David Olyphant King Collection, 1854 – 1858

Scope and Content
A collection of documents and correspondence associated with David Olyphant King’s work in southeast Asia.

Folder 5 contains correspondence written to a man referred to by King as “…dear Olmsted.” Letters are addressed from Canton, Bangkok, Singapore, and Shanghai. Folder also contains several pages of dated entries regarding time spent in southeast Asia.

Folder 6 contains server letters, including correspondence between Mongkut, King of Siam and David O. King. Also includes two documents written and printed in another language, possibly Siamese.

Folder 10 contains correspondence dating from David O. King’s tenure as Prussian Consul in Siam. Includes two letters received from the King of Siam, as well as a calling card and several envelopes. Also includes two addressed red silk pouches.

Collection also contains a journal written by King between August 10, 1857 -October 7, 1857, entitled “Wandering in Cambodia.” Journal appears to have been owned by an “H.M. Olmsted.” See signature on cover.