Isidore Cyril Cannon

in Public Success, Private Sorrow

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099616
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207301 | DOI:

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It was possible that people in the Customs Service were already familiar with Brewitt-Taylor (B-T) when he joined in 1891 because the staff may have had contact with him in Foochow. This was because the Service provided financial aid for the Naval Yard School as well as staff for the Naval Dockyard project. While informal social contact may have also occurred in the Foochow area, B-T was moreover increasingly recognized as he had been involved in the Royal Asiatic Society's North China Branch, and through his many writings. During this period, expatriates were able to move around in different field of work in China and in other developing parts of the world because they were more familiar with whatever work was available. This chapter looks into how B-T was assigned to work in Tientsin, his encounters with Alexander Michie of the Chinese Times, and his decision to marry Ann Amy Jane Michie.

Keywords: Alexander Michie; Chinese Times; Ann Amy Jane Michie; second marriage; Tietsin; expatriate

Chapter.  4087 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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