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Du Bose, Rev. Hampden C. Brush, George R., M.D.
Soochow: The Capital of Kiangsu or A Guide to Soochow - 2 copies, manuscript notes and addenda bound into one with four vernacular photographs
American Presbyterian Mission Press; Messrs. Kelly & Walsh. W. Brewer, Esq., Shanghai, 1888. Two copies of this guide, one with manuscript additions and vernacular albumen photographs by George R. Brush M.D., recounting his trip to 'Suchau. Kiangsu. China Dec.: 16th and 17th 1888' and visit with the author Du Bose. Dr. George R. Brush was a ship's doctor for the American Squadron in the China Seas. Brush purchased many pamphlets on his trip to the East and was in the habit of carrying them around with him in his breast pocket, which results in a slight vertical fold in the pamphlets. This pamphlet bears his faint ownership stamp "Geo. R. Brush MD. U.S. Navy Sayville, L.I. N. York". Brush meets Du Bose and uses his pamphlet as a guide to his sight seeing. He writes on a sheet inserted into the pamphlet, describing his trip and fellow travelers, Chief Engineer Butterworth & Lt. Murdock. The entry starts on Dec. 14th, ending 7 days later with his return to Shanghai. Details include . "18th a.m. to old pagoda and on hill near granite quarry. Cyclopeaen Wall. P.m. at Goodman's Bridge and up mountain to Taoist temple. Wed. 19 At Pagoda Hill, Kwang fish & around mountain monastery Uon-mio-kwan near the border of the lake." Also inserted is a Christmas poem for 1888 "To the Ward Room Mess of the U.S.S. 'Omaha'", 34 lines of poetry, signed "C.F." The images depict an overview of Soochow; at the river's edge with a pagoda in the distance; river boats from the bank; and one of a Chinese man plowing his field with a bullock. 4 photographs, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4", slightly faded. Each has a sli … [Click Below for Full Description]
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