Staff outside College Buildings

Scope and Content

Group photograph of Chinese teaching staff and members of a mission from China. There is also a list attached of known people in the photograph, prepared by Mrs De Vries. Identified in the photograph are: Helen van der Hoeven, Edward (Ted) Youde, Walter Simon, Chao Yuan-Jen, Dr Wen Yuan-ming, Han Li-wu, Donald Horne abd Harry Simon. Staff members photographed are Professor Edwards and Helen Wright. There are other people in the photograph who remain unidentified.

Conditions Governing Access


Alternative Form Available

A copy was also given to the Alumni Office in 2009 by Mrs De Vries.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

black and white print

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

Copyright held by SOAS, University of London

Custodial History

The photograph was given to Michel Hockx, Professor of Chinese by Mrs De Vries when she visited SOAS in 2009. Mrs de Vries was a student at SOAS from 1943 to 1945 undertaking a course leading up to a BA Honours degree in Classical Chinese

Related Material

A copy of the photograph was also published in the Alumni Newsletter, Issue 33, Spring 2009, p.14