Table of contents for The taking of Hong Kong : Charles and Clara Elliot in China waters / Susanna Hoe and Derek Roebuck.


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1 WHENEVER THERE IS A BREEZE (1801-34)                                1
2 BY WARSHIP TO CHINA (1834)                                  14
    The Journey                                              14
    To Canton                                                21
3 INTO THE TIGER'S MOUTH (1834)                               24
    Macao                                                    24
    Forcing the Bogue                                        31
4 CLIMBING THE LADDER (1834-6)                                37
5 THE OPIUM TRADE (1836-7)                                    48
    To Lintin                                                48
    The Opium Question                                       51
    To Canton                                                56
    Back to Macao                                            60
6 SOME GROSS INSULT (1838-9)                                  64
    Commissioner Lin's arrival                               64
    The Sailing of the Melbourne                             70
    Elliot to the Rescue                                     71
    Commissioner LinScholar and Activist                     77
7 ELLIOT'S 'TROUBLESOME FRIEND' (1839)                        81
    Back to Macao                                            81
    The End of Some Opium                                    82
    The End of Trade                                         86
8 ALL ENGINEERED BY ELLIOT (1839)                             91
    To Hong Kong Harbour                                     91
    To the Opium War                                         95
    Commissioner Lin and Superintendent Elliot               99



9 CHARLES ELLIOT ALONE (1839-40)                                102
     The Waiting Game                                           102
     The Expeditionary Force Dispatched                         104
     Clara Elliot to Singapore                                  108
     The Elliots and the Windsors                               111
10 LOOKING WESTWARDS (1840)                                      116
     The Cousins                                                116
     Words at Westminster                                       123
11 TWO SUCH IMBECILES (1840)                                     128
     North With the Admiral                                     128
     Clara in Calcutta                                          140
12 THE ROAD TO GLOARY (1841)                                     145
     The Taking of Hong Kong                                    145
     Cession or Cessation                                       152
     How the News was Received                                  156
13 WHIMSICAL AS A SHUTTLECOCK (1841)                             160
     Towards Canton                                             160
     April Letters                                              168
14 WHIPPING OFF THE FOX-HOUNDS (1841)                            174
     To Take Canton?                                            174
     Ceasefire, Again                                           177
15 WRECKED ASHORE (1841)                                         181
     The Wreck of the Louisa                                    186
16 THE WEB OF CALUMNY (1841-43)                                  189
     Homeward Bound                                             189
     Home Again                                                 195
17 ELLIOT, WHERE IS HE? (1843)                                   201
     Exiled to Texas                                            201
     Elliot's Successor in China                                203
     Finances                                                   210
18 EXILED TO ST HELENA (1843-75)                                 212
19 EPILOGUE                                                      224

Notes                                                            228
Genealogies                                                      255
Biographies                                                      259
Bibliography                                                     269
     Published Works                                            269
     Unpublished Documents                                      274
Chronology of Family Lettersfrom Charles and Clara Elliot             276
Index                                                            278








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Elliot, Charles, 1801-1875, Elliot, Clara, 1806-1885, China History Opium War, 1840-1842, Hong Kong (China) History 19th century, Great Britain Foreign relations China, China Foreign relations Great Britain, Hong Kong (China) History