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Dickson, Walter George, fl 1850-1895 (surgeon)



Walter George Dickson was born at Kirkcudbrightshire, and attended the University of Edinburgh before becoming a military surgeon in Hong Kong. He published two works, 'Japan: Being a Sketch of the History, Government and Officers of the Empire' (1869) and 'Gleanings from Japan' (1889).

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Sketches by Dr Dickson, circa 1857-circa 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L9/13
Scope and Contents Four pencil sketches attributed to 'Dr Dickson', probably Dr Walter George Dickson, who enjoyed a business relationship with Jardine, Matheson & Co. from circa 1850 to the early 1890s. The largest drawing is of a scene in the Supreme Court of Hong Kong during the trial of nine 'pirates', c. 1857. A number of the figures are identified on the document and in an accompanying typescript note. They include W.H. Alexander, Clerk of the Supreme Court; Daniel Richard Francis Caldwell...
Dates: circa 1857-circa 1860
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