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Letters by Sir Stamford Raffles on display at National Library

Letters by Sir Stamford Raffles on display at National Library

By Gerard Lim
Posted: 27 August 2012 1719 hrs


SINGAPORE: Most of us would be familiar with Sir Stamford Raffles as the founder of Singapore, but few have ever had a chance to see his personal correspondences in the period just before and after he founded Singapore.



Thirteen of such letters, which have never been exhibited before, will be on display at the National Library starting on Wednesday, August 29 till end February 2013.

Dr Kevin Tan, a legal historian and one of the curators of the exhibition, said the letters give an insight into Sir Raffles' mindset as he was hunting for a port in the region for the British Crown.

Dr Tan said: "Raffles reveals himself to be a very clever man, some would say a schemer. He had a very clear vision of what he wanted, he was an empire builder of that generation, where they believed that British interest were very important, that needed to be protected."

The letters are on loan from the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart, Scotland. Also on display are paintings, rare books, and maps of the time, including the earliest known map of Singapore town.

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It's all part of Singapore's history.

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Yes, he played an important to discover Singapore.

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He is the founder of Singapore, without him, there is no Singapore.

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