University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA15-09. Henry John Ball (1820-1874) was the Judge of the Court of Summary Jurisdiction in Hong Kong, where he also held other official positions including Chief Justice, Colonial Secretary, Attorney General and member of the Executive and Legislative Councils. His Hong Kong residence, Ball's Court, was located at the junction of High Street and Western Street in Sai Ying Pun (西營盤), Hong Kong Island. From an album in The National Archives entitled ‘HONG KONG 2. Hong Kong and Macao: the typhoon of 22 September 1874. (CO 1069/445)’. Crown copyright image reproduced by permission of The National Archives, London, England. The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the information provided. This image may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, UK. Telephone: 020 8392 5225. Fax: 020 8392 5266. Infringement of the above condition may result in legal action.

Caption on mount
Residence of the late Judge Ball, destroyed by typhoon of the 22 Sep ./74. Hong Kong.

September 1874
Black and white photograph
The National Archives, London