'Book No.1 of the Roberts Memorial Hospital, T'sangchou, North China'

Scope and Content

Album of photographs (cyanotypes) of T'sangchou, including images of the "Big West Bend" on Grand Canal, Tientsin; houseboats on the Grand Canal; ruins of Hospital No.1 following damage experienced during the Boxer Uprising [Boxer Rebellion]; "Rebuilding arrangements" - feasts and deliberations with mandarin and gentry for the hospital's benefit; building work on the new hospital buildings; "The Doctor's Consulting Room", showing Rev D.S. Murray; ruined hospital gate and gate-house; the Roberts Memorial Hospital, in-patient and out-patient buildings; "Types of Patients"; "A Tour in our Country Districts" showing a military escort ordered by local general, and scenes on journey; image of Dr Arthur Peill; "Leaving an outstation - Chinese helpers, Christians and onlookers"; execution ground at Yen San "where 40 of the martyrs were killed in 1900"; "A Remnant" - group of Chinese Christians who survived the Boxer Uprising.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement (1898-1900) (also known as the Righteous Harmony Society Movement) was a movement against Western influence in China. A secret anti-foreign society, the Boxers (Ch'uan), undertook attacks on foreigners from 1899. In 1900 the Boxers occupied Peking (Beijing). The siege was lifted later that year by an international force which ended the Uprising. [Source: Wikipedia]

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