Sir John Newell Jordan, 1852-1925

The Sir John Newell Jordan Collection features a Despatch Book which was presented to Sir John by his staff when he retired at the Peking Legation. The Despatch Book (1906-1920) contains selected Foreign Office correspondence from the archives which recorded Sir John’s work as Minister at the Peking Legation. The Collection also consists of correspondence and manuscripts on decorations & honours, letters of appointments, probate and estate documents, personal documents, and a few of Lady Annie Howe Jordan’s records, spanning from the years 1891-1941. The Collection contains 104 items with over 500 images.

The Right Hon. Sir John Newell Jordan (1852-1925), KCB (1909), GCIE (1911), PC (1915), GCMG (1920), was born at Balloo, County Down in Ireland. He served as the British Minister at Peking from 1906-1920, Chinese Secretary to the British Legation at Peking 1891-1898, Consul General and Minister Resident at the Court of Korea 1898-1906, British representative on the opium advisory committee at Geneva. He was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, and then at Queen’s College, Belfast. Sir John Jordan was the recipient of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws of the University of Hong Kong in 1920.

All images in the Collection are contributed by Mr. Adam Jordan except for a few which are shared by the North Down Museum.

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(Beijing Gazette dated 24 August 1893)

1. (Beijing Gazette dated 24 August 1893)《京報》光緒十九年八月二十四日

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1893-08-24

Book

Abdication of Emperor

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1912-02-10

Correspondence

Abdication of Emperor

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1912-02-13

Correspondence

Cancellation of monarchy

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1916-05-23

Correspondence

Chinese Eastern Railway

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1919-03-10

Correspondence

Dalai Lama's visit to Peking

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1908-10-25

Correspondence

Death of Yuan Shih Kai

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1916-06-12

Correspondence

Destruction of opium stocks

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1918-12-05

Correspondence

Dismissal of Yuan Shih Kai

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1909-01-06

Correspondence

Extended appointment of Minister at Peking

Grey of Fallodon, Edward Grey, Viscount, 1862-1933

1913-10-18

Correspondence

Fall of Tsingtao

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1914-11-16

Correspondence

Interview with Yuan Shih Kai

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1913-04-30

Correspondence

Interview with Yuan Shih Kai

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1911-12-28

Correspondence

Lord Kitchener's letter regarding Yuan Shih Kai

Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916

1912-02-19

Correspondence

Macao

64. Macao

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Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1910-01-15

Correspondence

Manchurian Railways

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1910-01-08

Correspondence

Member of Privy Council

Fitzroy, Almeric William,Sir, 1851-1935

1915-06-10

Correspondence

Message of condolence from Lord Stamfordham

Stamfordham, Arthur John Bigge Baron 1849-1931

1925-09-16

Correspondence

Monarchical movement

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1915-08-25

Correspondence

Outbreak of Revolution

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1911-10-16

Correspondence

Peking visit of General Kitchener

Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916

1909-04-30

Correspondence

Political situation

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1916-10-01

Correspondence

Political situation

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1916-09-28

Correspondence

Post-bellum policy in China

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1918-12-23

Correspondence

Proposed mint in Shanghai

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1919-12-20

Correspondence

Railways in Yangtze Valley

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1914-07-02

Correspondence

Signature of Opium Agreement

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1911-05-08

Correspondence

Sir Robert Hart's death

Jordan, John Newell, Sir, 1852-

1911-09-26

Correspondence

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