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

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Lucy McCann
2016



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

c.1901-1906

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

Extent: 2 boxes
Language(s) of Material: English

Biographical

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Acquisition

Donated by Somerville College, Oxford, in 2014.

Preferred Form of Citation

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

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Laing | Alfred H. | fl. 1901-1912 | assistant at Butterfield and Swire trading company

Place name(s) (NCA Rules)

Hong Kong | China

Subject(s)

China | History | Qing dynasty, 1644-1912

Descriptive List

Album containing 98 photographs with 35 loose photographs
Date: c.1901-1906
Shelfmark: MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 401/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Album containing 26 photographs with 30 loose photographs and (fols. 57-59) three drawings, (fols. 60-61) two German postcards showing Peking scenes and (fols. 62-65) one letter to Laing.
Date: c.1901-1906
Shelfmark: MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 401/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box


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