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The World on Mercator's projection.

Map shows major cities and physical features of six continents and islands of the South Pacific; navigational details for the Canton River, Hong Kong, "Van Diemens Land" [Tasmania], the "River Hooghly," Singapore, and Good Hope. Insets: "Canton River and Hong-Kong," "Van Diemens Land," "Mouths of the River Hooghly," "Island and town of Singapore," and "Colony of Good Hope." Includes small illustration of village along the Hugli River on inset map. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings on insets. Scale not given.
Date: [1843..1863]
Creator: Hall, Sidney
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Chester W. Nimitz to William Nimitz, March 1906] (open access)

[Letter from Chester W. Nimitz to William Nimitz, March 1906]

Handwritten letter from Chester Nimitz to his father in Kerrville. Nimitz mentions some trouble between the Moros and some Americans in the southern Philippines. He also outlines the summer plan of the USS Ohio (BB-12) to cruise to Japan. Nimitz describes a fire aboard ship in a storeroom next to a powder magazine. He mentions being glad to be away from the Academy and expresses a desire to have shore duty in Honolulu when his time comes. He also mentions going into drydock at Kowloon and seeing all the barnacles on the hull of the Ohio.
Date: 1906-03~
Creator: Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Transcript of Letter from Chester W. Nimitz to William Nimitz, March 1906] (open access)

[Transcript of Letter from Chester W. Nimitz to William Nimitz, March 1906]

Transcription of letter from Chester Nimitz to his father in Kerrville. Nimitz mentions some trouble between the Moros and some Americans in the southern Philippines. He also outlines the summer plan of the USS Ohio (BB-12) to cruise to Japan. Nimitz describes a fire aboard ship in a storeroom next to a powder magazine. He mentions being glad to be away from the Academy and expresses a desire to have shore duty in Honolulu when his time comes. He also mentions going into drydock at Kowloon and seeing all the barnacles on the hull of the Ohio.
Date: 1906-03~
Creator: Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Chester W. Nimitz to William Nimitz, April 21, 1908] (open access)

[Letter from Chester W. Nimitz to William Nimitz, April 21, 1908]

Handwritten letter from Chester Nimitz to his father in Kerrville. Nimitz mentions taking the USS Decatur (DD-5) to Saigon soon and then Hong Kong. He anticipates getting to go home in August.
Date: April 21, 1908
Creator: Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Transcript of Letter from Chester W. Nimitz to William Nimitz, April 21, 1908] (open access)

[Transcript of Letter from Chester W. Nimitz to William Nimitz, April 21, 1908]

Transcription of letter from Chester Nimitz to his father in Kerrville. Nimitz mentions taking the USS Decatur (DD-5) to Saigon soon and then Hong Kong. He anticipates getting to go home in August.
Date: April 21, 1908
Creator: Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Postcard of the Hong Kong Fire Department]

Postcard of the Hong Kong Fire Brigade. Uniformed fire fighters are lined up beside a building, with two ladders set up along the side of the building. The fire fighters are wearing three types of headgear: straw hats, leather hats, and helmets. On the back of the post card, the sender has left a message that says, "I am sending you this, which shows the H-Kong Fire brigade + I hope it will please you."
Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Postcard
System: The Portal to Texas History

Basket handbag

Basket handbag in fisherman's creel-inspired design painted in off-white. Double handles of twisted rope are bound in white leather trim at top. Oval lid with turn lock closure on openwork triangular tab. Lined in natural colored Aida cloth with one inner pocket. Cone shaped brass feet. Stamped: Lesco / Made in Hong Kong Measurements: 25cm L, 16cm H, 11cm W.
Date: 1930/1955
Creator: Lesco, Lona
Object Type: Physical Object
System: The UNT Digital Library

Leather shoes

Pair of white leather shoes. Designed with a rounded open toe, the shoes have white leather uppers with straps across instep that cross and connect sides. Uppers edged with narrow sewn edge. Modified chunky Louis heel covered in white leather. Stamped inside: "Bob Shoe / For Style and Comfort" and "Made in / Hong Kong" Size 4 1/2B L: 22 cm W: 7 cm H: 11 cm Heel: 4.5 cm / 1.75 in.
Date: 1936
Creator: Bob Shoe
Object Type: Physical Object
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from I. H. to Cecile Kempner, February 4, 1945] (open access)

[Letter from I. H. to Cecile Kempner, February 4, 1945]

Letter to Cecile from her father about her contributions to his business and the war. He shares that he believes that Germany is "doomed economically". Again, he brings up the Jones-Wallace issue. International relation between Russia, Britain, and the US are also discussed.
Date: February 4, 1945
Creator: Kempner, Isaac H. (Isaac Herbert), 1873-1967
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from I.H. to Cecile Kempner, April 8, 1945] (open access)

[Letter from I.H. to Cecile Kempner, April 8, 1945]

Letter to Cecile from her father discussing international relations and politics.
Date: April 8, 1945
Creator: Kempner, Isaac H. (Isaac Herbert), 1873-1967
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 291st week of the war, 173rd week of U.S. participation

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Americans Isolate Ruhr; Vienna Threatened; Ryukyus Invaded. Maps: Eastern Europe, South Pacific, Okinawa. Back: Map of China's southeast coast. Includes inset maps: Shanghai, Wenchow, Foochow, Swatow, Canton, Hong Kong.
Date: April 9, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from Daniel W. Kempner to E. R. Hill, October 5, 1948] (open access)

[Letter from Daniel W. Kempner to E. R. Hill, October 5, 1948]

Letter from Daniel W. Kempner to E. R. Hill informing that they have returned to Galveston and mentions that they have been doing business with several firms in China.
Date: October 5, 1948
Creator: Kempner, Daniel W. (Daniel Webster), 1877-1956
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from E. R. Hill to D. W. Kempner, 18 February 1949] (open access)

[Letter from E. R. Hill to D. W. Kempner, 18 February 1949]

Letter from E. R. Hill to D. W. Kempner discussing about opening cotton business on "Queen Mary". He mentions his role as director of Nanyang Cotton mills and mill's demand for American cotton. He also invites Kempner to provide quotes for his demand and expresses willingness to secure orders. The letter also includes a post card indicating that it is from E. R. Hill and an envelope targeting to D. W. Kempner
Date: February 18, 1949
Creator: Hill, E. R.
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from D. W. Kempner to E. R. Hill, February 26, 1949] (open access)

[Letter from D. W. Kempner to E. R. Hill, February 26, 1949]

Letter from D. W. Kempner to E. R. Hill discussing about his recent trip through Suez Canal and involvement with Nanyang cotton mills. He also expresses interest in conducting business and offers to supply up to 2000 bales of cotton monthly with payment terms via sight draft New York.
Date: February 26, 1949
Creator: Hill, E. R.
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Telegram from Isaac H. Kempner to Sidney J. Jackson, October 25, 1949] (open access)

[Telegram from Isaac H. Kempner to Sidney J. Jackson, October 25, 1949]

Telegram sent by Isaac H. Kempner to Sidney J. Jackson discussing his request for first impressions of Hong Kong and China upon arrival, and sends his wishes for a safe travel.
Date: October 25, 1949
Creator: Kempner, Isaac H. (Isaac Herbert), 1873-1967
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Sidney J. Jackson to I. H. Kempner, December 22, 1949] (open access)

[Letter from Sidney J. Jackson to I. H. Kempner, December 22, 1949]

Letter from Sidney J. Jackson to I. H. Kempner describing to Kempner the types of things that Jackson had witnessed while in Hong Kong visiting family. Jackson provides his opinions on the Chinese Communist Party and the urban developments he's witnessed, but also speaks on his predictions for U.S. international relations with Soviet Russia.
Date: December 22, 1949
Creator: Jackson, Sidney J.
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

Dress

Cocktail or Evening Dress. The mid-length dress has a pink crepe under-dress/slip which is overlaid with a black net sheath embellished with lavish black bead-work in the forms of rose-heads forming a trellis and fan-shapes in the openings of the trellis. The dress is sleeveless, with a high boat neckline. At natural waist is an attached pink satin belt with bow in front. Center back zipper, with section of hooks-and-eyes at upper part. There are two labels in the dress, the Retailer's label "Neiman-Marcus" sewn inside at waist to right of zipper, and maker's label sewn inside near top of under-dress on left of zipper "Made in British Crown / Colony Hong Kong". With accompanying long rectangular pink chiffon scarf. No labels on scarf.
Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Physical Object
System: The UNT Digital Library

Night robe

Dressing robe of light green raw silk with light yellow decorative topstitching in floral design around neckline and cuffs. Full length, jewel neckline with padded collar, front center zipper opening past hips, three-quarter length raglan sleeves, deep angled bust darts, a-line silhouette. Lined in bright yellow silk. Label at center back neckline: Dynasty / Made in Hong Kong / British Crown Colony / Dry Clean Only"
Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Dynasty
Object Type: Physical Object
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from Peg Harris to Harris Kempner, December 4, 1952] (open access)

[Letter from Peg Harris to Harris Kempner, December 4, 1952]

Handwritten letter from Peg Harris to Harris Kempner asking for updates on his life and family, as it has been nine years since they have seen one another, and providing an update on Frank's global career.
Date: December 4, 1952
Creator: Harris, Peg
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0036]

Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "China's Marilyn Monroe is winsome Liu Chi. The comely Asian actress poses on the set of the film "Tradition" being made in Hong Kong, last production point of non-communist China movies."
Date: October 11, 1953
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

Dressing robe

Dressing robe of light green raw silk with light yellow decorative topstitching in floral design around neckline and cuffs. Full length, jewel neckline with padded collar, front center zipper opening past hips, three-quarter length raglan sleeves, deep angled bust darts, a-line silhouette. Lined in bright yellow silk. Label at center back neckline: Dynasty / Made in Hong Kong / British Crown Colony / Dry Clean Only"
Date: 1955/1965
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Physical Object
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from I. H. Kempner, III to Harris L. Kempner, January 23, 1955] (open access)

[Letter from I. H. Kempner, III to Harris L. Kempner, January 23, 1955]

Letter from Isaac H. Kempner, III to Harris L. Kempner discussing general points of interest, such as the indefinite status of his Europe trip, rush week, unloading a ship with a friend and a shipment of Chinese cotton, a sample of which is enclosed.
Date: January 23, 1955
Creator: Kempner, Isaac Herbert, III
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0103.0149]

Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Broken Missionaries freed by Red Chinese."
Date: December 20, 1955
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0103.0151]

Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Dr. and Homer V. Bradshaw, American medical missionaries in China for 27 years, hobbled across the border to freedom in Hong Kong Tuesday."
Date: December 21, 1955
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History