Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hume, David

Updated October 17, 2014

David Hume, baker, was recorded as a resident in Hong Kong in 1843. Queen's Road was listed as his address in 1843.

He posted a notice in the May 4, 1843 issue of the Friend of China and said that new orders for breads were entertained provided a 24-hour prior notice was given; additionally, customers ordering meat pies and fruit tarts had to send in their own dishes ahead of time. Hume stood behind his bakery products by giving a warranty that his bread would keep for 10 to 12 days.

Selected Bibliography: Hong Kong's First [interent]. Tarrent, William, The Hong Kong Almanack and Directory for the Year 1846, 1848, 1850, Hong Kong: China Mail, resp. 1846, 1848 and 1850.


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