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Scrap-book [a 'Letts's Office Diary and Almanac for 1887'] containing newspaper and journal cuttings, concert and dinner programmes, tickets, illustrations, letters and notes to Cantlie, invitations, visiting cards, lecture and meeting notices, songs, poems and menu cards.

Date
1875-c.1900
Reference
MS.7920
Part of
Cantlie, Sir James, F.R.C.S. (1851-1926)
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Subjects covered are: the work of the College of Medicine for Chinese, including references to student Sun Yat Sen; the civilian and military first aid and ambulance movements in Britain and Hong Kong that were inspired by Cantlie, including the St John Ambulance Association and the Volunteer Medical Staff Corps: social functions of Charing Cross Hospital Medical School; activities of "Ye Cronies", a Burns tribute association, and the Hong Kong "Odd Volumes" Society, both set up by Cantlie in Hong Kong; tributes and thanks to Cantlie on his departure from Hong Kong in 1896; letters of thanks from grateful patients; the sinking of the English steamer the Kowshing by a Japanese war-ship near Shopaioul Island [c.1891].

Notably contains two travel permits labelled 'Passport to Pekin' one being a large folded sheet of paper in Chinese [blue and red ink] stamped by the British Consul in Port Tientsin* (for a translation of the passport please apply to the Duty Archivist), and the other a manuscript document in English granting permission for Dr and Mrs Cantlie's to visit Vladivostok, Russia, 1894; pencil sketch [by Cantlie] of Hong Kong hospital ship Hygeia; Manila lottery tickets, 1893; literature on opening of the Passmore Edwards Convalescent Home for Charing Cross Hospital, Jul 1896.

Partially indexed.

Contents mainly cover 1890-c.1900.

Publication/Creation

1875-c.1900

Physical description

224ff. 1 Volume. (Directory printed pp. 1-24; index foliated in pencil pp. 1-9; diary printed pp. 1-365 then foliated in pencil to p. 398; 2 front, 2 end pages unfoliated; many pages blank).

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Location of duplicates

Passport to Peking (Beijing): Wellcome Images image number L0040610

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