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Friends of Sir Robert Hart

Friends of Sir Robert HartTitoloFriends of Sir Robert Hart
AutoreTiffen, Mary
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CategoriaLiterary Collections: Letters
RilegaturaPaperback
Dati388 pages, illustrated
Anno2012
EditoreTiffania Books
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A tale of expatriate life, rich in detail, as bold, bright women far from home pushed against the onerous restrictions imposed by Victorian notions of femininity. But the greatest joy of this book lies in what it shows us about relationships between Victorian men and women.

Indice e argomenti trattati
Dedicationv
About the Authorvi
List of Illustrations
xii
China as known to the British in the Nineteenth Centuryxv
Wales-Giles to Pinyin Conversionxvi
Forewordxix
Prologue --- Now and Then1
Links with the Past
1
The Hart Connection
3
Hart: Relations with Women, Family and Staff
4
The Victorian Family, Legal and Illegal
8
Acknowledgements
10
Chapter One Emma Spry Edwards Goes to China in 1853
12
Emma's Devon Parents
12
London and Emma's Marriage to Whom?
15
Widowhood and Remarriage
19
The China that Greeted Emma
21
The Whampoa Battles of December 1854 and March 1855
26
The Death of Buckton and the Arrow War
33
Marriage to Sampson, and Meeting Robert Hart
35
Chapter Two Robert Hart Builds a Career in China and Hastily Finds a Wife
38
Hart's Ulster Origins
38
Coping with a Strange World and Lovely Women
41
Ayaou
48
The Beginnings of Hart's Customs Career
51
The New Inspector-General
55
Courting Hester Bredon
59
Chapter Three Theo Sampson and Emma
64
Sampson's Early Life
64
The Coolie Trade
67
The Botanist
71
Canton Society
73
The Teacher
76
Retirement and a Difficult Readjustment
78
Chapter Four Emma Carrall and Hart's Mid-Life Crisis
81
Emma Carrall's Visit, 1875
81
Tensions with Hester - and Two Sets of Children
88
A Crisis of Political Loyalties, 1876
96
Hart's Last Leave in Europe
105
His First Children during a Second Attempt at Married Life
107
Emma Carrall --- the Sequel
111
Chapter Five Jim Carrall Finds a Wife, and Almost Crashes His Career
116
School and School Friends
116
Starting Work
118
Leave and Marriage
119
Frances Carrall Meets Hart
121
Foochow (Fuzhou) and Carrall Shows His Mettle
125
Background to the French Attack on Fuzhou, August 1884
127
The Battle
130
Thanks from the Chinese
141
Family Matters and Leave in England, 1887-9
143
Chapter Six The Chefoo Schoolgirls and Sir Robert Hart
146
Chefoo and Shantung Province
146
Hart Contacts the Carrall School Girls
151
Schooldays Remembered
164
Winter Festivities, 1900
167
Chapter Seven Girls Growing up: the Boxer Rebellion
175
The Tientsin and Peking Visits
175
Chefoo in the Shadow of the Boxer Rebellion, Summer 1900
187
The Worst Day in Chefoo
192
Summer Holidays and the End of the Siege
196
After the Siege
199
Sir Robert's Account of the Siege, and Letters Flow
203
Chapter Eight Girls Growing up: Romantic Upheavals, 1901-2
210
A Quiet Winter and Spring --- but with Some Sport
210
Rumours Abound and Reputations are at Risk
213
An Autumn Wedding
227
Romance in Shanghai?
231
Chapter Nine Death Strikes
237
Jim Carrall in the Winter of 1902
237
Scarlet Fever Kills
239
The Return to England
247
Illness and Financial Worries at Marseille
251
Another Death
254
Chapter Ten The Girls Settle for Marriage
258
Arriving in a New World
258
Finding a Home
265
Kath Trains as a Teacher, and Muriel and Emily as Wives
274
The End of Kath's Story
283
Changing Families?
287
Chapter Eleven Hart: the End
290
The Illegitimate Children in the 1890s
291
The Legitimate Children
292
The Truth Comes Out
297
The End of Hart's Career
299
Hart and his Staff
302
Hart, Women and Family
304
Personal Postscript
306
Acknowledgements, Notes and Sources308
Bibliography326
Libraries, archives and other collections326
Other family historians329
Internet family history resources330
Books, Journals and Theses330

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