C.A.V. Bowra’s Farewell Tiffin, Beijing

C.A.V. Bowra’s Farewell Tiffin, Beijing




University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA01-01. From an album in The National Archives entitled: ‘The Chinese Customs in Peking 1889-1891’. (C0 1069/421. CHINA 1. Social life of Chinese Customs Service in Peking, 1889-1891). 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. Cecil Arthur Verner Bowra (1869-1947) is in the front row, in the middle. On the album page, an arrow in pencil (and the initials H.SS) points to the man in the front row, with a cane. ‘H.SS’ is Henry Somerset Saunderson (1868-1947). Farewell Tiffin = a lunch event to mark Bowra leaving China. See NA01-02.

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Bowra’s Farewell Tiffin / H.SS



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Black and white photograph


The National Archives, London

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