Hand-painted watercolour illustrations of Chinese shop signs of Peking [Beijing], on Chinese paper. Painted by Zhou Peichun, Peking (fl 1887-1914), whose name seal appears in Chinese characters on each page. Contains 99 shop signs, each made up of pictures or symbols of the items on sale. Includes key to illustrations in English.
Shop Signs of Peking [Beijing]
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- ReferenceGB 102 CWML MSS/501
- Former ReferenceGB 102 CWML O9/3
- Dates of Creationn.d.
- Language of MaterialChinese English
- Physical Description1 vol
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Administrative / Biographical History
William Francis Dawson (1877-1951) served as a missionary with the London Missionary Society in North China, 1903-1939. He married Stella Selina Bevan in 1905.
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Note inside volume indicates that it was presented by Rev William Francis Dawson & Mrs Stella Selina Dawson of Siaochang, North China, to Mr Symmons, "In memory of happy days spent at 'Belle Vue'". Some time after this it came into the possession of the London Missionary Society and was incorporated into their reference library.