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Public Success, Private SorrowThe Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator$
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Isidore Cyril Cannon

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099616

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.001.0001

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Early Years and Marriage

Early Years and Marriage

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Public Success, Private Sorrow

Isidore Cyril Cannon

Hong Kong University Press

Although information regarding Charles Henry's social circumstances is relatively difficult to come across, it is believed that he might have studied mathematics at the University of London, University College, or Imperial College since he was said to have taught the subject in China. As suggested by his matriculation and the certificate of eligibility to take the entrance examination, he may have fostered the intention to go to university when he was twenty-one years old. A year after his matriculation, Brewitt-Taylor B-T went to China where he would acquire a navigation and mathematics teaching position. Between 1873 and 1880, B-T must have engaged further with navigation and astronomy in the Greenwich area. This chapter illustrates some of B-T's early experiences, as well as his marriage to Alice Mary Vale.

Keywords:   mathematics, Greenwich, Alice Mary Vale, navigation, astronomy, China, University of London, University College, Imperial College

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