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The core central archives of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, are held at the Second Historical Archives of China, in Nanjing. This link will take you to a page which contains information about the archives there, and about the catalogue to that archive.

Below you will find information about the location, where known, of the archives of individual Customs stations. The Second Historical Archives of China holds the records of the Inspectorate-General, the London Office, the Customs Reference Library, and the Marine Department, and correspondence with stations, but it does not hold the records of individual stations. Some of these are still in the hands of the Customs Service today, but many have been transferred into municipal or regional archives. Not all of the materials held in these archives are open to researchers.

These records complement the Inspectorate files. Although there is duplication, there is also local correspondence with firms and consulates, inter-station correspondence, much personnel material, and local reports from sub-stations and other raw data.

Aigun Customs 瑷珲关

Amoy Customs 厦门关: although these records were apparently ordered and organised by the Customs History Research Centre at Xiamen University, they remain the custody of the Xiamen Customs and are closed to researchers.

Antung Customs 安东关

Canton Customs 粤海关 held at the Guangdong Provincial Archives, open to researchers. There are 4923 files in three series 94-1, 94-2, 94-3.

Changsha Customs 长沙关

Chefoo Customs 东海关:

Chinkiang Customs 镇江关:

Chinwangtao Customs 秦皇岛:

Chuanchow Customs 泉州关区

Chungking Customs 重庆关:held at Chongqing Municipal Archives. There are 2858 files in Series 0351. Only 2338 files are open to researchers. These accessible only via digital workstations, and the cataloguing is vague and inadequate.

Dairen Customs 大连关:

Foochow Customs 闽海关:

Hangchow Customs 杭州关:

Hankow Customs 江汉关: held in the Hebei Provincial Archives, Wuhan. There are 3612 files. See this description of the archive (in Chinese).

Harbin Customs 滨江(哈尔滨)关:

Hunehun (Lungchingtsun) Customs 珲春(延吉)关:

Ichang Customs 宜昌关: held at the Yichang Municipal Archives. There are 333 files. See this description of the archive (in Chinese).

Kiaochow (Tsingtao) Customs 胶海关: held at the Qingdao Municipal Archives. Not very extensive.

Kirin Customs 吉林关:

Kiukiang Customs 九江关:

Kiungchow Customs 琼海关: held at the Guangdong Provincial Archives, open to researchers. There are 2181 files in series 103.

Kongmoon Customs 江门关: held at the Guangdong Provincial Archives, open to researchers. There are 1953 files in series 98.

Kowloon Customs 九龙关: held at the Guangdong Provincial Archives, open to researchers. There are 2191 files in series 95.

Kukong Customs 曲江关:  held at the Guangdong Provincial Archives, open to researchers. There are 377 files in series 100.

Lanchow Customs 兰州关:

Lappa Customs (Macao) 拱北关: held at the Guangdong Provincial Archives, open to researchers. There are 34 files in series 99.

Luichow: held at the Guangdong Provincial Archives, open to researchers. There are 998 files in series 102.

London: not a Customs Station, but the office files were sent to China in 1947, and form part of the Inspectorate Archive at the Second Historical Archives of China.

Loyang Customs 洛阳关:

Lungchow Customs 龙州关:

Mengtsz:

Moukden:

Nanking:

Nanning:

Newchwang:

Pakhoi:

Pengpu:

Samshui: held at the Guangdong Provincial Archives, open to researchers. There are 151 files in  series 96.

Santuao:

Shanghai: these remain the custody of the Shanghai Customs and are closed to researchers. There are about 6000 files.

Shasi 沙石关: these are held in the Shashi Municipal Archives 沙市市档案馆. There are 496 files, covering the years 1896-1949.

Sian:

Sinkiang:

Soochow:

Swatow: held at the Guangdong Provincial Archives, open to researchers. There are 1360 files in  series 101.

Szemao:

Tamsui:

Tengyueh:

Tientsin: held at the Tianjin Municipal Archives. For more details see this page. There are 8252 files.

Wanhsien: held at Wanzhou District Archives 万州区档案馆, open to researchers. There are 536 files in Series 054. These are in the process of being translated and published (December 2016).

Weihaiwei:

Wenchow:

Wuchow: held at the Guangdong Provincial Archives, open to researchers. There are 5 files in  series 97-1

Wuhu:

Yatung 亚东关: a two volume set of materials relating to this station was published in 2000: 西藏亚东关档案选编 (中国藏学出版社)

Yochow: