List of title deeds, Chefoo property

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List of title deeds, Chefoo property
Coke, Anna Marie Magdeleine, 1862-1947 ( Author, Primary )
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Subjects / Keywords:
亞洲 -- 中國 -- 山東省 -- 煙台市
亚洲 -- 中国 -- 山东省 -- 烟台市
Europe -- United Kingdom -- England -- Devon -- Exeter -- Heavitree
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- China -- Shandong -- Yantai
37.545383 x 121.401783


General Note:
Dated 24 June 1922
General Note:
Signed by and in the hand of Lady Coke, Anna Marie Magdeleine Coke, nee Fergusson
General Note:
Written on stationery printed, "Clystlands, Heavitree, Exeter". Clystlands House is located on Fore Street, in the Heavitree area of Exeter (post code in 2020: EX1 2QQ -- Latitude 50.722958, Longitude -3.510217)
General Note:
Yantai, previously known as Chefoo, is located in present day (2020) Shandong province
General Note:
Chefoo was designated a treaty port by Treaty of Tientsin 1859
General Note:
Thomas Tierney Fergusson founded the trading firm of Fergusson & Co in 1861 following the establishment of a treaty port at Chefoo [Yantai]. Until 1889 he traded alone but then went into partnership with John Pender Wake. According to Frances Wood, author of No dogs and not many Chinese: Treaty port life in China 1843-1943 , "Chefoo was never much of a trading port, with only four foreign trading firms (three of them British) active in 1891, shipping beancake, vermicelli, peanuts, silks, hairnets, lace and fruits." During his time in Chefoo Fergusson was a staunch supporter of the Catholic St Mary's Church and of the Catholic Mission there. Fergusson went on leave to England in 1889, dying there unexpectedly, on 22nd November 1890. The firm Fergusson & Co continued under new ownership for a number of years but Fergusson's property was managed through agents in China, first by his widow, Anna Fergusson and, after her death, in 1908 by his daughter Anne Marie Madeleine, wife of Admiral Sir Charles Henry Coke. During Lady Coke's life the property was sold off in various lots, the last being sold in 1940.

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Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
MS 380715 ( SOAS manuscript number )


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