Photograph captioned 'Visit by H.G. Sir Edward Seymour, Commander-in-Chief, to Nanking Viceroy, 1900'

Material Information

Photograph captioned 'Visit by H.G. Sir Edward Seymour, Commander-in-Chief, to Nanking Viceroy, 1900'
Series Title:
Papers of Reginald Follett Codrington Hedgeland
Alternate Title:
Visit by H.G. Sir Edward Seymour, Commander-in-Chief, to Nanking Viceroy, 1900
Nation-Dixon, M. L., Mrs.
Publication Date:
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Subjects / Keywords:
Seymour, Edward Hobert, 1840-1929 -- Photographs
亞洲 -- 中國 -- 江蘇省 -- 南京
亚洲 -- 中国 -- 江苏省 -- 南京
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- China -- Jiangsu -- Nanjing
32.06167 x 118.77778


General Note:
Sir Edward Hobart Seymour (30 April 1840 – 2 March 1929) was a Royal Navy officer who served as Admiral of the Fleet. He took part in the sinking of the war-junks, the Battle of Canton and the Battle of Taku Forts during the Second Opium War and then saw action again at the Battle of Cixi during the Taiping Rebellion.
General Note:
Reginald Follett Codrington Hedgeland was born in Exeter, Devon on December 18th 1874. He was educated at St Paul's School London and at Pembroke College, Oxford. After graduating in 1897 he joined the Chinese Maritime Customs Service in May 1898 and was posted to Kiungchang. He then went on to serve at Nanking, Tientsin, Lappa, Kowloon, Swatow and Nanning, of which latter port he was in charge for six years. He became Deputy Commissioner in 1917 and in April 1921 he was appointed Commissioner. On returning from leave in 1923 he was given charge of Aigun on the Amur river in Manchuria. He was subsequently in charge of Swatow and Canton, and retired in April 1930 while Commissioner at Hankow. He had a fluent command of Chinese, both of Mandarin and Cantonese and held the Order of the Chia Ho, 4th and 3rd Class, and 3rd Class with Brilliants; the 3rd Class of the Order of Wên Hu; and the Ordre Royal des Millions d'Élephants et du Parasol Blanc de Luang Prabang, France.
General Note: [name authority] : Nanjing : URI
General Note:
Nanjing was previously Romanised as Nanking and Nankin
General Note:
Jiangsu was previously Romanised as Kiangsu
General Note:
To order this photograph from physical storage, please reference: "PP MS 82 Box 3" and "PP MS 82/2/1/081"
General Note:
Donated by Mrs Nation Dixon in 2002; 2013
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Seymour, Edward Hobert 1840-1929 : URI

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
PP MS 82/2/1/081 ( SOAS Archives reference number )
He01-081 ( Historical Photographs of China identifier )