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Darwin Correspondence Project

William Thomas Bridges

b. 1820–21

lawyer Studied at Oxford. BA 1843; MA 1846. Student at the Middle Temple from 1844. Called to the bar 1847. Went to Hong Kong in 1851. Had a lucrative legal practice and engaged in money-lending at high interest rates. Acted as attorney-general and colonial secretary when the office-holders were on leave. Resigned in 1859 after being implicated in a number of scandals, and left Hong Kong in 1861.


Endacott 1962