|The manners and customs of the Chinese of the Straits Settlements / by J. D. Vaughan, with an introduction by Wilfred Blythe.|
Originally published: Singapore: Mission Press, 1879.
LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Straits Settlements; a joint administration for the Settlements of Penang, Malacca, and Singapore est. in 1826 by the British East India Company; under the control of the Indian Government since 1858, the Straits Settlements were created a crown colony in 1867; Labuan was incorporated as part of the Settlement of Singapore in 1907, becoming the fourth Settlement in 1912; dissolved Apr. 1, 1946 when Singapore was made a separate colony and Penang and Malacca were merged into the Malayan Union; Labuan, temporarily under British military occupation from Sept. 1945, became part of North Borneo 7/15/46)
Encycl. Brit., 1972 (Straits Settlements; orig. the collective name of four trading emporia, Penang, Singapore, Malacca, and Labuan; Penang, Singapore, and Malacca were established as the crown colony Straits Settlements in 1867, Labuan became part of the Singapore Settlement in 1907 and became a fourth, separate settlement in 1912; the Straits colony ceased to exist in 1946; Labuan was incorp. in North Borneo (later Sabah); Singapore became a separate crown colony; Penang and Malacca were included in the Malayan Union)--OCLC Auth. rec.