with…


TM/1/1/08-Letter from Thomas Manning, Cambridge, 25 May 1801

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Cambridge. He writes about his tour after leaving the Isle of Wight,…


TM/1/1/09-Letter from Thomas Manning, London, 1801

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from [Greek] Street, Soho. He writes to tell his father that his passport…


TM/1/1/10-Letter from Thomas Manning, Dover and Boulogne, 4 January 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Dover and Boulogne. He writes about waiting for his crossing, visiting Dover…


TM/1/1/11-Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 8th January 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He writes about his difficult journey through snow with horses falling…


TM/1/1/12-Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 12 February 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He apologises for not writing sooner and blames it on lack…


TM/1/1/13-Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 9 March 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He writes “Paris is a place where Luxury abounds and riots…


TM/1/1/14-Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 11 May 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He assumes that his brothers, William and Edward, have informed his…


TM/1/1/15-Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 8 June 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He wonders whether his last letter got to his father as…


TM/1/1/16-Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 13 July 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He has been unwell for the last week but is leaving…


TM/1/1/17-Letter from Thomas Manning, Berne, Switzerland, July 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Brennen (Brunnen), Lake Lucerne, Switzerland. He writes to his father of his…


TM/1/1/18-Letter from Thomas Manning, Brunnen, Switzerland, August 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Brunnen, Switzerland. He writes about his tour round Switzerland – what pleased…


TM/1/1/19-Letter from Thomas Manning, Marseilles, France, 4 September 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Marseilles, France. He writes that he was pleased to find a letter…


TM/1/1/20-Letter from Thomas Manning, Toulouse, France, 17 September 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Toulouse, France. He responds to his father’s letter which he found in…


TM/1/1/21-Letter from Thomas Manning, Toulouse, France, 28 October 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Toulouse, France. He starts by saying he has received a letter from…


TM/1/1/22-Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 5 November 1802

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He writes of his journey from Toulouse in the company of…


TM/1/1/23-letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 16 February 1803

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He apologises for not writing sooner; he has had a peculiar…


TM/1/1/24-Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 8 March 1803

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He is preparing to leave France but must visit Madame de…


TM/1/1/25-Letter from Thomas Manning, Chateau de Serrant, France, 22 April 1803

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Serrant. He writes about his days at Serrant teaching English to Madame…


TM/1/1/26-Letter from Thomas Manning, Chateau de Serrant, France, 7 June 1803

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Serrant. He writes that he is prisoner in Serrant as the order…


TM/1/1/27-Letter from William Manning, Diss, Norfolk, [24 August 1803]

Letter from William Manning to Thomas Manning asking him to consider carefully his plan of going to China and the…


TM/1/1/28-Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 14 September 1803

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He is being detained in Paris and is cross as the…


TM/1/1/29-Letter from Thomas Manning, Chateau de Serrant, France, 21 October 1803

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Serrant. He writes that he has been given permission to return to…


TM/1/1/30-Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris,

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He has not received any letters for 6 months, nor written…


TM/1/1/31-Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 28 February 1804

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He is sending the note by private hand; he still hasn’t…


TM/1/1/32-Letters from Thomas Manning, Paris, 19 April 1804

Letters from Thomas Manning to William Manning (father) and William Manning (brother) on same piece of paper. To his father…


TM/1/1/33-Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 27 September 1804

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He writes that another autumn has come and he is still…


TM/1/1/34-Letter from Thomas Manning, London, 21 April 1806

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from White horse fetter lane (London). He writes that he has been hunting…


TM/1/1/35-Letter from Thomas Manning, London, 7 May 1806

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Tavestock Hotel (London). He writes he is about to leave for Portsmouth…


TM/1/1/36-Letter from Thomas Manning, Portsmouth, England, 13 May 1806

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Portsmouth. He writes he is about to board but detained by the…


TM/1/1/37-Letter from Thomas Manning, on board the ‘Thames’, 29 May-9 August 1806

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from on board the Thames. On 29th May 1806 he writes that the…


TM/1/1/38-Letter from Thomas Manning, on board the ‘Thames’, 19 August -11 November 1806

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from on board the Thames. The letter begins on 19 August 1806 and…


TM/1/1/39-Letter from Thomas Manning, Canton, 14 January 1807

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Canton – “in my own rooms at the English factory given me…


TM/1/1/40-Letter from Thomas Manning, Canton, 24 February 1807

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Canton. “All our attention has been absorbed for these last two months…


TM/1/1/41-Letter from Thomas Manning, Canton, 7 May 1807

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Canton. He writes that the recall of the fleet that was despatched…


TM/1/1/42-Letter from Thomas Manning, Macao, 20 June -1 July 1807

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Macao. He writes on 20 June, 1807 that he had travelled to…


TM/1/1/43-Letter from Thomas Manning, Canton, 6 January 1808

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Canton. He has finally received a letter from his father along with…


TM/1/1/44-Letter from Thomas Manning, Canton, 12 February 1808

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Canton. Manning writes about the disappointment in not receiving letters but that…


TM/1/1/45-Letter from Thomas Manning, Canton, 24 February 1808

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Canton. He writes that he lives in a most advantageous insulated condition…


TM/1/1/46-Letter from Thomas Manning, Macao, [18 August 1808]

2 copies of a letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Macao. He writes that his expedition to Cochinchina…


TM/1/1/47-Letter from Charles Lloyd, England, 23 September 1808

Letter from Charles Lloyd to William Manning. Lloyd writes that he has transcribed the parts of Thomas’ letter that were…


TM/1/1/48-Letter from Thomas Manning, Macao, December 1808

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Macao. He writes that troops have been landed at Macao to protect…


TM/1/1/49-Letter from Thomas Manning, Canton, 1 March 1809

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Canton. He writes about the letters that he received. He has earned…


TM/1/1/50-Letter from Thomas Manning, on board the ‘Thames’ [1810]

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from on board the Pellen headed from Canton to Bengal. He promises to…


TM/1/1/51-Letter from Thomas Manning, Calcutta, 28 April 1810

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Calcutta. He writes of his frustrated attempt to get to Pekin whilst…


TM/1/1/52-Letter from Thomas Manning, Rajpur, India, 20 December 1810

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Rajpur. He is hoping to enter Tibet as a trader and has…


TM/1/2/1-Letter from Susanna Manning, 15 April 1806

Letter from Susan Manning to Thomas Manning. She will send the parcel he request to White Horse Fetter lane. She…


TM/1/2/2-Letter from Thomas Manning, Canton, 23 February 1808

Letter from Thomas Manning to his brother, William Manning. He writes to introduce Mr Berry who will bring the letter…


TM/1/2/3-Letter from Thomas Manning, Canton, 29 September 1809

Letter from Thomas Manning to his sister, [Susan] from Canton. He writes of receiving letters from other family members and…


TM/1/2/4-Letter from Thomas Manning, Hertfordshire, England, 13 October 1818

Letter from Thomas Manning to his brother, Edward Manning from Redbourn, [Hertfordshire]. He writes asking Edward to imagine the house…


TM/1/2/5-Labels concerned with family correspondence

Note “Family Letters of T.M. from Switzerland”. On reverse is address “Thomas Manning Esq., at Mr Charles Lloyd, Penrith” and…


TM/10-Manuscript of “Narrative of the Journey of Thomas Manning to Lhasa”

Manuscript of “Narrative of the Journey of Thomas Manning to Lhasa”. Handwritten MS prepared by [Manning’s sister] on paper watermarked…


TM/11/2-Passport for Thomas Manning and his possessions to leave from Robert Banks Jenkinson, Lord Hawkesbury

Passport for Thomas Manning and his possessions to leave from Robert Banks Jenkinson, Lord Hawkesbury. Manning must take this to…


TM/11/3-Permission from the General of police at Marseille for Thomas Manning to go to Toulon

Permission from the General of police at Marseille for Thomas Manning to go to Toulon. Dated 27 fructidor an 10…


TM/11/4-Undated passport from Le Ministre de la Guerre to allow Thomas Manning to go free

Undated passport from Le Ministre de la Guerre to allow Thomas Manning to go free. It gives a description of…


TM/11/5-Passport for Thomas Manning to visit Naples

Passport for Thomas Manning to visit Naples. Dated 18 [February] 1829. Reverse has further permission, dated and stamped. Printed and…


TM/12/1-“The Petition of Sir Francis Blake, Baronet”, considered to be curious and interesting and therefore presented to the readers

“The Petition of Sir Francis Blake, Baronet”, considered to be curious and interesting and therefore presented to the readers. It…


TM/12/2-Portsmouth Telegraph or Motley’s Naval and Military Journal

Portsmouth Telegraph or Motley’s Naval and Military Journal. This is a Centenary copy dated 14 October 1899 for the issue…


TM/12/3-“The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art” for 13 May 1876 which contains a review for C

“The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art” for 13 May 1876 which contains a review for C. R….


TM/12/4-Sheet from The Times Newspaper for 15 May 1876 with Review titled “Tibet” for C

Sheet from The Times Newspaper for 15 May 1876 with Review titled “Tibet” for C. R. Markham’s “Narratives of the…


TM/13/1-Receipts from F. Potter, Wine & Brandy Merchant.

Receipts from F. Potter, Wine & Brandy Merchant. 21 receipts for purchases between 28 December, 1834 and 25 December 1837….


TM/13/2-Receipts from Tennants & Woodbridge

Receipts from Tennants & Woodbridge. 4 receipts for purchases between 1 January 1836 and 20 October 1837. Printed and handwritten


TM/13/3-Receipts from James Saxton, Wine & Brandy merchant

Receipts from James Saxton, Wine & Brandy merchant. 4 receipts fro purchases between 19 September 1834 and 4 November 1834


TM/13/4-Receipts from Parish of Dartford, Kent, one for payment of a Poor Rate, dated 30 June 1835, and one for payment of Highway Rate, dated 1836

Receipts from Parish of Dartford, Kent, one for payment of a Poor Rate, dated 30 June 1835, and one for…


TM/13/5-Receipts from Philip Kemp for payment of rent and repairs

Receipts from Philip Kemp for payment of rent and repairs. 7 receipts from 1834 to 2 April 1836. Handwritten


TM/13/6-58 Miscellaneous receipts for purchases made and work carried out between 11 May 1830 and 25 April 1838

58 Miscellaneous receipts for purchases made and work carried out between 11 May 1830 and 25 April 1838. Printed and…


TM/14/1-Address label to “Thomas Manning Esq, Dartford”

Address label to “Thomas Manning Esq, Dartford”. Handwritten on brown paper


TM/14/2-Address label to S. Ball Esq, 24 Wimpole Street

Address label to S. Ball Esq, 24 Wimpole Street, Cavendish Sq, London for T. Manning Esq. 21 June 1839. Subsequent…


TM/14/3-12 signatures either cut from letters or as calling cards

12 signatures either cut from letters or as calling cards. Include Robert Morrison, Bletterman, Bergman, J Mayo, de Vaudreuil, Monsieur…


TM/14/4-Address cut from a letter to Henry Foss (Payne & Foss Booksellers), 81 Pall Mall London, Reverse has part of a poem addressed to Mr Manning

Address cut from a letter to Henry Foss (Payne & Foss Booksellers), 81 Pall Mall London, Reverse has part of…


TM/15/1-“From Mr Ball’s Letter to Miss Manning, Diss”

“From Mr Ball’s Letter to Miss Manning, Diss”. Extract copied from a letter to Miss Manning from Samuel Ball, 27…


TM/15/2/1 Letter from W Mowbray Donne to Mr Manning concerning an articleon William Taylor

Letter from W Mowbray Donne to Mr Manning concerning an article written by his father on William Taylor in the…


TM/15/2/1-Letter from W Mowbray Donne to Mr Manning

Letter from W Mowbray Donne to Mr Manning concerning an article written by his father on William Taylor in the…


TM/15/5-Letter from Olivia S. Horner to Mrs Anderson

Letter from Olivia S. Horner to Mrs Anderson (Bought the Lamb letters from Dobell and published them in 1926) regarding…


TM/15/6-Letter from [M.T.] to Daisy for a invoice for [paper].

Letter from [M.T.] to Daisy for a invoice for [paper]. Dated 9 April 1922. Handwritten, 1 piece, 1 side


TM/15/7-“Letters to Thomas Manning; Miscellaneous letters from various person in China”

Envelope titled with “Letters to Thomas Manning; Miscellaneous letters from various person in China”. And crossed out “Letter from Beckford…


TM/16/1-“Manning Chronology”

“Manning Chronology”. List of dates relating to Thomas Manning’s life covering the period 1772 -1804. Handwritten in ink, with pencil…


TM/16/2-“Letters to Rev W. Manning” “Letters to Rev W

“Letters to Rev W. Manning” List of letters sent by Thomas Manning to his father, Rev William Manning, covering the…


TM/16/3-Significant dates and Correspondence sent 1810-1812, 1827-1829

Significant dates and Correspondence sent 1810-1812, 1827-1829. Handwritten in ink, 1 piece, 1 side


TM/16/4-“Letters not in Lucus’s Library Edition” List of letters covering period 1798 – 1806, presumably not contained in E

“Letters not in Lucus’s Library Edition” List of letters covering period 1798 – 1806, presumably not contained in E.V. Lucas’…


TM/16/5-List of significant dates for Manning’s period in China 1806-1810, Handwritten in ink, 1 piece, 1 side

List of significant dates for Manning’s period in China 1806-1810, Handwritten in ink, 1 piece, 1 side


TM/16/6-List of correspondents with Manning in China

List of correspondents with Manning in China. Handwritten in ink, 1 piece, 1 side


TM/16/7-Short note on definition of Hoopoo/Hoppoo/Hoppo

Short note on definition of Hoopoo/Hoppoo/Hoppo. Handwritten in ink, 1 piece, 1 side


TM/16/8-“Recollections of Napoleon at Saint Helena By Mrs Abell

“Recollections of Napoleon at Saint Helena By Mrs Abell. Murray 1844”. Copy of the extract concerning Manning’s visit to Napoleon…


TM/17/1-Catalogue of Thomas Manning in RAS Chinese Collection

Handwritten catalogue of the Books of Thomas Manning that were in the Chinese Collection of the RAS Library. Each item…


TM/17/2-Small handwritten catalogue of the Books of Thomas Manning that were in the Chinese Collection of the RAS Library

Small handwritten catalogue of the Books of Thomas Manning that were in the Chinese Collection of the RAS Library. Each…


TM/17/3-Notes on Manning’s life, the donation of the books to the RAS and the process of identifying which in the RAS Collection originally belonged to Manning

Notes on Manning’s life, the donation of the books to the RAS and the process of identifying which in the…


TM/17/4-Letter on RAS headed notepaper, signed by T. Davies

Letter on RAS headed notepaper, signed by T. Davies stating that there is no record of the Manning papers being…


TM/2/1/01-Letter from Robert Lloyd, 20 August 1799

Letter from Robert Lloyd to Thomas Manning. He writes that he has hardly aroused from stupor since Manning’s departure and…


TM/2/1/02-Letter from Robert Lloyd, 30 August, 1799

Letter from Robert Lloyd to Thomas Manning. He writes of his debt to Manning. Also that he is increasingly aware…