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William Alexander Pickering, [circa 1902-1906], 1902 - 1906

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 7/22

Scope and Contents

113 x 149 mm (mounted on card). A full length portrait showing Pickering seated at a garden table in Locarno where he lived between circa 1902-1906. Pickering (1840-1907) served in the Far East in the Mercantile Marine between 1856 and 1862, joining in that year the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs at Foochow; from 1866-1870 he was employed by a mercantile house in Formosa and in 1871 was appointed a Chinese Interpreter in the Starits Settlements Civil Service. He became Protector of Chinese in 1877, but his career was cut short by a head wound received in 1887 which obliged him to retire in 1889.

Dates

  • 1902 - 1906

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

A commercial photographer active in Locarno in the 1900s. No further information is available.

Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 1565.

General

PJ.

Originator(s)

B├╝chi, Faelli, fl 1900-1909, photographer

Finding aid date

2002-05-29 13:47:38+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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