Stone commemorating Queen Victoria's Jubilee, Wuhu (蕪湖)

Stone commemorating Queen Victoria's Jubilee, Wuhu (蕪湖)




University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA30-131. The stone inscription reads: THIS STONE / WAS LAID BY Mrs B. C. G. SCOTT / THE 30th DAY OF APRIL 1887 / THE 50th OR JUBILEE YEAR OF THE REIGN OF / HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY / QUEEN VICTORIA / F. J. Marshall / H.B.M. Office of Works / B. C. G. Scott / H.B.M. Consul / Yu Hung [.]'. Benjamin Charles George Scott (1847-1929) was the British Consul in Wuhu until 1888, after which he was consul in Yantai (Chefoo) until 1889, when he was appointed Consul in Beihai (Pakhoi). He later served as Consul in Tianjin (Tientsin) from September 1897 to 1899, after which he was Consul-General in Guangzhou (Canton) until 1902. Francis Julian Marshall served in the Office of Works in Shanghai until 1897 and was responsible for the construction of several British consular buildings in China. More information about his work can be found here: From a set of photographs in The National Archives referenced as ‘WORK 55/3’. 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.

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The National Archives, London

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