A Report on the Expedition to Western Yunan, viâ Bhamô

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THIS interesting volume consists of the first section of a report on the expedition from Burmah over the Chinese frontier into Yunan, sent out under the auspices of the British Government, in the year 1868. It was under the charge of Major Sladen and Captain Williams, with the author, Dr. Anderson, as naturalist to the Expedition. They were accompanied by Messrs. Bowers, Stewart, and Burn, as representatives of the commercial community at Rangoon; the main object in view being to ascertain how far it was possible for the great highway to China by the valley of the Tapeng, could be made open to British commerce. The desirability of this access to the western frontiers of China has long been felt, and many attempts have been made during the last two centuries to establish an emporium either at Bhamô or in its neighbourhood, and one of the results of the recent expedition has been the sanction on the part of the Burmese Government of the residence of a British representative at Bhamô for the protection of our commercial interests.

A Report on the Expedition to Western Yunan, viâ Bhamô.

By John Anderson (Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1871.)

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EVANS, J. A Report on the Expedition to Western Yunan, viâ Bhamô . Nature 7, 317–318 (1873) doi:10.1038/007317a0

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