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Canton Archives [Communication with consulate 1890-1940]
AuthorCatholic Church. Archdiocese of Guangzhou (Canton) 天主教廣州總教區. [Archidioecesis Coamceuvensis]
Pub. Location[Guangzhou 廣州]Publisher---
Date1890-1940Phys. Desc.66 documents
LocationArchive CabinetCall NumberCanton Archives Folder F6.8
Canton Archives Folder F6.8 [French Documents Box 6, Folder 8] (N.B. F=French, 6=Box no. 6, 8=Folder no. 8: “Communication with consulate 1890-1940”)

001. [Partial (?)] printed list in Latin & Chinese “Vicariatus Apostolicus de Canton in Sinis. Prospectus Status Spiritualis a Die 30 Junii 1934 ad Diem 30 Junii 1935”; partially repaired with cellophane tape; gutter heavily torn; ink stained; undated [but after 30 June 1935]; unsigned; report on administrative data for the Diocese of Canton for the year 1934-1935, with detail of Districts; 30 x 43.5 cm.
002. Printed letter in Chinese, dated 18th day of 10th month of Xuantong 宣統 1 [1909]; signed Consul 馬; addressed to Zongli Yamen minister Wang; about requesting investigation in Henan, priest 牛; 28.5 x 27 cm.
003. Printed imperial decree in Chinese, dated 4th day of 2nd month of Guangxu 光緒 25, 15 March 1899; signed Minister Wang 王; about Catholic propagation & its protection, bishops being of equal rank with viceroys & governors, bishops making list of priests for relations with authorities, protection by embassies, consulates & Pope; 41.5 x 65 cm.
004. Carbon copy of typewritten letter, Guangzhou, 20 February 1938; unsigned [but probably Msgr. Fourquet]; addressed to Consul; about war destruction, asking army leaders to spare Guangzhou, creating neutral zones; 27.5 x 21 cm.
005. Typewritten draft of letter, Guangzhou, 20 February 1938; unsigned [but probably Msgr. Fourquet]; addressed to Consul; same as #005; 28 x 21.5 cm.
006. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine); undated [1925 (?)]; unsigned [but probably Msgr. Fourquet]; about commencement, question of Shek Shat [Sacred Heart Cathedral], municipal treasury & new construction, taxes; quarto 27.5 x 21.5, 27.5 x 43 cm.
007. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine); margins frayed & torn; stained; with rusted staple holes; somewhat worm-eaten; undated [but after December 1923]; unsigned; about letter to Msgr. Fourquet, quietly continuing conversions, Dr. Sun man lui (?) demanding social programs from government, old treaties & Mission’s real estate/properties, Mr. Ou ting fang & buildings for catechists, Msgr. Fourquet’s collaboration with French government; quarto 27.5 x 21.5, 27.5 x 43 cm.
008. [Partial] typewritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine); undated [but after December 1923]; unsigned; about people of the Mission not living out in the air of heaven, not public slaves, problems with construction permits, property tax; 27.5/13.5 x 21.5 cm.
009. Typewritten translation of letter [#009c]; Guangzhou, 09 April 1925; signed Fou Ping Cheung [translator]; addressed to Consul; about letter from commissioner of foreign ministry, property/real estate of Diocese Canton, invitation to render property to Chinese government, prior contract with Viceroy Lao to allow Mission to construct being annulled, having no permission to build for rent, resale of objects in question; 27.5 x 21.5, 21 x 33 cm.
010. Typewritten cover letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton & carbon copy of translation of letter [#011]; dated Guangzhou 06 May 1925; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet/Commissar Fou Ping Siang; about letter to commissar of foreign ministry, property/real estate of Diocese Canton, Convention of 1919 between Mission & Municipality of Guangzhou & no restrictions; 31/ca. 33 x 21.5/21 cm.
011. Handwritten copy of letter in Chinese; See #010; 25 x 21 cm.
012. Typewritten cover letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton for #013; dated Guangzhou 20 May 1925; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; about sending translation of letter to commissar of foreign ministry; 31 x 21.5 cm.
013. Typewritten carbon copy of translation of letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton, dated Guangzhou 20 May 1925; unsigned; addressed to Commissar Fou Ping Siang; about letter to commissar of foreign ministry, property/real estate of Diocese Canton, futile discussion, Convention of 1919/1862, Convention of Beijing 1860; 31 x 21.5 cm.
014. Handwritten letter; dated Guangzhou 18 February 19??; signed Bianca Sannino Tam; addressed to bishop; about wanting to enter Doumer Hospital for protection, military hospital, Colonel Fun Sun; 18.5 x 21 cm.
015. Typewritten letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 25 May 1937; signed A. Fourquet; addressed to U.S. consul in Guangzhou; about Mr. Charles Chan graduating & Mission wanting him to specialize in Manila, needing visa; 28.5 x 21.5 cm.
016. Typewritten letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), Guangzhou 29 May 1947; signed A. Fourquet; addressed to General MacArthur; about destruction of property by Japanese bomb attacks August 1938, including five buildings & part of cathedral, Japanese occupation of Guangzhou October 1938, Colonel Oka assuring repair to cathedral, still needing to repair artwork, asking for help; quarto 31 x 21.5, 31 x 43 cm.
017. Typewritten letter in English on stationary of the General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Office of the Supreme Commander, dated 02 July 1947; signed Douglas MacArthur; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; about France not being at war with Japan at time, having to go through French government for compensation from Japan, Treaty of Potsdam prohibiting artists/artwork crossing borders; 26.5 x 20 cm.

018. Printed circular in English “U.S. Information service”; dated 22 March 1949; unsigned; NATO, forming United Nations, President Truman confident of working together with Congress, housing legislation; 33 x 20.5 cm.
019. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 05 May 1937; signed Antoine Fourquet; addressed to Consul; re: plot of land cut in half by new street, municipal authorities, replacement of actual street, conserving status quo, vast boulevard, Pak-mai Street, College of Holy Heart, Seminary, Ming-Tak School, house of Canadian Sisters; quarto 27.5 x 21.5, 27.5 x 43 cm.
020. [Partial] handwritten draft of letter, undated; unsigned; re: plot of land, status quo, boulevard, etc.; 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
021. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 20 October 1938; unsigned [but probably Msgr. Fourquet]; addressed to Consul; about ambassador & municipal authorities, rest homes for elderly men, women & handicapped, Shek-pai, rest home for foreigners at Fong tchuen, hospital administration, leprosarium Shek lung & $700, total of $5,000, terrain across from Shameen/Shamian Fongtchun, Fati & Pak ok tong; quarto 30.5/31 x 20/21.5, 30.5/31 x 40/43 cm.
022. Typewritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton, No 5, Guangzhou 17 January 1940; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; about sending seven military draft status certificates (deferred) for Frs. Le Baron, Chatelain [#023], Pierre Fleury, Francis Morel, Pierre Narbais, Seznec & Robert Vetch; quarto 31.5 x 21.5, 31.5 x 43 cm.
023. Typewritten certificate on stationary of the République Française, Ambassade de France en Chine—Mobilisation 1939, stamped Ambassade de France en Chine; with upper margin crumpled; dated Shanghai 30 November 1939; signed G. Georges-Picot; addressed to Fr. Chatelain; re: having to keep his position until war ministry decides on draft; 31 x 21 cm.
024. Typewritten circular on stationary of the Ambassade de France en Chine, No 76-S, dated Shanghai 28 December 1939; signed G. Georges-Picot; about Mr. Naggiar, new Japanese approach, protection of Mission properties, painting flags 6x4 meters on roofs; quarto 31.5 x 20.5, 31.5 x 41 cm.
025. Typewritten letter on stationary of the Ambasciata d’Italia in Cina, No. 314; dated Nanjing 12 March 1947; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; about treatment of Mme. Tam Sannino; 27.5 x 21 cm.
026. Carbon copy of typewritten letter, Guangzhou 16 September 1924; unsigned [but probably consul]; addressed to Foreign Affairs Commissar Foo Ping Tcheng; about Msgr. Fourquet & time of heavy actions against foreigners in Shameen/Shamian, press campaign against Diocese Canton, injustice & hostile sentiments, looking for proof of authorization for building/property; 33 x 21 cm.
027. Carbon copy of typewritten letter, Guangzhou 08 September 1924; signed A. Fourquet; addressed to consul; about receiving official letter from foreign affairs commissar on buildings/property in front of cathedral, attacks by press, protests by Msgr. de Guébriant, students dying in attacks on Tcheung-mung-ki Palace, new republican government, Msgr. de Guébriant claiming land taken by street, Wan Lok Restaurant at compound of Shing Wong Temple, ceding of land without compensation, license to build houses, tax not less than $120,000; 33 x 21 cm.
028. Handwritten letter in Chinese, dated 16th day of 9th month of ?? [1924?]; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; about Guangdong Finance Ministry, press release on street-building at Sacred Heart Cathredal; 25 x 54.5 cm.
029. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 06 June 1923; unsigned [but probably Msgr. Fourquet]; about Mr. Goubault’s visit, Pak-hoi, local sympathies, Consul Kahn; quarto 21.5 x 13.5, 21.5 x 27 cm.
030. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 05 July 1923; signed A. Fourquet; addressed to Mr. Knight; about difficult times, sexagenarian bishop, Fr. Lebbe, socialism, indigenous priests; quarto 21.5 x 13.5, 21.5 x 27 cm.
031. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), embossed, dated 05 August 1924; signed A. Fourquet; addressed to consul; about photograph, bishops’ council, effusion, psychology, Mrs. Wilden; quarto 21.5 x 13.5, 21.5 x 27 cm.
032. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 08 September 1924; unsigned [but probably Msgr. Fourquet]; addressed to consul; same as #027; quarto 27.5 x 21, 27.5 x 42 cm.

033. Handwritten draft of letter, Guangzhou November 1919; unsigned [but probably Msgr. de Guébriant]; addressed to consul; about telegrams & articles from local press, Boxers & compensation, France suffering from barbarism & vandalism directed at imperial government, deplorable waste, location of Pichon School; 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
034. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), “Confidential”; dated 14 August 1925; unsigned [but probably Msgr. Fourquet]; addressed to consul; about dissention from fellow priests, Shameen/Shamian, censorship, warning fellow priests & sisters on talking or writing to outsiders; 21 x 13.5 cm.
035. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine); with stains; somewhat worm-eaten; dated 07 September 1925; signed A. Fourquet; addressed to consul; re: relations between Mission & consulate; quarto 21 x 14, 21 x 28 cm.
036. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 10 October 1925; signed A. Fourquet; addressed to consul; re: July & August, $500, departure of French ship for Haiphong, letters for commandant, passport; 20.5 x 14 cm.
037. Handwritten draft of letter, dated Shamian 16 October 1925; signed Laurenti; addressed to consul; about interest in democratic China, unquestioned authority in Guangzhou, result of strikes, sanctuary for 600-700 people, abuse; 21 x 14 cm.
038. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 02 November 1925; unsigned [Msgr. Fourquet?]; addressed to consul; about press subsidies, articles against Indochina, Guomindang 國民黨; quarto 21 x 14, 21 x 28 cm.
039. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 26 June 1926; unsigned [Msgr. Fourquet?]; re: no discontinuation of contact between Diocese & consulate, invitation, Mrs. Kahn, Dire, Beauvais & Knight; quarto 27.5 x 21, 27.5 x 42 cm.
040. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 07 December 1926; unsigned [Msgr. Fourquet?]; addressed to consul; about looking for letter from 07 September 1925, Honam & Shameen/Shamian, priests & Sisters not to write or talk about affairs of Diocese Canton; 27.5 x 21 cm.
041. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 03 October 1927; signed A. Fourquet; addressed to consul; about passage of troops, Tshang Kai-shek (Chaing Kai-shek) 蔣介石 & soldiers, asking General Ly tsai sam to return 200 sheets (?), Commission, Hong Kong; 27.5 x 21 cm.
042. Handwritten draft of letter, dated Shanghai 02 January 1929; unsigned [Msgr. Fourquet?]; addressed to Consul Danjou in Guangzhou; re: coming through Nanjing, English prayer book, problems with buildings in Guangzhou, compensation for 1919, reductions in payment obligations, Treaties; 28 x 21.5 cm.
043. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), Guangzhou 31 January 1929; unsigned [Msgr. Fourquet?]; addressed to Ambassador Count of Martel in Beiping; about Mr. Cosme at embassy, etc.; 13.5 x 21 cm.
044. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 29 April 1929; unsigned [Msgr. Fourquet?]; addressed to Consul Lymard; about official relations, campaign, Mr. Danjou, Fr. Thomas being in charge during his absence; 14 x 21 cm.
045 (046?). Typewritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton, No 37, Guangzhou 07 May 1930; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; about sending copy of communication with mayor on dispositions for registration of Mission property/real estate titles; quarto 31 x 21, 31 x 42 cm.
046. Typewritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton, No 41 P., Guangzhou 15 May 1930; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; about sending certified copy of communication with mayor on interpretations given by central government on provisional regulations of Mission property/real estate; quarto 31 x 21, 31 x 42 cm.

047. Handwritten draft of letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 01 November 1930; unsigned [but probably Msgr. Fourquet]; addressed to consul; about “Morning Post,” elevation to Consul General; 31.5 x 21.5 cm.
048. Typewritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton, No 4, dated Guangzhou 09 April 1931; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; about sending HK$252.06/1,651 francs from vice-admiral Herr for tombstone on T’ouo Kin Heng cemetery honoring killed marines & soldiers in Opium War of 1860-1861, additional money for work will be issued by consulate; 31.5 x 21 cm.
049. Typewritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton, No 48, dated Guangzhou 30 November 1931; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; dispatch from vice-admiral Herr reporting HK$138.94 left for repair of tombstone on T’ouo Kin Heng cemetery given by Board of Directors of French Concession, contractor Tong Yick, to be undertaken on the spot; 31.5 x 21 cm.
050. Handwritten draft letter on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 01 December 1931; signed Antoine Fourquet; addressed to consul; about receiving HK$138.94 for repair of tombstone on T’ouo Kin Heng cemetery, determining final cost for vice-admiral Herr, contractor Tong Yick, quick undertaking; quarto 27.5 x 21, 27.5 x 42 cm.
051. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Consulat de France à Canton, dated Guangzhou 14 June 1933; signed ??; addressed to bishop; enquiry on conditions to install Sisters of Immaculate Conception; quarto 21.5 x 14, 21.5 x 28 cm.
052. Typewritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton, No 57, dated Guangzhou 21 July 1933; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; treaties on dispossession of land of Diocese for street construction, Yat Tak Lou, Tai Sun Kiai, mayor of Guangzhou sending more information to Dr. Ringenbach, affecting garden of Holy Spirit School, no enlargement of street, instead new arteries for Guangzhou, dispossession relative to repair work; 31.5 x 21 cm.
053. Typewritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton, No 31, dated Guangzhou 15 October 1937; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; embassy wanting Diocese to paint French flag on roofs of its buildings as precaution against Japanese bombers; 32 x 21.5 cm.
054. Typewritten letter on stationary of the République Française, Consulat de France à Canton, Le Consul de France à Canton, No 2, dated Guangzhou 12 April 1927; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; sanctions against government, Mission protectorate of France, preparing evacuation to Hong Kong, Jesuits evacuating to Macau; penned in are responses & commentaries: informing all priests, meeting at port, question of indigenous Religious; quarto 31 x 21, 31 x 42 cm.
055. Carbon copy of typewritten letter on stationary of the Légation de la République Française en Chine, dated Beijing 02 June 1926; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; pressuring Chinese government to block anti-Christian movements, robberies, Missions & French protectorates; 28.5 x 21.5 cm.
056. Mimeographed translation of flier “Pagoda-shaped Song”; undated; signed Anti-Christian Federation of Tcheng Tcheou [Zhengzhou 鄭州 (?)]; disparaging song against Christians, canon of imperialism, etc. ; 27 x 21 cm.
057. Mimeographed translation of flier “Down with Christianity” in English & French, dated January 1926; signed Institute students from Shanghai; eight arguments against Christianity, tool of world imperialism, not scientific, etc.; 27 x 21 cm.
058. Carbon copy of typewritten letter on stationary of the Légation de la République Française en Chine, No 20, dated Beijing 01 March 1926; signed ??; addressed to Msgr. Fourquet; anti-Christian movement & intervention with Wai Kiao Pou [Waijiaobu 外交部] & Marshal Touan Tsi-Jouei for measures to end campaign, suppression of anti-Christian associations, sending translated newspaper article (#059) [& probably #056/057/060]; 30.5 x 21 cm.
059. Mimeographed translation of newspaper article “Decree of 28 February 1926” dated March 1926; unsigned; Buddhism, Daoism & Islam long established in China but Christianity part of Treaties & protected, ban on anti-religious associations, enforced by civil & military functionaries; 30.5 x 21 cm.
060. Mimeographed translation of letter, No 17, dated Beijing 08 February 1926; unsigned; addressed to Foreign Minister C. T. Wang; incidents with missionaries being victims, Chinese authorities & right of Missions to invoke Chinese-French treaties, state asked to stop actions, looting in Shaanxi Yeh nan-fou [延安府], robbers in Msgr. Van Dyck’s vicariate, missionaries refusing to wear arms for defense, property confiscations in Suiyuan, arbitrary taxes in Sichuan, denial of right to purchase property in Jiangxi, acting against Berthemy Convention, Henan’s Zhengzhou, Zhili’s Nan Kong Xian, students at Tianjin’s Institute of Higher Studies, need for decree; 30.5 x 21 cm.
061. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Procure des Missions Étrangères, Battery Path 1, Hongkong—P.O. Box 87, dated Hong Kong 02 May 1927; signed A. Biotteau; addressed to bishop; sending circular by Msgr. Gorostarzy (?) [#062], Msgr. Gauthier; 20.5 x 13.5 cm.
062. Mimeographed circular, dated Yunnan Fu 15 April 1927; partly illegible signed Gorostarzy (?); about Yunnan Consul Lépissier ordering evacuation; 30.5 x 25.5 cm.
063. Handwritten letter on stationary of the Vce Consulat de France à Pakhoi & Tung-Hing, dated Beihai 23 October 1899; signed ??; addressed to Fr. Le Tallandier in Kaotcheou; presentation, silence & good relation with local authorities, asking for reports at regular intervals, inquiries to Frs. Baloit & Gauthier, Fr. Maréchal, ambassador & regulations, Mr. Pichon visiting Kiutchéou, Lieutchéou & Kaotchéou Prefectures, travelers Bartholin & Brérault coming through Kaotch’eou & itinerary, German Mission Lörcher; quarto 27 x 21.5, 27 x 43 cm.
064. Handwritten copy of article in Hong Kong Wa tsze yät po Journal on stationary of the Mission Catholique Canton (Chine), dated 31 December 1924/01 January 1925; unsigned; re: $15,000,000 mortgage for French railway from Guangzhou to Hankou; quarto 27.5 x 21, 27.5 x 42 cm.
065. Carbon copy of typewritten list, dated 10 November 1931; unsigned; personal name listiing of French marines & soldiers killed 1858-1861 & buried in Guangdong, with birth information, list of French nationals buried on Val d’Or Cemetary (To Tam Hang) in March 1924; 28 x 21.5 cm.
066. Printed imperial decree in French & Chinese, dated 4th day of 2nd month of 25th year of Guangxu 光緒 = 15 March 1899; signed Minister Wang; right of Catholic Church to propagate faith in China; 41.5 x 65 cm.

Subject(s)Guangzhou 廣州--Church history--Archives
Diplomatic and consular service, French
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--Correspondence
Missions étrangères de Paris--China--Guangzhou--History--19th century
France--Foreign relations--China--Sources
Catholic Church--Foreign relations--China--20th century--Sources
Catholic Church--Foreign relations--China--19th century--Sources
Rec. TypeArchival materialsLanguageFrench, Chinese, English
CollectionCanton ArchivesRec. #17291