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Patricia Aldridge Marshall Letters

 Collection — Box: 03632
Identifier: 2015-004

Content Description

26 letters written by Patricia Aldridge Marshall during her time as a lecturer of Zoology at Hong Kong University. These letters mostly detail Marshall's daily life in Hong Kong and provide insight into the life of an expat in the early 1960s. Marshall touches briefly on the topics of wet markets, Hong Kong wildlife, refugees from Mainland China, and contact between people in Hong Kong and people in Mainland China.


  • 1962 - 1963


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Patricia Aldridge began teaching in the University of Hong Kong's Department of Zoology as an assistant lecturer in February 1962. She was a native of the United Kingdom. Her hometown was Barking, a suburb of London. She received her BSc from the University of Manchester and her PhD from the University of London in late 1962.

By January of 1963, Dr. Aldridge was known as Dr. Marshall. Her husband, Alan T. Marshall, was also a lecturer in the Department of Zoology. In 1967 they both resigned from HKU and moved to Australia.


1 Files

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Chohong Choi and Anna McCormick
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Hong Kong University Archives Repository