Gerard Hendrik van den Poll worked at Holland-China Trading Company in Hong Kong as an assistant in 1918. He was photographed there and also at the Guangzhou office. He is listed in the 1918 Juror's list. <Read more ...>
Charles Gesner van der Voort's colleague Frans de Jongh started working in China much earlier than Charles, in 1919, in Shanghai, at Holland-China Trading Company. In 1930, Frans de Jongh and his wife moved to Hong Kong, and lived at 2 Chatham Road, where their daughter Anneke was born, in the same year. Later, they moved to Tianjin (Tientsin) and during WWII, they were interned by the Japanese in Weihsien camp. <Read more ...>
Cecilio Paulo Pintos worked for Hotz s'Jacob & Co from 1899-1903, and then, as the the company merged into Holland-China Trading Company in 1903, from 1903-1930 at that company. He appears in the jurur's lists on gwulo.com in between those years. If you happen to have more information on him, please contact me.
"MR. TONG LAI CHUEN, J.P., who occupies the post of compradore to the Holland-China Trading Company, is a native of the Hungshan district of China. His father, a well-known merchant both in that district and in the neighbouring Portuguese Colony of Macao, was for many years connected with the Yun Loong tea hong of the latter place. Mr. Tong Lai Chuen has resided in Hongkong for upwards of thirty-three years, and during that time has been actively connected with several companies. <Read more ...>
Molly Odell, featuring in my book to be publised, sent me a link to an interview she gave in January 2019 to Annemarie Evans of Hong Kong Heritage on Radio3 (HK). Molly lived in Shanghai at the time Charles Gesner van der Voort was interned in Chapei Civil Assembly Center (1943-45). If you want to hear the fascinating story of her life in Kobe, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico, please find the link at:<Read more ...>