The collection comprises 42 glass lantern slides, principally of Manchuria and the Chinese Labour Corps taken by George Cormack (1912-1919). Also includes an album of photographs (1912-1913) relating to a visit on the Trans-Siberian Railway to Siberia and North Manchuria.
Photographic material on the Chinese Labour Corps by George E Cormack
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 380660
- Dates of Creation1912 - 1919
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box of glass slides; 1 part box
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Administrative / Biographical History
George E. Cormack was born in 1886. He spent the period 1913-1917 in Manchuria as a business representative, returning to Britain escorting a group of Chinese labourers destined for the Chinese Labour Corps. He served with the British Expeditionary Force in North Russia between 1918-1919 and this was followed by a brief sojourn in South Russia, 1919-1920. He then worked in Estonia and Latvia as a shipping agent, 1924-1940. He returned to northern Russia from 1941-1942 as a Ministry of War Transport representative with the Murmansk convoys. He died in 1959.
The material is arranged in chronological order.
Conditions Governing Access
Donated in 1995 and 1996.
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