Carey, Frederic Collection
Frederic William Carey (1874-1931) served in the Chinese Maritime Customs, 1891-1928. The thirty images in this collection were taken by Fred Carey in 1896-1902 in Yunnan province and in the Burma/Yunnan border area. Carey (then Commissioner of Customs, Ningpo) gave a lantern slide lecture in Ningbo on 9 February 1922, on ‘Native Life on the Burma-Yunnan Frontier’. A set of Carey's lantern slides entitled 'Yunnan' is in the collection of the Royal Geographical Society, London, as well as a pamphlet ('With a Camera in Yunnan'), map and photographs. See The Geographical Journal, Vol 15, No. 5, May 1900, pages 486-515. Carey died in Shanghai on 6 January 1931, aged 54. See also two blogs by Dr Andrew Hillier: ‘With a Camera in Yunnan’: the Ethnographic Expeditions of Frederic W. Carey, RGS #1 and ‘With a Camera in Yunnan’: the Ethnographic Expeditions of Fred W. Carey, RGS #2. HPC ref: FC01.