Watson, Major J.C.

Major James Crombie WATSON (1833-1908) was born on 28 November 1833 in Tasmania, Australia. He was an officer in the Anglo-Chinese Artillery and later superintendent of police at Ningpo (Ningbo). Watson was also a passionate and accomplished amateur photographer. Source: Terry Bennett History of Photography in China - Western Photographers - 1861-1879, Quaritch 2010, pp150-152. Some of the photographs in the album, referenced as Bo01 by HPC, as well as all of the photographs in the album Bo02, are attributed to Major Watson, or were definitely taken by him. See Bo02-001, a portrait of Major Watson.