Victorian mother and three children (Polhill-Turner family)
A Victorian mother and three children. They are Mrs Polhill-Turner (nee Emily Frances Barron, d 1913)), wife of Frederick Charles Polhill-Turner (1826-1881), with Alice (Alice Kate Frances, 1856-1931), Arthur (Arthur Twistleton, 1862-1935) and Beatrice (Emily Beatrice Violet, d 1930). They lived at Howbury Hall, Renhold, Bedfordshire. Arthur, along with his brother Cecil (Cecil Henry, 1860-1938), formed part of the so-called Cambridge Seven in the 1880s and spent many years in China as a Christian missionary.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Gill Stoker
China, Missionary Eugenio Massi - Converted Revolutionaries
A fascinating card, in three sections - first (top left), a portrait of the leader of the 10,000 revolutionaries who 'infested' the central Chen-Si region, dressed in the uniform of a killed British general. Next (top right), we have S. Eugenio Massi (1875-1944), Apostolic Vicar of the Central Chen-Si (Scen-si), China and Missionary of the G. F. C. I, who pacified the revolutionaries. The lower section shows the six wives of the Revolutionary leader, also saved by the preaching of Eugenio Massi. Massi was killed during the bombing of Hankow (Hankou) in 1944. Date: circa 1920
Robert Morrison, Protestant missionary
Robert Morrison (1782-1834), Anglo-Scottish Protestant missionary to Portuguese Macao, Qing-era Guangdong and Dutch Malacca, seen here with Li Shigong (left) and Chen Laoyi (centre), who are working on a translation of the Bible.
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