George B. Glover

George B. Glover (traditional Chinese: 吉羅福, simplified Chinese: 吉罗福; 8 Jul 1827 - 4 Oct 1885[1]) was an American who served as a diplomat and also a commissioner in the Imperial Chinese Maritime Customs Service during the late nineteenth century.


Apr 1858 or before
- Sep 1858 or after
United States Vice-Consul and Acting Consul at Shanghai[2]
around Jun 1859 United States Consul at Shanghai[3]
1859-1870 Commissioner of Maritime Customs at Canton (see Fairbank et al.,[4] p. 41)
1870-1872 on home leave (see Fairbank et al.,[4] p. 70)
Apr 1872-Oct 1873 Commissioner of Maritime Customs at Fuhchau[5]
around 1876 Commissioner of Maritime Customs at Shanghai (see Fairbank et al.,[4] p. 227)
around 1877 Chairman of Shantung Famine Relief Fund (China Famine Relief Fund later)[6]
around 1879 Consul at Shanghai[7]
around 1882 Commissioner of Maritime Customs at Kiukiang[8]


  1. ^ Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association.
  2. ^ The Executive Documents, Senate of the United States, First Session of the Thirty-Sixth Congress, 1859-60, pp. 248, 489-490.
  3. ^ Receipts and Expenditures, in the Executive Documents, House of Representatives, the First Session of the Thirty-Sixth Congress, 1859-60, p. 20.
  4. ^ a b c Fairbank, J.K., Bruner, K.F., and Matheson, E.M. (ed.), The I. G. in Peking: Letters of Robert Hart, Chinese Maritime Customs, 1868-1907, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-44320-9, 1975.
  5. ^ 福州市志 ("Fuzhou City Chronicles"), 福州市地方志编纂委员会 (Editorial Committee of Fuzhou City Chronicles), vol. 5
  6. ^ China Famine Relief Fund. Shanghai Committee (1879-01-01). The great famine : [Report of the Committee of the China Famine Relief Fund]. [Shanghai : American Presbyterian Mission Press.
  7. ^ Fashion Amid the Fossils, New York Times, June 11, 1879.
  8. ^ Revue de l'Extrême Orient, vol. 1, p.495, 1882.