American Minister Conger, Peking, China

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Creation: 1901

Ambassador Edwin H. Conger and his family, with civilians from eleven western diplomatic legations and over 2,500 Chinese Christians were besieged in the embassy district for 54 days in summer 1900. Protesting against western Christian intrusions in their country, the Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists (Boxers) fought with the Qing Empress and an estimated 40,000 Manchu troops to remove foreigners. Conger lived, though like many, suffered long-term health effects from their experiences.

Title

American Minister Conger, Peking, China

Date

Creation: 1901

Description

Ambassador Edwin H. Conger and his family, with civilians from eleven western diplomatic legations and over 2,500 Chinese Christians were besieged in the embassy district for 54 days in summer 1900. Protesting against western Christian intrusions in their country, the Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists (Boxers) fought with the Qing Empress and an estimated 40,000 Manchu troops to remove foreigners. Conger lived, though like many, suffered long-term health effects from their experiences.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Stereographs

Source

MSS0546, Bets Ramsey Collection

Files

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Citation

“American Minister Conger, Peking, China,” Gallery, accessed December 8, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/815.