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Maryknoll Priests aboard a ship at Hong Kong, China, 1921
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University of Southern California. Libraries
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University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
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Maryknoll Mission Archives
Maryknoll Mission Archives, P.O. Box 305, Maryknoll, N.Y. 10545-0305; ; ; Maryknoll Mission Archives.
This is a photograph of Maryknoll priests aboard the "Kleist" at Hong Kong Harbor. Top row left to right, Fr. Vogel, Mr.Meagher [of Austrailia], and Fr. Vaughan. Seated are, Fr. Cairns, Bishop Foley [of Australia], and Fr. McShane.
Fr. Cairns was born in Glasgow, Scotland and became a Maryknoll Missionary in 1918 at the age of thirty-four. He spent many years in China in Yeung Kong [now Yang-Chiang], Fachow [now Fahsien] and eventually Sancian Island. During WWII he was captured by the Japanese on Sancian Island and killed. His presumed date of death is December 14, 1941. -- Rev. McShane was born in Indiana. He joined Maryknoll in 1912 as a deacon, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1914, the first ordained for Maryknoll. He was assigned to Tungchen in 1919 and to Loting the following year. There he set up an orphanage for abandoned children. In 1927 he contracted smallpox from a dying infant, which brought about his own death. He was buried in front of the Loting parish rectory.
Photographic prints 19.5 x 19.2 cm.
impa-m8171 [Legacy record ID]
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
Religious communities
Group portraits
Time Period
Hong Kong
MKL/China/031/06/0002 [File]
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Maryknoll Mission Archives
Photographs of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Maryknoll, New York, 1912-1945

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