Programme for a Customs musical evening, Nanking, 1902

Programme for a Customs musical evening, Nanking, 1902

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: He01-077. Photo from an album (UoB reference He01) kept in the School of Oriental and African Studies Archives, London (SOAS reference PP MS 82/13). Copy of a photomontaged programme list (five photographic portrait heads being juggled by painted warrior). Named clockwise from top left: "Deveria - Willard Straight - K.J. Andés - Gory - Simpson".  J. Devéria, served in the IMCS from December 1901 to December 1911.  Assumed to be related to Jean-Gabriel Devéria (1844-1899), former French Consul General and sinologist.  Willard Dickerman Straight (1880-1918), an American investment banker, publisher, reporter and diplomat, served in the IMCS from January 1902 to February 1904.  K.J. Andés, Austrian, joined the IMCS in July 1898, Andés failed to return from Long Leave in April 1915 - presumably he had gone to war.  H.A. Gory, French, joined IMCS in August 1903, and died in service in August 1912.  Bertram Lenox Simpson (1877-1930), British journalist and editor, wrote about China using the pen name B.L. Putnam Weale. He served in the IMCS from November 1896 to May 1901.  Simpson was shot in October 1930 after seizing control of the Tianjin Customs during an anti-Chiang Kai-shek revolt. He died a month later.

Caption in album or on mount

Deveria - Willard Straight - K.J. Andés - Gory - Simpson

Location

Nanjing

Date

April 1902

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London