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Oswald, Richard

Updated October 19, 2014

Richard Oswald, merchant, land speculator, was listed as a resident of Hong Kong in 1848. He was the proprietor of the mercantile firm, R. Oswald & Co., who in 1844 worked for the newspaper the Friend of China. Oswald was active in buying and selling land in Hong Kong.

Oswald died in London in 1850 at the age of 38. He was survived by his wife, Augusta.

Selected Bibliography: Hong Kong's First [online]. Williams, Samuel Wells (Ed.), Chinese Repository, Vol. 17, January to December, 1848. Canton: 1848.


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