PK Cable Map 1880's

PK Cable Map 1880's

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Eastern Telegraph Company in Scottish archive.

I came across this archive reference whilst searching for other material. If I remember correctly Eastern Telegraph and its activities in relation to China was the subject of on-going research  at PK ?
I hope that it might be useful to someone.


Repository Code
National Library of Scotland ( Edinburgh)
Black-covered loose-leaf note-book, containing entries in English and Chinese, commencing October 1913
Access Status
Note-book for 1909 bearing donor's name (P. O'Brien Twigg) on front cover.
Indexed note-book issued by The Shanghai Union Brewery.
Almanac for 1907 issued by The Standard Life Assurance Company.
Red-covered memo-book for 1902 issued by The Eastern Telegraph Company.
Red-covered memo-book for 1903 issued by The Eastern Telegraph Company.
Red-covered memo-book for 1908 issued by The Eastern Telegraph Company.
Black-covered notebook containing notes in pencil in English and Chinese.
Blue-covered notebook containing notes in Chinese, and notes on the Chinese theatre.
Blue-covered notebook containing notes on last three leaves only.
Red-covered cash-book containing notes on first 14 leaves and last three leaves. (1 leaf also loosely enclosed).
Blue-covered notebook containing notes commencing with references to the American Historical Review.
Two indexed notebooks containing entries in Chinese (in pencil) and English (in ink) respectively.
Four bundles of index cards.
Bundle of four notebooks containing notes and references in English and Chinese.
Two black-covered notebooks with clasps containing diary entries.
Black-covered notebook containing notes on various subjects including Christianity in China.
Black-covered notebook containing notes on various subjects including contacts between China and the West.
Bundle of four black-covered note-books (one lacking the covers) containing notes on various subjects.
Notebook containing notes and references in English and Chinese (and press-cuttings loosely enclosed).
Green-covered indexed notebook entitled 'Where is it'?
Black-covered notebook containing notes in English and Chinese.
Bundle of: two black-covered notebooks containing notes in Chinese and titles of (English) books respectively, and three worm-eaten red-covered notebooks containing notes on Law (Roman and other).

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Our Photograph Shows...

Agatha, the Officers' "nautical" method of summoning stewards to the dining saloon. C.S. Mirror.

Friday, 2 March 2012

PK Defence Precautions

Another PRO: Just one of the defence precautions established at Porthcurno in the event of a German invasion.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Ascension Island

These pictures come from an aerial survey undertaken by the United States of Ascension Island, completed in 1945/6. It details the changes that took place on the Island during the War - notably the defence positions and the airstrip at Wideawake Field, which was a vital link in the supply of aircraft from America during the War. Ascension was the central point in the South Atlantic Ferry Route.

(CO 968/105/1)

Tunnels for Cable and Wireless... and for Western Union?

(FO 371/28654)
Another snippet from the PRO. Where Cable and Wireless had the tunnels at Porthcurno, Western Union - who also landed cables in Cornwall - had a largely unprotected office at the top of Alexandra Road in Penzance (now flats - boo, hiss). Whether or not this protected underground 'reserve' cable station was built is something I'll follow up...