Godsil Family Photographs

Scope and Content

Photographs, dated ca. 1885-1903, showing groups of pupils at the China Inland Mission School at Chefoo, various lighhouses in China, harbour scenes, views of Chefoo and Hankow, Hongkong, Tientsin, Wenzhou and elsewhere.

Administrative / Biographical History

Members of the Godsil family first went out to China in 1845. They were engaged in maritime work as engineers, in the Imperial Chinese Customs service or as ships' captains. Captain John Godsil was seconded by the Royal Navy to the Imperial Chinese Navy and built a number of lighthouses and other navigational aids around the China coast.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Dr Rosemary White, a descendant of Captain John Godsil.

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