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John Bowring

Sir John Bowring , or Phraya Siamanukulkij Siammitrmahayot (17 October 1792 – 23 November 1872) was a British political economist, traveller, writer, literary translator, polyglot and the fourth Governor of Hong Kong. He was appointed by Queen Victoria as emissary to Siam, later he was appointed by King Mongkut of Siam as ambassador to London, also making a treaty of amity with Siam on April 18, 1855, now referred to as the "Bowring Treaty". His namesake treaty was fully effective for 70 years, until the reign of Vajiravudh. This treaty was gradually edited and became completely ineffective in 1938 under the government of Plaek Phibunsongkhram. Later, he was sent as a commissioner of Britain to the newly created Kingdom of Italy in 1861. He died in Claremont in Devon on November 23, 1872.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1, 1792 (Exeter), Died November 23, 1872 (Exeter)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 919 7-in. Before June 1896 Watchman tell us of the night J. W. Myers Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-6578 10-in. 11/4/1908 In the cross of Christ we glory Herbert Waterous ; Mrs. Herbert Waterous Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-11119 10-in. 10/20/1911 In the cross of Christ I glory Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26900 10-in. 9/26/1922 Watchman, tell us of the night Trinity Male Choir Male vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bowring, John," accessed April 17, 2024,

Bowring, John. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from

"Bowring, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 April 2024.

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