Historical Photographs of China album reference: Hv35. Edward Bangs Drew album of carte-de-visite portraits.
Subject: Born in Bristol in 1848, A.E. Hippisley joined the Chinese Maritime Customs Service in 1867 and served in various capaicities, including commissioner, chief secretary, and postal secretary, until 1908.
General note: Title from album caption.
Inscription: Inscribed on verso: Affectionately yours, Alfred E. Hippisley.
Provenance: Purchased from Lucy Drew, 1949.
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