Under Chartered Company Rule: North Borneo 1881-1946 - K. G. Tregonning (with author's signature)
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Mr. Tregonning has made a detailed study from original records, in both London and North Borneo, of the British North Borneo Company, the nineteenth-century. Chartered company with the longest history, and the only one to preserved its documents itact. After a brief glance at the history of European and American settlements in Borneo, Mr. Tregonning deals with the formation of the Chartered Company, its relation to the Colonial Office, and its administration and economic development of the territory-its treatment of the problems raised by acute shortage of labor, by the prevalence of disease, and by the existence of slavery. The book ends with the short account of the Japanese occupation, 1941-1945.
University of Malaya Press, Singapore. 1959. Hardcover. Dustjacket a little bit rough with chips on the edges. 250 pages