Historical Photographs of China album reference: Hv37. Edward Bangs Drew family album of photographs of China.
General note: Title from album caption.
Provenance: Purchased from Lucy Drew, 1949.
Subject: Frank James Smith entered the Chinese Maritime Customs Service in 1876 as an assistant. He served in various ranks at Shanghai, Ningpo, Tientsin, Kiukiang, Chefoo, and Hankow before being promoted to deputy commissioner in 1898 and commissioner in 1908. He resigned from the Customs Service in 1917.
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