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Richard Family Collection

The Richard Family Collection consists of an album and some loose prints. The album was compiled by Eleanor (Ella) Isabella Hillier (née Richard). Eleanor Hillier (1879-1963) was the eldest daughter of the Welsh Baptist missionary to China, Timothy Richard (1845-1919), and Mary Martin. Ella Hillier spoke and read Chinese, was a teacher, and trained as secretary. The early photographs were taken before Eleanor’s marriage to the banker Guy Hillier on 19 December 1919, in Hong Kong. The couple lived in Beijing until Guy Hillier’s death in 1924. See also the Hillier Collection. Only a selection from the Richard Family Collection is currently live on HPC, refs: EH01, EH-s and FD-s. Part of the collection is held in Special Collections, University of Bristol Library (Special Collections ref DM2840).