Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Sw32-043. Khaki cloth Kodak Negative Album, 12 cm x 9.5 cm. 210 negatives sized 1.5 inches x 1.25 inches -:- 40mm x 30mm. The album was later labelled P62/IX.  John Finnie was born in Greenock, Scotland, in 1897, and came to Taikoo Dockyard and Engineering Company (a Swire business), Hong Kong, in 1924, as Ship Draghtsman. In 1937, he was appointed Manager of the dockyard. Finnie was interned at Stanley, and after the war worked on reconstructing and modernising the wrecked dockyard. In 1947-1948, he became the first President of the Engineering Society of Hong Kong.

Caption on mount
Album cover: ‘U Home 1-100 May 1939 – Aug 1947’ Album index: Folio (Sleeve) 26, one negative: H Kong J. Finnie Aug '40


Location
Date
August 1940
Photographer
Material
Negative
Media
Black and white photograph
Repository
Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London