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Visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to Hongkong [i.e. Hong Kong] in 1869

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3038B

Scope and Contents

A printed book compiled from local journals and other sources, with prints of photographs by John Thomson inserted.

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1834-1900), second son of Queen Victoria, served in the Royal Navy, and in 1866 was promoted Captain. From 1867-68 he commanded HMS 'Galatea' on an extensive cruise which was cut short when he was wounded in Sydney. After returning to the U.K., 'Galatea' sailed for the Far East, and in the course of this cruise visited Hong Kong from 31 October - 16 November 1869. This volume chronicles the visit and is illustrated with a portrait (with facsimile signature) and six scenes, though none show actual events.

Dates

  • 1869

Creator

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Biographical / Historical

The Reverend William R. Beach was colonial chaplain and canon of Victoria, Hong Kong.

Extent

1 volume(s) (7 images in 1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

There is some waterstaining of mounts and fading of prints.

General

This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Originator(s)

Beach, William R, fl 1869, clergyman

Includes index.
Date
2004-07-26 14:04:05+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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