Ernest Hawkens photograph album, 1934-1936
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- 1 photograph album
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|MSS PHOTO 0539 FLAT BOX 1||In-library use|
- Hawkens, Ernest, creator.
Photograph album filled with approximately 540 photos mounted and/or tipped-in with corners, ranging in size from 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" to 3-1/2" x 5-1/4", many with neatly written captions in white ink underneath. Photos are accompanied by a few printed postcards, a General Mess Menu for Christmas Day , a printed list for series of photos on a Chinese Funeral procession, and a few laid-in souvenir views. Approximately 11 photos removed at some point in the album's history.
Chronicles the China Station career of Royal Navy sailor Ernest Hawkens. Photographs include maps of the Cornwall’s routes to Asia and back, depictions of naval activities, as well as photos of the ship, scenery, and local inhabitants and local events in the Philippine Islands, Japan, and China.
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- [identification of item], Ernest Hawkens photograph album (Mss Photo 0539). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
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- Purchase; 2015. Accession MSS 2016-213.
- Ernest Hawkens was a sailor in Great Britains's Royal Navy, serving on the HMS Cornwall and the HMS Delight. Hawkens embarked from Portsmouth, England, on January, 1934 on the HMS Cornwall, arriving in Hong Kong Feb. 24, 1934.
- The HMS Cornwall, a Kent Class Cruiser, was built by Devonport, when her keel was laid down in October, 1924, then launched in March, 1926, and from there joined the China Station Fleet in 1928 where she remained until 1938 when she received a complete refit. She sailed in the Indian Ocean near Ceylon during World War II, and was finally sunk on April 4, 1942 by Japanese fighter bombers along with her sister ship the HMS Dorsetshire. Hawkens transferred to the HMS Delight, a D-Class Destroyer in July, 1935, and was paid off in December, 1935 in Singapore. He then left Singapore and sailed back through Aden, Port Said, Gibraltar, and finally returned to Southampton in January, 1936 on the S.S. Cameronia.
- Contemporary padded-calf bost-binder photo album, heavily tooled & embossed scene of temple and Mt. Fuji[?] on front cover, black silk braid ties at gutter margin.
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