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A.H. Laing's photographs of Hong Kong and China

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Two albums of photographs of Hong Kong, mainland China, including Peking, Canton and Macao, and the Cocos Islands created by Alfred H. Laing, circa 1901-1906. With some loose photographs, drawings, two postcards and one letter to Laing. The photographs show buildings and street scenes in Hong Kong and mainland China, landscapes, the effects of a typhoon in Hong Kong in 1906, individuals and social gatherings.

Dates

  • c.1901-1906

Extent

0.3 Linear metres (2 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 401
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MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 401

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12180

Overview

A.H. Laing's photographs of Hong Kong and China

Biographical / Historical

Alfred H. Laing (fl. 1901-1912) was an assistant at Butterfield and Swire, the Far Eastern trading company, based at their Hong Kong office in the early 1900s.

Custodial History

Bequeathed to Somerville College, Oxford, by Mary Laing, grandaughter of A.H. Laing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Somerville College, Oxford, in 2014.
Title
Catalogue of A.H. Laing's photographs of Hong Kong and China
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
Date
2016
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom