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Final Years

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/9789622099616.003.0017
Final Years

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Many of the retired members of the Customs Service, including B-T, maintain strong interest and identification in the Service. Maze, one of Brewitt-Taylor's (B-T's) colleagues, wrote to B-T criticizing Aglen because of his attempts at acting independently instead of serving the Chinese government. Maze was asking B-T to comment on the situation, and William MacDonald was tasked in making sure that the material was returned to Maze. B-T felt pride in having participated in the Service and how the Service was valued in China, however his happy memories of this time were blighted by the fact that he experienced another loss as his son Leonard died on May 14, 1933 as the result of an unknown illness. After his son's death, B-T was prompted to make a will of his own and organize his property and investments.

Keywords: Leonard's death; Service; Maze; Chinese government; will

Chapter.  6439 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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