Vol. 1, Inaugural (2005): 1–43.
In this paper the author scans the registers of correspondence relating to Brunei (1906–34) held in the National Archives at Kew. An annotated checklist of documents is provided. It is concluded that useful data can be yielded; and that, in a case such as Brunei, where documentation is in short supply, no potential source of information should be neglected. The exercise raises issues about the preservation of historical records. Suggestions for further research are provided.
AVM Horton, formerly an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for South-East Asian Studies, University of Hull is a specialist in the history of Brunei. He is a regular contributor to Borneo Research Bulletin and Asian Analysis (ANU online). Currently Dr Horton is undertaking research on the forestry administration in Brunei and the ‘Top Hundred Persons of Power and Influence in Brunei’ in 2006.