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George B. Endacott and Geoffrey Emerson Collection

Identifier: 2011-044

Scope and Contents

The Endacott and Emerson Collection is composed of newspaper clippings detailing Hong Kong history (mostly related to World War II), lecture notes, and journals, magazines, and documentation of the Stanley Prison Camp.


  • Majority of material found in 1942-1980

Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Biographical / Historical

George Beer Endacott was a British-born Hong Kong historian who served as lecturer at HKU from 1946 until his retirement in 1962. His works include "A History of Hong Kong," "Fragrant Harbour. A Short History of Hong Kong," "An Eastern Entrepot: A Collection of Documents Illustrating the History of Hong Kong," and "Government and the People."

Endacott was a graduate of Exeter University and Balliol College, Oxford. Prior to working at HKU he served in the British Navy during the Second World War.

Geoffrey Charles Emerson arrived in Hong Kong in 1964 to teach at St. Paul's College, where he remained until his retirement in 2000. He wrote "Hong Kong Internment, 1942–1945" and was active in Hong Kong history organizations.


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Finding Aid for the George B. Endacott and Geoffrey Emerson Collection
Ryder Kouba
October 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Hong Kong University Archives Repository