Thursday, November 23, 2006

Reed Institute Collection

I've been meaning to blog on this for some time....the Reed Institute has a fantastic collection of Taiwan stuff, including a great Taiwan map collection, and texts from 19th century European and US visitors to the island. There's some really great stuff in here for history buffs. Here's their list minus a couple of bibliographies....


  • Allen, [Herbert]. "On a journey through Formosa from Tamsui to Taiwanfu." The Geographical Magazine 4 (1877): 135-136.

  • Allen, Herbert J. "Notes of a journey through Formosa from Tamsui to Taiwanfu." Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London 21 (1877): 258-266.

  • "The island of Formosa." In Illustrated travels: A record of discovery, geography, and adventure. Edited by Bates, H.W. London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1869. Pp. 250-252.

  • Beazeley, M. "Notes of an overland journey through the southern part of Formosa in 1875, from Takow to the South Cape, with sketch map." Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography n.s. 7 (January 1885): 1-22 (plus maps).

  • Bridge, A.G. Cyprian. "An excursion in Formosa." Fortnightly Review n.s. 20 [= Vol. 26 old series] (1876): 214-222.

  • Bullock, T.L. "A trip into the interior of Formosa." Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London 21 (1877): 266-272.

  • Campbell, W. "Aboriginal savages of Formosa." Ocean Highways: The Geographical Review n.s. 1 (1874): 410-412.

  • Carroll, Charles. "Rambles among the Formosan savages." The Phoenix 1 (1871): 133-134, 164-165.

  • Collingwood, [Cuthbert]. "A boat journey across the northern end of Formosa, from Tam-suy, on the west, to Kee-lung, on the east; with notices of Hoo-wei, Manka, and Kelung." Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society 11 (1867): 167-173.

  • Collingwood, [Cuthbert]. "Visit to the Kibalan village of Sano Bay, north-east coast of Formosa. Including a vocabulary of the dialect." Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London n.s. 6 (1868): 135-143, 362-363.

  • Collingwood, Cuthbert. Rambles of a naturalist on the shores and waters of the China Sea: Being observations in natural history during a voyage to China, Formosa, Borneo, Singapore, etc., made in Her Majesty's vessels in 1866 and 1867. London: John Murray, Alblemarle Street, 1868. Pp. 35-128.

  • Colquhoun, A.R., and J.H. Stewart-Lockhart. "A sketch of Formosa." The China Review 13 (1885): 161-207.

  • Corner, Arthur. "Journey in the interior of Formosa." Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society 19 (1875): 515-517.

  • Corner, Arthur. "A journey in Formosa." The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal 7, ii (1876): 117-128.

  • Corner, Arthur. "A tour through Formosa, from south to north." Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society 22 (1878): 53-63.

  • "Formosa." The treaty ports of China and Japan. Compiled and edited by N.B. Dennys. Maps and plans by Wm. Fred Mayers, N.B. Dennys, and Chas. King. London: Trübner, 1867. Pp. 291-325.

  • Dodd, J. "A glimpse of the manners and customs of the hill tribes of Formosa." Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 15 (1885): 69-78.

  • The Encyclopaedia Britannica. "Formosa." (1889).

  • Ford, John D. "Formosa." Chapter XIX in An American cruiser in the East: Travels and studies in the far East. New York: A.S. Barnes, 1898. Pp. 322-330.

  • Guillemard, F.H.H. "Formosa." Chapter I in The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guineaa, with notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu, and various islands of the Malay Archipelago. London: John Murray. 1886. Pp. 1-25.

  • Habersham, A[lexander] W. The North Pacific surveying and exploring expedition; or, My last cruise. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1857. Pp. 159-179.

  • Hancock, [William] A. "A visit to the savages of Formosa." Good Words for 1885. Pp. 373-379.

  • Hughes, T[homas]. F[rances]. "Visit to Tok-e-Tok, chief of the eighteen tribes, southern Formosa." Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London 16 (1872): 265-271. Note: Previously published in Takow trade reports.

  • Ibis, Pavel. "Ekskursiia na Formozu." Morskoi sbornik 152, i (1876): neoffitsial'nyi otdel, 111-149; 152, ii (1876): neoffitsial'nyi otdel, pp. 111-141. [Original Russian-language text.]

  • Ibis, Pavel. "Ekskursiia na Formozu" [Excursion to Formosa]. Morskoi sbornik 152, i (1876): neoffitsial'nyi otdel, 111-149; 152, ii (1876): neoffitsial'nyi otdel, pp. 111-141. Translated by Kirill Shklovsky. Edited by Douglas Fix.

  • Ibis, Paul. "Auf Formosa: Ethnographische Wanderungen." Globus 31 (1877): 149-52, 167-71, 181-87, 196-200, 214-19, 230-35. [Original German-language text.]

  • Ibis, Paul. "Auf Formosa: Ethnographische Wanderungen" [On Formosa: Ethnographic travels] Globus 31 (1877): 149-52, 167-71, 181-87, 196-200, 214-19, 230-35. Translated by Christian Buss. Edited by Douglas Fix.

  • Illustrated London News. "Articles concerning Formosa (Taiwan) in the Illustrated London News, 1850-1890."

  • Kopsch, Henry. "Notes on the rivers in northern Formosa." Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London 14 (1870): 79-83. Reprinted in The Cycle No. 2 (14 May 1870): 23-24.

  • La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788. The voyage of La Pérouse round the world, in the years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, with nautical tables. Arranged by M.L.A. Nilet Mureau, Inspector of Fortifications and member of several literary societies at Paris. To which is prefixed, narrative of an interesting voyage from Manila to St. Blaise, and annexed, travels over the continent, with the dispatches of La Pérouse in 1787 and 1788, by M. de Lesseps. Translated from the French. Illustrated with fifty-one plates in two volumes. London: Printed for John Stockdate, Piccadilly, 1798. Ch. 16 and Appendices, Vol. 2.

  • Le Gendre, C.W. Reports on Amoy and the island of Formosa. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1871.

  • Mackay, G.L. "Unter den Aboriginalstämmen Formosas" [Among the aboriginal tribes of Formosa]. Mitteilungen der Geographischen Gesellschaft (für Thuringen) zu Jena 15 (1897): 1-21.

  • Maron, Hermann. "Ein Besuch in Amoy und auf der Insel Formosa" [A visit to Amoy and the Island of Formosa]. Japan und China - Reiseskizzen, entworfen wþhrend der Preussischen Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Berlin: O. Janke, 1863. English translation by Tina Schneider, Reed College; edited by Miranda Fix and Douglas Fix.

  • Pickering, W.A. "Among the savages of central Formosa, 1866-1867." The Messenger and Missionary Record of the Presbyterian Church of England n.s. 3 (1878): 15-16, 29-31, 69-71; The Gospel in China n.s. 5 (May 1878): 29-30.

  • Reclus, Elisée. "Formosa." The earth and its inhabitants. Asia. Vol. II, East Asia: Chinese empire, Corea, and Japan. Edited by A. H. Keane. New York: D. Appleton, 1884. Pp. 275-284.

  • Ritchie, Hugh. "Notes of a journey in east Formosa." The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal 6 (1875): 206-211.

  • Schetelig, [Arnold]. "On the natives of Formosa." Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London 7 [1869]: 215-229.

  • Steere, J.B. "Formosa." Journal of the American Geographical Society of New York 6 (1876): 302-334.

  • Steere, J.B. "Letters from Formosa." Ann Arbor Courier (1873-74)

  • Swinhoe, Robert. "Additional notes on Formosa." Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London 10 (1866): 122-128.

  • Hall, Philip B. "A Victorian naturalist in treaty port China: Robert Swinhoe (1836-1877)." Url: http://home.gwi.net/~pineking/RS/MAINLIST.htm

  • Taylor, G. "A ramble through southern Formosa." The China Review 16 [1888]: 137-161.

  • Thomson, J[ohn]. "Notes of a journey in southern Formosa." Journal of the Royal Geographical Society XLIII (1873): 97-107.

  • Thomson, J[ohn]. Illustrations of China and its people: A series of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented. London: S. Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1873-1874.

  • Thomson, J[ohn]. The Straits of Malacca, Indo-China and China or Ten yearsÕ travels, adventures and residence abroad. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle. 1875. Chapter XI.

  • Warburg, [O.] "Ueber seine Reisen in Formosa." [On his travels in Formosa.] Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin. 16 (1889): 374-387. English translation by Tina Schneider. Edited by Douglas Fix.

  • 3 comments:

    taipeimarc said...

    As an interesting follow-up, Check out: http://takaoclub.com/

    This site has several fascinating stories about some of the people on your list. (Swinhoe and others). I think they use some photos from the Reed collections in thier articles.

    Anonymous said...

    Excellent list of literature, Michael. Thanks for sharing!

    Patrick Cowsill said...

    I'd like to add two 20th Century works to your list:

    Edwards, Jack. "Banzai You Bastards!" Corporate Communications: Hong Kong, 1990 and Rutter, Owen. "Through Formosa: An Account of Japan's Island Colony." T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd.: 1923.

    Mr. Edwards spent three years in a POW camp in Jiufen (near Taipei) during World War II. He passed away last year.