Photocopies of correspondence of Lancelot Lawford

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photocopies of nine letters of Lancelot Lawford to his wife (unnamed) from Shanghai, 1913, and Peking (Beijing), 1917, describing political and military events in China.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lancelot Lawford worked for the Chinese Maritime Customs in Shanghai and Peking at a period of political instability and fighting following the Chinese revolution of 1911 and the establishment of a republic.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

This material was presented by Nigel Lawford in 1997.

Other Finding Aids

Unpublished handlist