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William Hyde Lay


Diplomat. Joined the diplomatic service in China in 1853. Served as vice-consul or acting vice-consul in a number of posts from 1863. Vice-consul, Taku, 1868; acting consul, Chefoo (Yantai), 1869–70; Tientsin (Tianjin), 1870–72; consul, Chefoo, 1872.


Encyclopaedia Sinica

Foreign Office list 1873, p. 128.


Encyclopaedia Sinica: The encyclopaedia Sinica. Edited by Samuel Couling, with an introduction by H. J. Lethbridge. Facsimile of 1917 edition published in Shanghai by Kelly and Walsh. Hong Kong, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1983.

Foreign Office list: The Foreign Office list. London: Harrison & Sons. 1852–1965.