Ref NoMCR/4/2/4
Alt Ref NoMR/90
geographical classification 4.4
TitleChina: Economic Products: Insect White Wax
DescriptionManuscript letters and reports, printed documents, and illustrations, relating to insect white wax in China, including information on Ligustrum lucidum. Includes information relating to the source, production, use and trade of the wax, and on specimens sent to Kew. Includes letters to Joseph Hooker and Thiselton-Dyer, with letters and notes by Thiselton-Dyer and Oliver. Includes correspondence with the Foreign Office, and letters and reports from William M Cooper [HM Consul Ningpo], E Colbourne Baber, Alex Hosie, B C George Scott, and Father Rathouis [of the Jesuit mission of Sicawei [also 'Zicawei'], near Shanghai].

Printed documents include:

- Daniel Hanbury, ON THE INSECT-WHITE-WAX OF CHINA (1853)

- E Bretschneider, NOTES ON SOME BOTANICAL QUESTIONS CONNECTED WITH THE EXPORT TRADE OF CHINA

- C Rathouis, 'Étude sur le Coccus Pé-La', MÉMOIRES CONCERNANT L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE L'EMPIRE CHINOIS PAR DES PÈRES DE LA COMPAGNIE DE JÉSUS (Chang-Hai: Imprimerie de la Misson Catholique, 1880)

- REPORT BY MR HOSIE OF A JOURNEY THROUGH CENTRAL SSU-CH'UAN IN JUNE AND JULY, 1884 (London: Harrison and Sons, 1885)

- CHINESE INSECT WHITE WAX (1897)

- S W Bushell, NOTES ON THE PRODUCTION OF INSECT WHITE WAX IN CHINA

- DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR REPORTS ON TRADE AND FINANCE. CHINA. REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1887 ON THE TRADE OF ICHANG (1889)

- Denby, WHITE WAX IN CHINA (1891)

- E Colborne Baber, REPORT ON THE PRODUCTION OF WHITE WAX IN SSŬ-CH'UAN (1884)

- B C George Scott, REPORT ON THE PRODUCTION OF INSECT OR WHITE WAX IN THE PROVINCE OF ANHUI (1884).
Date1853-15 Apr 1897
SubjectChinese wax scale insect
Botanical specimens
FormatManuscript papers
Published documents
Illustration
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/89Hooker; Sir; Joseph Dalton (1817-1911); Knight; Botanist and second director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew1817-1911
DS/UK/90Thiselton-Dyer; Sir; William (1843-1928); Knight; British botanist and third director of Kew1843-1928
DS/UK/321United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; Foreign Office; 1782-19681782-1968
DS/UK/462Cooper; William Marsh (1869-1896)1869-1896
DS/UK/463Baber; Edward Colbourne (1843-1890)1843-1890
DS/UK/464Hosie; Sir; Alexander (1853-1925); Knight1853-1925
DS/UK/476Hanbury; Daniel (1825-1875); Pharmacologist1825-1875
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