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Hillier Collection

The Hillier Collection records some of the family’s long and distinguished presence in China. The brothers Walter, Harry, and Guy Hillier pursued careers in three key institutions of Britain’s informal empire in China: the Consular Service, the Chinese Maritime Customs Service (CMCS) and the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank. See 'Andrew Hillier reflects on Three Brothers in China: Visualising Family in Empire'A Banker and his Amanuensis, Andrew Hillier, Mediating Empire: An English Family in China, 1817-1927 (Folkestone: Renaissance Books, 2020) and Andrew Hillier My Dearest Martha: The Life and Letters of Eliza Hillier (Hong Kong: City University Press, 2021). See also a related collection: Eleanor Richard Collection. HPC refs: Hi-s and Hi01.