Hedgeland, Reginald Collection
Reginald Follett Codrington Hedgeland was born in Exeter, Devon on 18 December 1874. He was educated at St Paul's School London and at Pembroke College, Oxford. After graduating in 1897 he joined the Imperial Maritime Customs Service in May 1898 and was posted to Qiongzhou (Hainan). He then went on to serve at Nanjing, Tianjin, Lappa (Macao), Kowloon, Shantou and Nanning, of which latter port he was in charge for six years. Hedgeland became Deputy Commissioner in 1917 and, in April 1921, he was appointed Commissioner. On returning from leave in 1923, Hedgeland was given charge of Aigun on the Amur river in Manchuria. He was subsequently in charge of Shantou and Canton, and retired in April 1930 while Commissioner at Hankou. His papers and photographs are deposited in Archives & Special Collections, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. We are grateful to SOAS for permission to digitise the photograph albums and make the images available here. 569 images in three albums (HPC refs: He01, He02, and He03) and loose prints (HPC ref: He-s).
Please note revised SOAS archive catalogue reference numbers: HPC ref He01 is SOAS archive catalogue reference: PP MS 82/2/1; HPC reference He02 is SOAS PP MS 82/2/3; HPC reference He03 is SOAS PP MS 82/2/2; HPC reference He-s relates to SOAS archive catalogue references PP MS 82/2/4 and PP MS 82/2/5.