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[Illustration: Sir Robert Hart, G.C.M.G. ]

SIR ROBERT HART

THE ROMANCE OF A GREAT CAREER

TOLD BY HIS NIECE JULIET BREDON

SECOND EDITION

1910

CONTENTS

A WORD OF INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I

EARLY YEARS

CHAPTER II

FIRST YEARS IN CHINA LIFE AT NINGPO THE ALLIED COMMISSION AND SIR HARRY PARKES RESIGNATION FROM THE CONSULAR SERVICE

CHAPTER III

THE BEGINNINGS OF THE IMPERIAL CHINESE CUSTOMS A VISIT TO SIR FREDERICK BRUCE THE SHERARD OSBORNE AFFAIR APPOINTED INSPECTOR GENERAL

CHAPTER IV

ORDERED TO LIVE AT SHANGHAI FIRST MEETING WITH "CHINESE GORDON" THE RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GORDON AND LI HUNG CHANG THE TAKING OF CHANG CHOW FU DISBANDMENT OF "THE EVER VICTORIOUS ARMY" REWARDS FOR GORDON

CHAPTER V

ORDERED TO LIVE IN PEKING "WHAT A BYSTANDER SAYS" A RETURN TO EUROPE MARRIAGE CHINA ONCE AGAIN THE BURLINGAME MISSION FIRST DECORATION THE "WASA" OF SWEDEN AND NORWAY

CHAPTER VI

BIRTH OF A SON THE MARGARY AFFAIR AND THE CHEFOO CONVENTION A SECOND VISIT TO EUROPE THE PARIS EXHIBITION OF 1878

CHAPTER VII

YUAN PAO HÊNG SUGGESTS PROHIBITION OF OPIUM SMOKING IN CHINA NEW BUILDINGS FOR THE INSPECTORATE THE FIRST INFORMAL POSTAGE SERVICE THE FRENCH TREATY OF 1885 OFFERED POST OF BRITISH MINISTER

CHAPTER VIII

AN IMPORTANT MISSION TO HONGKONG AND MACAO THE BEGINNING OF A PRIVATE BAND DECORATIONS, CHINESE AND FOREIGN THE SIKKIM THIBET CONVENTION FORMAL ESTABLISHMENT OF THE POST OFFICE WAR LOANS

CHAPTER IX

THE PROLOGUE TO THE SIEGE BARRICADES AND SCALING LADDERS THE SIEGE PROPER A MESSAGE FROM THE YAMÊN AND AN IMPORTANT TELEGRAM RELIEF AT LAST NEW QUARTERS NEGOTIATIONS THE CONGRESS OF PEKING AN IMPERIAL AUDIENCE

CHAPTER X

SOME QUIET YEARS A CHANGE OF MASTERS INSOMNIA A FAREWELL AUDIENCE AN HONOUR AND ITS ADVERTISEMENT AH FONG AND OTHERS DEPARTURE FROM PEKING "A SMALL, INSIGNIFICANT IRISHMAN"

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

SIR ROBERT HART

THE CANAL: THE ROUTE BY WHICH SIR ROBERT HART FIRST CAME TO PEKING

A VIEW OF OLD PEKING SHOWING CONDITION OF ROADS

A ROAD IN OLD PEKING DURING THE RAINY SEASON

SIR ROBERT HART ABOUT 1866

UNDER THE PEKING CITY WALL TOWARDS TUNGCHOW ALONG THE GRAND CANAL

A PICNIC IN OLD PEKING TOWARDS YUEN MING YUEN

WELL NEAR THE CANAL, BRITISH LEGATION, BEFORE 1900

SIR ROBERT HART IN 1878

OUTSIDE SIR ROBERT HART'S HOUSE BEFORE 1900

PEKING: A MESSENGER CARRYING MAILS IN THE RAINY SEASON

A SECRETARY GOING TO THE INSPECTORATE OFFICES DURING THE RAINY SEASON

STABLES OF SIR ROBERT HART IN THE RAINY SEASON

THE INSPECTORATE STREET BEFORE 1900

ENTRANCE TO THE INSPECTORATE OF CUSTOMS BEFORE 1900

SIR ROBERT HART'S BAND IN THE EARLY 'NINETIES

SIR ROBERT HART'S CHINESE BAND

SIR ROBERT HART'S STABLES IN 1890

SIR ROBERT HART'S PRIVATE CART

THE IMPERIAL CHINESE POST OFFICE ENTRANCE ON A RAINY DAY IN THE 'NINETIES

A GARDEN PARTY GIVEN BY SIR ROBERT HART TO GOVERNOR TRÜPPEL (OF KIAOCHOW) AND PARTY

LADY HART

SIR ROBERT HART IN HIS PRIVATE OFFICE

SIR ROBERT HART AND A GROUP OF CUSTOMS PEOPLE

SIR ROBERT HART AND MISS KATE CARL

PEKING PEACE PROTOCOL, 1901

A CORNER OF SIR ROBERT HART'S GARDEN: A WINTER VIEW

ANOTHER WINTER VIEW OF SIR ROBERT HART'S GARDEN

TING'RH, OR CHINESE PAVILION, IN SIR ROBERT HART'S GARDEN, PEKING

SIR ROBERT HART AND HIS STAFF (FOREIGN AND CHINESE), PEKING, 1903

SIR ROBERT HART WISHING MISS ROOSEVELT "BON VOYAGE" ON HER DEPARTURE FROM PEKING, SEPTEMBER 16, 1906

FRONT DOOR OF SIR ROBERT HART'S HOUSE, PEKING

FRONT VIEW OF SIR ROBERT HART'S HOUSE

A WORD OF INTRODUCTION

Seventy three years ago a little Irish boy lay in his aunt's lap looking out on a strange and mysterious world that his solemn eyes had explored for scarcely ten short days, while she, to whom the commonplaces of everyday surroundings had lost their first absorbing interest, was busily engaged in braiding a watch chain from her splendid, Titian red hair... Continue reading book >>




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