Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
China and Pacific Coast photograph album
Wyles Mss 205  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (59.25 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
Table of contents What's This?
  • Access Restrictions
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: China and Pacific Coast photograph album
    Identifier/Call Number: Wyles Mss 205
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 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.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    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 on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [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.

    Acquisition Information

    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. c. 1900's.
    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
    Photograph albums
    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
    Bismarck (Steamship)
    Indomitable (Ship)
    Hecla (Ship)
    Centurion (Ship)