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Ms Makeswary Periasamy, senior librarian at the National Library.

5 rare books in the National Library’s Rare Collection

1. Plan of the Seletar rubber estate, Singapore [AND] Collection of business documents and letters on the Estate [1910–1923]

Collection of business documents and letters on the Seletar Rubber Estate [1910–1923]

2. Early days of ship surveying in Singapore and of the shipping company, Ritchie & Bisset [1866–1928]

Historical account of ship surveying in Singapore.

3. Plan of Hospital at Pearl’s Hill [1861]

The original site of the Chinese Pauper Hospital (today’s Tan Tock Seng Hospital) and the Seaman’s Hospital was produced on cloth.

4. The Singapore Herald [1939–1940]

5. Japanese fairy tales by Lafcadio Hearn. [circa 1926]

The stories include Chin-chin kobakama, The goblin-spider, The old woman who lost her dumplings, The boy who drew cats, and The fountain of youth.

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