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Correspondence re Hayllar's exhibition of prints, circa 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 36/9

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Francis Bulkeley Johnson; Ernest John Eitel; Thomas Child Hayllar; Sir John Pope-Hennessy; John Wodehouse, Earl of Kimberley; Malcolm Struan Tonnochy (Superintendent of Victoria Gaol and Acting Colonial Treasurer, Hong Kong); Arathoon Seth (Clerk of Councils, Hong Kong); Hugh Low; and others, with related statements and notices, Hong Kong, 19 September 1881-7 March 1882, concerning the accusation that Hayllar exhibited indecent prints in Lady Catherine Pope-Hennessy's boudoir. The correspondence is in three untitled bound pamphlets printed in Hong Kong and apparently issued by Johnson (1882?). They have been labelled by Johnson respectively 'For private circulation only' (17 folios + cover), 'Appendix No 1. For private circulation only Strictly private & confidential' (5 folios + cover), and 'Appendix No 2. For private circulation only' (8 folios + cover).


  • Creation: circa 1882


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3 pamphlet(s) (3 pamphlets)

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