Historical Photographs of China album reference: Hv35. Edward Bangs Drew album of carte-de-visite portraits.

General note: Title from album caption.
Subject: William Cartwright joined the Chinese Maritime Customs Service in 1863 and shortly afterward became Secretary to the Inspector General. He served in various capacities before being appointed commissioner in 1873 and held this position until his retirement in 1895.
Provenance: Purchased from Lucy Drew, 1949.

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