An Imperial or a Personal Legacy?: The Rivalry of W. E. Maxwell and F. A. Swettenham in British Malaya

  title={An Imperial or a Personal Legacy?: The Rivalry of W. E. Maxwell and F. A. Swettenham in British Malaya},
  author={Mohamad Rashidi Mohd Pakri},
  journal={Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  pages={33 - 44}
This paper draws together and evaluates a number of historical events that took place during the early period of British rule in Malaya, especially those involving the official duties and the personal lives of the two colonial officers under study, Frank Athelstane Swettenham and William Edward Maxwell. Information from H. S. Barlow’s book entitled Swettenham for Frank Swettenham and my own interviews and research on Maxwell’s background contribute towards an understanding and assessment of… 
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