• Title
    Papers and documents relating to Kenneth Cantlie's career and personal life in China
  • Reference
  • Production date
    1931 - 1953
  • Creator
    • Cantlie, KennethBiography
  • Scope and Content
    Original folder of correspondence with annotation 'Personal [official] China General'. Documents refer to Kenneth Cantlie's career in China and his personal affairs comprising of hand-written notes, telegrams, letters, copy letters and drafts between Kenneth Cantlie and various parties including The Newcomen Society, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, British Embassy in Brussels, United Nations, Chinese Government, British Foreign Office, the Chinese Government Purchasing Commission, the Chinese Embassy, Sun Fo (son of Sun Yat-Sen), F.K Sah, Lawrence Kadoorie, Lord Chamberlain's Office, various international railway companies such as Iraq Railway, Indian Railways and Wagon-Litt, Chiao-Tung University. Topics include awarding Kenneth Cantlie the Order of the Brilliant Jade in 1937, health records, letters from solicitor regarding a will in the early 1950s, President Sun Fo's visit to London in 1938, negotiations over Kenneth Cantlie's contract with Chinese Ministry of Railways and resignation in 1937, medical relief fund for China during war in 1937, requests for Kenneth Cantlie to return to Nanking in 1937, securing travel passes and tickets for a trip back to China in 1937, certificate of employment by Ministry of Railways, Kenneth Cantlie's work for the Ministry, such as personally designing 4-8-4 locomotives, inspecting lines, moving from Shanghai to Nanking 1935, hand-written notes by Kenneth Cantlie on his career, arranging sick and annual leaves to travel to England; A copy of an marriage certificate from 1939 between Kenneth Cantlie and Phyllis Gage-Brown in 8th July 1931 in Shanghai (The marriage took place 7 April in Kobe, Japan and was re-solemnised and registered three months later in Shanghai, China.); a letter from Lawrence Kadoorie regarding war in 1937; certificate of medals awarded to Kenneth Cantlie during 1939-1945 war.
  • Extent
    1 file with approx. 130 pages
  • Language
    Chinese, English, French
  • Level of description
  • Repository name
    National Railway Museum, York
  • Associated people and organisations
    • Kadoorie, Lawrence (CBE)Biography
    • Iraqi State RailwaysBiography
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