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Canton Archives [Communication with consulate 1892-1907]
AuthorCatholic Church. Archdiocese of Guangzhou (Canton) 天主教廣州總教區. [Archidioecesis Coamceuvensis]
Pub. Location[Guangzhou 廣州]Publisher---
Date1892-1907Phys. Desc.72 documents
LocationArchive CabinetCall NumberCanton Archives Folder F6.7
Canton Archives Folder F6.7 [French Documents Box 6, Folder 7]
(N.B. F=French, 6=Box no. 6, 7=Folder no. 7: “Communication with consulate 1892-1907”)

001. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton; with left-hand side margin frayed, in somewhat smudged ink; dated Guangzhou 05 August 1901; signed Hardouin; addressed to Msgr. Mérel; about ambassador informing that request for compensation for Fr. Gervaix could be included in total compensation from Chinese government; 31 x 20 cm.
002. Handwritten letter; with left-hand side margin frayed; dated Guangzhou 15 August 1901; signed Mas (?); addressed to priest; about being sick with dysentery & unable to come; 13.5 x 11.5 cm.
003. Handwritten letter; with hole in center; with heavily leaked ink partially eating through the paper; semi-legible; dated Guangzhou 28 August 1901; signed American Consul Wade; addressed to French Consul Hardouin; about convention to be signed; quarto 21 x 13.5, 21 x 27 cm.
004. Translation of handwritten letter; with right-hand side margins frayed & stained; dated Guangzhou 28 August 1901; signed American Consul Wade; addressed to French Consul Hardouin; about convention to be signed, litigation, catechists & propagandists, combat between factions, religious persecution; quarto 27 x 21, 27 x 42 cm.
005. Translation of handwritten letter; with all margins torn; dated Guangzhou 28 August 1901; signed American Consul Wade; addressed to French Consul Hardouin; same as #004; quarto 32 x 21, 32 x 42 cm.
006. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton; with right-hand side margin frayed & stained; dated 12 December 1901; signed Hardouin; addressed to Msgr. Mérel; about question of land for hospital & compensation, influence; quarto 27.5 x 21, 27.5 x 42 cm.
007. Handwritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton; with all margins frayed; dated Guangzhou 06 January 1900; signed Hardouin; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about taking over position; 31 x 21 cm.
008. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Vce. Consulat de France à Pakhoi & Tong-Hing.; dated Pakhoi 03 February 1900; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about Fr. Kammerer & anonymous letter & threats, demanding move to Beijing or Shanghai; quarto 21 x 13.5, 21 x 27 cm.
009. Handwritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton; with all margins frayed; dated Guangzhou 06 January 1900; signed Hardouin; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about taking over position; quarto 19.5 x 15.5, 19.5 x 31 cm.
010. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton, “Personal”; dated 16 January 1900; signed Hardouin; addressed to bishop; about seeing Fr. Martinet in Hong Kong, depositing funds, Guangxi; quarto 21 x 13.5, 21 x 27 cm.
011. Handwritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton; with left-hand side margin frazzled; dated 09 March 1900; signed Hardouin; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about Mr. Flayelle & lot of land, viceroy & customs/tariffs, clearing land of rocks; 27 x 21 cm.
012. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton; with right-hand side margins frazzled & stained; with upper margin torn; with somewhat leaky ink; dated 11 March 1900; signed Chancellor P. Filippini; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about visit by ambassador, commandant inviting to “Kersaint”; quarto 27 x 21, 27 x 42 cm.
013. [Partial] handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton; dated 11 April 1900; unsigned; addressed to bishop; about circular & missions, resistance against instructions by viceroy, Taotai of Shantou, 2% on lending, ambassador; quarto 21 x 13.5, 21 x 27 cm.
014. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton; with margins frayed & stained; dated 22 May 1900; signed Hardouin; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about ambassador Pichon & circular from December 1886 asking for list of missionaries, request for updated list; 27 x 21 cm.

015. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton; with stains; dated 13 August 1900; signed M. Guillien; addressed to bishop; about letter from viceroy & requesting return to Mr. Hardouin, telegram & accusation, replacement of Fr. Legros; quarto 21 x 13.5, 21 x 27 cm.
016. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton; with left-hand side margin frayed, stained; dated Guangzhou 20 November 1900; signed ??; addressed to bishop; about Beijing & naval attaché, pamphlets, viceroy & consulate; 21 x 13.5 cm.
017. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Institut des Petits Frères de Marie; with right margins frayed & stained; dated St Genis-Laval (Rhône) 18 January 1899; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about French to be founded in China, foreign minister demanding that Brothers live in China according to vocation, being at least three within one city, 1,500 francs of allowance each, having to assist religious office or mission, needing inspection of schools, Brothers needing annual retreat not having to be paid by ministry; quarto 27 x 21.5, 27 x 43 cm.
018. Handwritten copy of report dated 03 February 1899; unsigned; about project to lease land on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, Consul Flayelle, Marist Mission in Guangzhou, construction plans needing approval of consul; quarto 31 x 21, 31 x 42 cm.
019. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton; with left margin frayed and stained; Guangzhou 03 February 1899; signed L. Hayeles (?); addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about sending #018, defense ministry & draft & Fr. Etienne Marius Cellard; 27 x 21 cm.
020. Handwritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton dated 30 March 1899; signed L. Hayeles (?); addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about ambassador & new instructions by Guangdong authorities, regulations, inhabitants of Pak T’ong; 27 x 21 cm.
021. Handwritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton frayed & stained; dated 27 August 1899; signed L. Hayeles (?); addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about visit with German consul, Mr. Genähr, Pakkung & Fr. Julien, on hostility between French & German missions & unfortunate consequences, Mr. Lahm/Zahm, necessary replacement [of Fr. Julien (?)]; 27 x 21 cm.

022. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Canonniere la “Surprise,” Commandant; faded ink; dated Ft. Bayard 24 September 1899; signed ??; addressed to bishop; about returning to France, Fr. Ferrand & Catholic residence, etc.; quarto 20.5 x 13, 20.5 x 26 cm.
023. Handwritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton; lower margins torn; dated 23 November 1899; signed L. Hayeles (?); addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about regulations for new French school, modifications in contract between consulate & Congregation of Little Brothers of Mary; quarto 27 x 21, 27 x 42 cm.
024. Handwritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton dated 07 December 1899; signed L. Hayeles (?); addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about ambassador & Pak t’ong affair; 27 x 21 cm.
025. Handwritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton dated 13 December 1899; signed L. Hayeles (?); addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about ambassador allowing consul to accept Chinese government in Pak t’ong affair, compensation of $80,000, viceroy; 27 x 21 cm.
026. Handwritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton dated 16 December 1899; signed L. Hayeles (?); addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about sending original in Pok lo affair, Sub-prefect Ko sending check for different amount, other affairs & litigation; 27 x 21 cm.
027. Handwritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton dated 19 December 1899; signed L. Hayeles (?); addressed to Msgr. Chausse; asking for amount of compensation in Pak tong affair to inform ambassador & for distribution; 27 x 21 cm.
028. Handwritten “Regulations for the French School in Guangzhou”; undated; unsigned; about school relations with consulate, embassy & Little Brothers of Mary, three classes with 20-25 students each, etc.; quarto 31 x 21, 31 x 42 cm.
029. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton; stained; with fading ink; semi-legible, dated Guangzhou 20 August 1892; signed ??; addressed to bishop; about letter & Shantou, Lien Shing affair, publication of proclamation, Chinese Christians, compensation; quarto 21 x 13.5, 21 x 27 cm.
030. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton dated Guangzhou 28 September 1895; signed ??; addressed to bishop; about lease for lot no. 24 [on Shamian Island], Mr. Francis; quarto 21 x 13.5, 21 x 27 cm.
031. Handwritten copy of letter dated Beijing 01 October 1895; signed ??; addressed consul; about sending documents [#033 & 034] on Tsong-li Yamen 總理衙門 trying to repeal articles from 1858 Treaty [of Tianjin] concerning treatment of Christians, rights in propagation & exercise of Catholic Religion, princes of imperial ministry, ban on Western religions; 31 x 21 cm.

032. Typewritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton 大法國領事署; dated Guangzhou 02 November 1895; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about sending copy of letter [#031] & two documents [#033 & 034] on suppression/ban on Western religions; 27 x 20.5 cm.
033. Handwritten copy of document in Chinese dated 5th day of 6th month of 21st year of 光緒 [1895]; signed Prince/Minister Wang 王大臣 (?); about repealing articles from 1858 Treaty [of Tianjin] concerning treatment of Christians, rights in propagation & exercise of Catholic Religion; 25.5 x 46.5 cm.
034. Handwritten copy of document in Chinese dated 19th day of 7th month of 21st year of 光緒 [1895]; signed Prince/Minister Wang 王大臣 (?); about propagation of Catholic Religion in all of China, Yamen; 25.5 x 17 cm.
035. Handwritten letter dated Guangzhou 02 December 1898; signed L. Hayeles (?); addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about instructions by ambassador for founding of French school in Guangzhou; 27 x 21 cm.
036. Handwritten letter (frayed & side margins torn) dated Guangzhou 10 October 1899; signed L. Hayeles (?); addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about new lease project & allocation/subvention, treatment of teaching Brothers, school’s chapel, ambassador; quarto 31 x 21, 31 x 42 cm.
037. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton dated 21 January 1890; signed Hardouin; addressed to bishop; about sending 10,000 piasters, Mr. Pichon; quarto 21 x 13.5, 21 x 27 cm.
038. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton dated Guangzhou 03 December 1895; signed ??; addressed to bishop; about Mr. Sié [Hu Yuying] 胡玉英, Fang tsing 房祥 (?), etc.; quarto 20.5 x 13.5, 20.5 x 27 cm.
039. Handwritten letter; all margins frayed & stained, dated Hanoi 14 October 1897; signed Jollivet (?), MD; addressed to bishop; report on leprosy in Indochina & needing comparisons, questionnaire; quarto 26.5 x 20.5, 26.5 x 41 cm.
040. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Vice-Consulat de France; somewhat worm-eaten; dated Haikou 15 April 1898; signed Baumkaller (?); addressed to bishop; about Flayelle incident, Kouang tchao affair, viceroy, Portuguese Sisters & Hoihow, Fr. Barbosa & lease on Schomburg House for Sisters, Frs. Lao, Zimmermann & Cellard, Admiral de Beaumont arriving in Saigon, question of Hainan, Kouang tchao wan [Ft. Bayard, 湛江] becoming French being good for security of Frs. Zimmermann & Cellard, Mr. G. Kahn; quarto 20 x 12.5, 20 x 25 cm.
041. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton; left margin frayed, worm-damage; dated Guangzhou 24 May 1898; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about Mrs. Ao tchao & Lam tze-t’ong, Mr. Melbourne from Hong Kong; 27 x 21 cm.
042. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Division Navale de l’Océan Pacifique—Chef de Division, le Capitaine de Vaisseau Fort, Chef de la Division Navale de l’Océan Pacifique, a Bord du “Duguay-Trouin,” No. 42; margins crushed, stained; dated Hoï-ts’ou 03 June 1898; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about Fr. Zimmermann being on board, going to Kwang-chau-wan [Ft. Bayard, 湛江], asking Fr. Zimmermann to stay longer for his knowledge, defending interests of parishioners; quarto 26.5 x 21, 26.5 x 42 cm.

043. Handwritten letter on stationary of the République Française—Vice-Consulat de France à Hoi How (Ile d’Hai-Nan) dated Haikou 10 January 1898; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about ambassador giving 1,000 francs toward founding of school, Frs. Zimmermann & Celard in charge of school; 27 x 21.5 cm.
044. Handwritten document in Chinese; margins frayed & stained, dated 30th year of Guangxu 光緒 [1904], signed 甘司東 (of consulate), 胡銘?, 薛永年 & 巍暢茂 [Jean Marie Mérel]; about opening school next to Sacred Heart Cathedral, details of lease of buildings, restrictions, annual rent of $50; 25.5 x 31.5 cm.
045. Handwritten annex to letter; undated [but not later than 1900]; unsigned [but consul]; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; about reconciliation of Mr. Zahn & Fr. Julien, Fr. Julien paying $50, consuls of France & Germany informing viceroy; 31 x 21 cm.
046. Printed spreadsheet for payables & receivables, budget “Conseil d’Administration Municipale de la Concession Française de Shameen”; damaged; dated Guangzhou 18 February 1899; signed L. Flayelle, J. Trévoux, S. N. Karanjia & Ch. Saglio; detailed income & expenses for 1898 for French Concession on Shamian/Shameen Island with available balance of $114.38, budget for 1899; ca. 38.5 x 25.5 cm.
047. Handwritten draft of letter, undated [but probably 1899]; unsigned [but probably Msgr. Chausse]; addressed to ambassador; about imperial decree of 1899, fixing reports with provincial authorities; quarto 21.5 x 13.5, 21.5 x 27 cm.
048. [Partial] handwritten letter, undated; signed ?? [consul]; about land purchase by Catholics of Fr. Grandpierre’s for chapel, Taotai, Tsong Li Yamen 總理衙門, Hainan & seven Sisters to Haikou, bishop of Macau, hostility of American missionaries, Pakhoi; quarto 20.5 x 12.5, 20.5 x 25 cm.
049. Handwritten report in Latin; undated; unsigned [Fr. Laurent?]; report about Fr. Julien affair; quarto 20.5 x 13, 20.5 x 26 cm.
050. Handwritten letter, undated; signed ??; addressed to bishop; about hospital Sister & services, baby & wife being tired; quarto 20.5 x 13.5, 20.5 x 27 cm.

051. Handwritten letter, undated [but before 1901]; signed ??; addressed to bishop; about rebellion, British consul, Fr. Mérel; quarto 22 x 13.5, 22 x 27 cm.
052. Handwritten letter, undated; signed ??; addressed to bishop; about time of arrival, etc.; quarto 20.5 x 13.5, 20.5 x 27 cm.
053. Handwritten draft of letter, undated; unsigned; about circular, regulations of religious affairs at consulates, missions & local authorities, decentralization; quarto 21 x 13.5, 21 x 27 cm.
054. Handwritten draft of letter, undated; unsigned; about circular, regulations of religious affairs at consulates, missions & local authorities, decentralization; 21.5 x 13.5 cm.
055. Handwritten draft of letter, undated; unsigned; same as #053/054; quarto 21 x 13.5, 21 x 27 cm.
056. Handwritten rules/articles; margins frayed & upper margins heavily torn; undated; unsigned; re: rules at new Pichon School: open to all Chinese, run by Little Brothers of Mary, president is consul, three classes with 20-25 students each, hours, vacations, exclusions, one piaster a month, orphans not paying, Brothers report to consul; quarto 33 x 20.5, 33 x 41 cm.
057. Handwritten string of communication in French, Chinese & English, undated; unsigned; letter from British consul to viceroy: Li kam Poon/Lu Loi Wing affair, tribunal in Hong Kong, viceroy should give magistrate of Sunning instructions; reply by viceroy: will give instructions, tribunal in Hong Kong, foreign minister; letter from foreign minister to magistrate in Sunning: Li Kam Poon & mother petitioning, decision; reply from viceroy to Chung Kwong’s petition: Li Loi Wing paying, prisoner in Guangdong, magistrate selling belongings for compensation; viceroy’s reply to petition from 24th day of 4th month: Li Loi Wing & compensation, priest opposed; quarto 26 x 20.5, 26 x 41 cm.
058. Printed newspaper page in Chinese; document heavily torn; undated; 47 x ca. 55 cm.
059. Printed newspaper clipping in Chinese; document heavily torn; undated; 20 x ca. 14 cm.
060. Printed newspaper clipping in Chinese; document heavily torn; undated; 20.5 x ca. 19 cm.
061. Printed newspaper cropping in Chinese; document heavily torn; undated; 20.5 x ca. 23 cm.
062. Handwritten copy of letter for Msgr. Mérel on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton, undated [but after 1900]; unsigned; extract from a letter by ambassador [to consul]: possibly accepting six first articles of Chinese regulations on property & real-estate titles; 32.5 x 21.5, 32.5 x 43 cm.
063. Handwritten envelope, undated; unsigned; addressed to Msgr. Mérel, T’ien-tchou-tang, Canton; penciled in: Mr. Madrolle (?); 9.5 x ca. 12 cm.
064. [Content of #063] Handwritten letter on stationary of the Canton Club; with heavy ink partially eating through the paper; undated. Hanoi; signed Cl. Madrolle (?); about luggage inspection, Hong Kong, visiting Sancian [Shangchuan Dao 上川島]; quarto 17.5 x 11, 17.5 x 22 cm.
065. Handwritten copy of letter, undated [but probably around 1905]; unsigned; from Viceroy to consul: letter to admiral with report from Colonel Ma te siu, “Mauser” weapons, going to Saigon, guns introduced to Hoei-tcheou, Lin-hoei, French missionaries, borders closing, tens of thousands of cartridges & French weapons at depot at Kao-long, made for Russia-Japanese war, Kouang-li pirates, Chinese killed in Hong Kong, arrests; 26.5 x 21 cm.
066. Printed letter in Chinese “越南華僑之血淚書“ (bloodshed of Chinese émigrés in Vietnam), dated 4th day of 5th month of 民國 2 [1913]; signed “returned overseas Chinese from Yunnan” Yang Zishi 楊紫石 & 34 others; about bloodshed & bombs, assistance from people from Yunnan for the revolution, criminals, etc.; 22 x 22 cm.
067. Handwritten letter in Chinese, dated 14th day of 2nd month of 民國 2 [1913]; signed company president Luo Yanghui 羅洋輝; addressed to French Consulate; about criminals & French Fr. Huang Shiguang 黃實光, $2,900 & $5,400; 25.5 x 22 cm.
068. Handwritten letter dated Guangzhou 05 May 19??; signed ??; addressed to bishop; about Yun chen naï, etc.; 21 x 13.5 cm.
069. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton; dated Guangzhou March 19??; signed ??; addressed to bishop; about journal, Beijing; quarto 21 x 13.5, 21 x 27 cm.
070. Handwritten letter in Chinese dated 20th day of 9th month of 黃帝 4609, 09 November 1911; signed company president Luo Yanghui 羅洋輝; addressed to French Consulate; about Chinese Republican Military Government, life & property in Guangdong, consulates; 25.5 x 17 cm.
071. Handwritten cover (?) in Chinese with newsprint on back, undated; unsigned; “sent from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Msgr. Mérel”; 26 x 37.5 cm.
072. Handwritten draft (?) of letter, undated; unsigned; about sending communication with sub-prefect of Yang Kiang forbidding Christians to rent houses to establish chapels, Chang Yang, mandarin’s hostility, persecution & insult, murders & looting, letting Catholics establish church in Chang Yang; 33.5 x 21 cm.

Subject(s)Guangzhou 廣州--Church history--Archives
Catholic Church--China--Guangdong Sheng--Guangzhou Shi--Archival materials
Catholic Church--China--Guangdong Sheng--Guangzhou Shi--Records, reports, registers
Missions étrangères de Paris--China--Guangzhou--Archival material
Missions étrangères de Paris--China--Guangzhou--History--19th century
France--Foreign relations--China--Sources
Rec. TypeArchival materialsLanguageFrench, Chinese, Latin
CollectionCanton ArchivesRec. #17290