University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Mx-s72. Cadbury Research Library archive finding number: DA26/2/4/2 (John Preston Maxwell Papers). Detail of Mx-s71. John Preston Maxwell (1871-1961), obstetric missionary, was born in Birmingham, England. Maxwell became a medical missionary for the English Presbyterian Mission and, in about 1898, went to Fukien province (Fujian) in China, where he spent most of his professional life. He became a Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Union Medical College in Peking (Beijing). Maxwell returned to England at some point after 1935. He married (Edith) Lilly Isaacson in 1899 (who, as a proficient artist, illustrated some of her husband's research papers) and they had one daughter, Marjorie (Steen, née Marjorie Gordon Maxwell, who was born in 1908). See Mx-s69 ans Mx-s71.
Dr John Preston Maxwell and Mrs Edith Lilly Maxwell, Yongchun, 1916
Black and white photograph
Cadbury Research Library (Special Collections), University of Birmingham