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: British Empire & Commonwealth
: Marriott collection
: This collection contains photographs and loose prints taken or collected by Dr Marriott between approximately 1902 and 1923. Dr Oswald Marriott was born on 30 Dec 1873, and educated at Dulwich College followed by London and Vienna Universities. He qualified in 1900. He worked at the Peak Hospital in Hong Kong between 1902 and 1923, when it closed, also working as a lecturer at the Hong Kong College of Medicine (part of HKU) and as a surgeon for Chinese Maritime Customs. He served in France as a Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps during WW1. He died on 17 June 1953. He was married (1915) to Gladys Ellen Murray, and had two sons. The photographs are mainly of Hong Kong where Marriott was based, but also cover his journeys into mainland China, South Korea and Japan.They feature scenery, street scenes, places of interest, local people and customs, including Marriott himself and the Peak Hospital where he worked. It has been assumed that the majority of the photos were taken by Marriott, apart from those of the 1906 Hong Kong typhoon which he purchased. The majority of the photos are accompanied by detailed handwritten notes which provide valuable contextual information on Edwardian Hong Kong. This catalogue was produced with support from the National Cataloguing Grants Programme for Archives
Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan
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