William Nassau Jocelyn, attaché to Lord Elgin and photographer
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University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: VH02-080. Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution reference: L04357-022f. The Honourable William Nassau Jocelyn (1832-1892), diplomat and amateur photographer, was born in Brighton, England, the youngest son of the third Earl of Roden. Attached to Lord Elgin’s mission to China, Jocelyn arrived in Shanghai on 28 July 1858, and left on 28 January 1859, also spending a few weeks in Japan in August. In October 1858, Jocelyn notably photographed a set of portraits at the British Consulate, Shanghai, including Chinese Imperial Commissioners. In September 1858 and between 1st January and 28th January 1859, Jocelyn photographed elsewhere in Shanghai. See VH01-056 and VH02-196 (portraits of William Jocelyn). See 'History of Photography in China, 1842-1860' by Terry Bennett, pages 129-139.
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