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Sir Robert Hart - The Romance of a Great Career, 2nd Edition

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Sir Robert Hart, by Juliet BredonThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.netTitle: Sir Robert Hart The Romance of a Great Career, 2nd EditionAuthor: Juliet BredonRelease Date: May 14, 2004 [EBook #12344]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK SIR ROBERT HART ***Produced by Leah Moser and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. Produced from images provided by the MillionBook Project.[Illustration: Sir Robert Hart, G.C.M.G.]SIR ROBERT HARTTHE ROMANCE OF A GREAT CAREERTOLD BY HIS NIECE JULIET BREDONSECOND EDITION1910CONTENTSA WORD OF INTRODUCTIONCHAPTER IEARLY YEARSCHAPTER IIFIRST YEARS IN CHINA—LIFE AT NINGPO—THE ALLIED COMMISSION AND SIR HARRY PARKES—RESIGNATION FROM THE CONSULAR SERVICECHAPTER IIITHE BEGINNINGS OF THE IMPERIAL CHINESE CUSTOMS—A VISIT TO SIR FREDERICK BRUCE—THE SHERARD OSBORNE AFFAIR—APPOINTEDINSPECTOR-GENERALCHAPTER IVORDERED TO LIVE AT SHANGHAI—FIRST MEETING WITH "CHINESE GORDON"—THE RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GORDON AND LI HUNG CHANG—THETAKING OF CHANG-CHOW-FU—DISBANDMENT OF "THE EVER-VICTORIOUS ARMY"—REWARDS FOR GORDONCHAPTER VORDERED TO LIVE IN PEKING—"WHAT A BYSTANDER SAYS"—A RETURN TO EUROPE—MARRIAGE—CHINA ONCE AGAIN—THE BURLINGAMEMISSION—FIRST DECORATION—THE "WASA" OF ...
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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Sir Robert Hart,
by Juliet Bredon
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at
no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the
terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net
Title: Sir Robert Hart The Romance of a Great
Career, 2nd Edition
Author: Juliet Bredon
Release Date: May 14, 2004 [EBook #12344]
Language: English
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK SIR ROBERT HART ***
Produced by Leah Moser and the Online
Distributed Proofreading Team. Produced from
images provided by the Million Book Project.[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
1910CONTENTS
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 LIHUNG 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 VIIIAN 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 HOUSEBEFORE 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 ROBERTHART 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

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