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

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/Y30377A
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      1 album(s) 59 images in 1 album

Scope and Content

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.

Access Information

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Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Alternative Form Available

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

Physical Characteristics and/or 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.

Related Material

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.

Additional Information

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

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