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China, Hong Kong and Siam [i.e. Thailand]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377A

Scope and Contents

Album of albumen prints, by unknown photographers, with pencilled captions. The majority of the photographs show scenes in China, but there are also some of Hong Kong and, towards the end, Siam, though the different countries are intermixed.


  • Creation: 1860 - 1889

Conditions Governing Access

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1 album(s) (59 images in 1 album)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

the album has been rebound but the cover is slightly water-damaged. The pages are in a sound condition though somewhat brittle and dust stained. The photographs are in fair condition, with some fading and yellowing.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: East Asia, fiche numbers 1-2.

Related Materials

This volume forms part of a group of albums containing images from many parts of the world. The others in the group can be found at Y302B, Y3022U, Y3039A, Y305D and Y307A. They appear to be the collection of a widely travelled individual, but nothing definite is known about their origin.


This item level description was entered by NE and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Date information

DateText: The majority of the photographs were probably taken during the 1880s..



Includes index.
2004-07-22 16:32:54+00:00
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