University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Sw-s02. Dinner at Criterion Restaurant, London, on 7 July 1908 (source: The Times, Wednesday, 8 July 1908; p. 11). Hart had just returned from China. Annotations in the hand of G. Warren Swire, identifying the occasion, as well as Sir Robert Hart, and on his left J.H. Scott (John Swire and Sons, and President of the China Association), and also, on his left, sitting, the Chinese Minister to the United Kingdom, Li Ching Fong (Li Jingfang 李經方; 1855?-1934). Sir Robert Hart is standing by the top table, on the left. Robert Hart was born in 1835 and died in 1911. He was Inspector-General of the IMCS (Imperial Martitime Customs Service) 1863-1910. See Sw-s01, Sw-s03, Sw-s04 and Sw-s05.

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China Association's dinner to Sir Robert Hart, July 1908. Sir R. Hart standing J.H.S. standing H.E. Lord Li Ching Fong. Chinese Minister.
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Tuesday 7 July 1908
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