Scope and Content
Title: China and Pacific Coast photograph album
Identifier/Call Number: Wyles Mss 205
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Language of Material:
0.21 linear feet
(1 half-size document box)
Date: circa 1900
Abstract: Photographs of China and Pacific Coast Americas. Photographic views taken by and documenting a British Sailor on his travels
and with the Royal Navy to China, c. 1900s.
Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
The collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
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permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
[Identification of Item], China and Pacific Coast photograph album, Wyles Mss 205. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa
Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Library purchase, 2015.
Scope and Content
Photographs of China and Pacific Coast Americas. Photographic views taken by and documenting a British Sailor on his travels
and with the Royal Navy to China. Subjects include Totem Poles in Canada, Panama Canal, Acapulco streets in Mexico, civic
buildings in Hawaii, Guatemala, Chile and Peru. Chines views and Naval operations along the coast of Southern China predominate.
Naval interest is shown by images of T.B.D. Sparrowhawk at Vancouver, Hawaii fishermen in their canoes photographed from the
sailor's ship, HMS Centurion¸ Fore Turret Guns, 'Preparing Mines' and 'Clearing Ship for Action', coal ships at Hong Kong
and Wei-hai-wei, Chinese Junks, two studies of Sailors and officers 'Building a Pier at Mirs Bay S. China', Cruisers at Woosung,
'Steamer in Wei-hai-wei after hitting mine' (with a close-up of the damage), Cruister at Leu-kun-toa, Boat Race, Picket Boat,
and Troopships – including the later (1912) loose photos of HMS Indomitable and Hecla, 'the Fleet taken off Portland' – and
Bismarck. Land-based Chinese studies show Shanghai housing, the City Gate to the walled city Wei-hai-wei, a Wedding, Funeral,
and a group of local children.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Weihaiwei (China) -- Pictorial works
Hong Kong (China) -- Pictorial works
Pacific Coast (North America) -- Pictorial works
Acapulco (Mexico) -- Pictorial works
Mirs Bay (China) -- Pictorial works
Totem poles -- Canada -- Pictorial works
Public buildings -- Hawaii -- Pictoral works
China -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Pictorial works
Coasts -- China -- Pictorial works
Peru -- Pictorial works
Panama Canal (Panama) -- Pictorial works
Guatemala -- Pictorial works
Chile -- Pictorial works
England and Wales--Royal Navy