Ref NoDM2823
TitleWilliam Cooper Collection
DescriptionWilliam Boyd Cooper (1878-1945) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Around 1911, he was appointed Professor of Commerce at Peking University, where he lectured in English and French. Cooper joined the North China British Volunteer Corps, and was later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC) on 12th February 1917. He served in France with the CLC. He rose to be a captain, then relinquished his Commission in 1919. William Cooper and his family returned from China and settled in Wimbledon, London, England.

Two dismounted photograph albums and loose photographs. The photographs in the William Cooper Collection have been digitised. The digital images are on the Historical Photographs of China web site: Historical Photographs of China ref: WC.

DM2823/1: Part of a photograph album. Photographs taken in Grenoble, France, 1910; Beijing and north China, c.1911-1919, including of the Peking Mutiny, 1912 (Historical Photographs of China ref: WC01).
DM2823/2: Part of a photograph album. Photographs of the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC), Weihai, 1919; Penang; Malaysia; Tianjin; Hong Kong and Singapore (Historical Photographs of China ref: WC02).
DM2823/3: Loose photographs (Historical Photographs of China ref: WC-s).
Extent1 box
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