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Collection of Admiral Henry Craven St John

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1872
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of effects that belonged to Henry Craven St John, a young Lieutenant (later Commander, then Admiral) who brilliantly fought against pirates in the Chinese Seas in the 1860s. It includes: a presentation scroll to Commander Henry Craven St John, conveying thanks for his fighting piracy at Laksui (1866); a covering letter from the Admiralty (1866); a mahogany and brass-fitted medicine box (1860s); and an album of c. 300 watercolours executed by Henry Craven St John,...
Dates: 1850s-1870s

Two photograph albums of views from Shantung and Shanghai, and from Jehol and Beijing, to Yunnan

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1879
Content Description Two albums containing black and white photographs of landscapes in a variety of locations, as well as portraits and street scenes, each with accompanying text. First album is entitled 'China 1920-1930 - From Shantung and Shanghai to Yunan [sic]' (119 pages), and the second album is entitled 'China 1920-1930 - From Jehol and Peking to Yunnan' (136 pages)”. Many of the photos are grouped into sets of up to ten images on a particular province or theme, such as: Futoshan/Putuoshan, near Shanghai;...
Dates: late 1920s- early 1930s