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Mitchell, Eleanor Collection

Dr Eleanor Whitworth Mitchell (née Perkins) was born in August 1882 in London and died in 1974. She married Dr Isaiah Edward Mitchell (1869-1935), a Canadian, in London in December 1913. Eleanor and her husband had previously worked in Hong Kong as doctors for the London Missionary Society (LMS). After their marriage, they served in the LMS in Tingchowfu (Tingzhou/Changting) and Hankow (Wuhan). The couple returned to work as medical missionaries in Hong Kong in 1920. Dr Eleanor Whitworth Mitchell probably took many of the photographs in this collection. See ‘Work and movement in the Hong Kong photographs of Dr Eleanor Whitworth Mitchell’ by Helena F S Lopes. 107 images. HPC refs: Mi-s and Mi01.