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Sketches of the University of Hong Kong, 1951 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 63/24

Scope and Contents

Fourteen undated sketches depicting views of the University of Hong Kong, many of which have since disappeared under high-rise developments. Twelve of the sketches are incorporated into Christmas cards from F.S. and D.M. Drake. The sketches are presumably from Drake's time as Professor of Chinese. There is an accompanying letter from Bernard Drake to T.A. Barringer, R.C.S. Librarian, 7 December 1996.


  • Creation: 1951 - 1964


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Biographical / Historical

Frederick Seguier Drake (b. 1892), O.B.E., B.A., B.D., followed his father into the Baptist Missionary Society in Shantung Province, China. He was ejected from China by the Communists in 1950, and became Professor of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong, 1951-1964.


1 folder(s) (1 folder) : card

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 38

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I. A description of the collection is with the sketches.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Bernard Drake, son of Frederick Drake, December 1996.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Drake, Frederick Seguier, b 1892, Professor of Chinese

Finding aid date

2003-09-17 12:07:36+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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