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Felice Beato [Attributed to]
The Staff. Tientsin. 1860-1861
Private collection of Dr. Timothy Connor - Historical Photographs of China
Historical Photographs of China, www.hpcbristol.net, Identifier: GA01-034, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license
Caption on mount:
The Staff. Tientsin. 1860-1861 Jas Mongan A G Consul Ens. Irvine A.W.C. Captn. [...]son [...] Brigr. Genl. Staveley Comd. the troops Tientsin & Taku Captn. Brooke Major of Brigade Tientsin June 1861 Photograph taken at the request of Count Eulenburg, Prussian Ambassador, who presented each officer with a copy.
Background to collection:
Captain George Turnour Horton Atchison was in China serving with the 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot and was Deputy Assistant Quarter-Master General to the troops in north China. He was present at the capture of the Taku Forts and the campaign of 1860 (Second Opium War). Atchison died at Tientsin (Tianjin) on 21 July 1861, aged 28.