Appeared in the Illustrated London News, 1873, with the text:
The Naval Hospital was formerly the private residence of those merchant princes, Messrs. Jardine, Matheson and Co., and is situated in the eastern and most salubrious suburb of Victoria. It has been purchased by the Admiralty at a cost of 35,000 Dollars. The hospital consists of four oblong buildings, with verandahs on all sides protecting the wards from the sun's heat, and affording ample space for recreation in all kinds of weather. The rooms are lofty and well ventilated. The hospital is well lighted with gas, and there is am ample supply of the purest water. It commands a beautiful view of the harbour. In front is to be seen Kellets Island, named after the Admiral who surveyed all the neighbouring coasts and waters; and n the distance is seen a faint outline of the mainland of China. The promontory stretching out towards Kellets Island is named Kowloon. Which has been ceded to the English, and here the military resort for ball pratice. The engraving is taken from a picture drawn by a chinese artist whose name is Afong.
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