Historical Photographs of China album reference: Hv35. Edward Bangs Drew album of carte-de-visite portraits.
Historical: Southwell Brothers comprised William Henry Southwell (1823-1870), Frederick Southwell (1833-1883) and Edwin Southwell (1840-1882) who worked together as prominent portrait photographers of London Victorian society.
General note: Title from album caption.
Subject: F.E. Wright joined the Chinese Maritime Customs Service in 1859 and eventually was appointed Audit Secretary, serving in this position from 1874-1878 and 1880-1881.
Provenance: Purchased from Lucy Drew, 1949.
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