Photographs in an office in the British Consul’s house, Kunming (昆明)

Photographs in an office in the British Consul’s house, Kunming (昆明)




University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA30-151. See NA30-147, NA30-148, NA30-149, NA30-150, NA30-152, NA30-153, and NA30-154 (other views of the British Consulate in Kunming). It is possible that this is the office of Sir William Henry Wilkinson (1858-1930), who was the British Consul-General in Yunnanfu (Kunming) 1902-1909. If so, the portrait on the desk would be of his wife who died from diphtheria in 1902. Wilkinson was a sinologist, Chinese playing card collector, card game enthusiast and expert. 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.



Estimated Date





Black and white photograph


The National Archives, London

Share this page