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A Banker and his Amanuensis

Andrew Hillier draws on the Richard Family Collection in Historical Photographs of China to evoke the moving relationship between Guy Hillier and his young amanuensis, Ella Richard. Andrew’s book, Mediating Empire: An English Family in China, 1817-1927, is published this … Continue reading

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The Banker’s Bullet-Ridden Buick

Andrew Hillier explores the story behind a pair of striking photographs in our collection, and in his family’s history. The images of Guy Hillier’s bullet-ridden car would have been surprising to those who knew him only as the blind and … Continue reading

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