Extracts from copies of directories found on Google Books, The Guttenberg Project and at my local library. Please use the 'search this site' box to find possible relatives and please search out these sources and verify the information. Each directory has its own use such as verifying location or trade, and is presented from earliest to latest; hopefully, you might find information that will give you additional ideas in searching out your family members.
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The directories are organized by country with miscellaneous directory entries below:
The Hong Kong Directory, with List of Foreign Residents in China, 1859.
Printed at the "Armenian Press", Hong Kong
Page 13 Millitary Establishments, Purveyor's Department
Page 41 Alphabetical List of Foreign Residents