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Career Advancement; Family Concerns

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.003.0009
Career Advancement; Family Concerns

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In spite of the fact that Swatow was relatively isolated from the centre of Customs activity, Brewitt-Taylor's (B-T) family was relieved to travel there after all the disturbances they had experienced in Peking. His first appointment at the commissioner level required him to serve as Acting Commissioner. Although the city had initially been known to have been dangerous, provincial authorities had made the area safe. The office hours at the Customs were relaxed, and the Customs also housed a good library and club. Within their communities, the consul and the Customs commissioner had important roles. This chapter illustrates how B-T's career allowed him greater opportunities, and how, in contrast, it brought about several different issues within the family.

Keywords: Swatow; career; Acting Commissioner; consul; family issues

Chapter.  4011 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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