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Papers of Dato Loke Wan Tho, 1896-1974 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2592244
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Loke Wan Tho, Dato, 1915-1964
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1896-2005 
3.90 m. (18 boxes) + 18 fol. boxes and 1 large fol. item. 
Summary

Loke's interests in travel, photography, sport, fine arts and ornithology are reflected in this carefully documented collection. Types of material include photographs, clippings albums, correspondence, diaries, obituaries, collected articles, notes, memos, speeches, lectures and souvenir programmes. Included in the collection are photographs taken by Dato Loke Wan Tho while on ornithological expeditions in Singapore, Malaysia, Finland and Sweden. Three copies of 'Warisan Loke', an exhibition catalogue published by Balai Seni Lukis Negara (the National Art Gallery of Malaysia) relating to photographs donated to that institution by Dato Loke Wan Tho.

Biography/History

Dato Loke Wan Tho was a Malaysian businessman and a patron of a number of sporting, photographic, art and architectural societies. He was a chairman of the Cathay Organisation (films), of Malaysian Airways, of the National Library Board (Malaysia) and director of a number of companies ranging from hotels and automobiles. He was educated in England and travelled extensively in many parts of the world.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 6057.

Related Material Loke Wan Tho photographic collection, ca. 1930-1964; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection #PIC/8034/1-2065.  Loke Wan Tho map collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Map collection MAP LOKE WAN THO MAP COL./1-65 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D1135.

Index/Finding Aid Note Preliminary list available (4 p.). 
Subjects Loke Wan Tho, Dato, 1915-1964 -- Archives.  |  Badminton (Game)  |  Birds -- Photographs.  |  Businessmen -- Malaysia -- Archives.  |  Ornithology.  |  Photography.
Time Coverage 1896-2005 
Occupation Business professionals.  |  Ornithologists.  |  Photographers.  |  Sportsmen and sportswomen.

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