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Photographs: the Siege in Peking [i.e. Beijing] 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377B

Scope and Contents

Album of prints of various sizes. These photographs were taken during the Boxer Rising of 1900 by the Rev. C.A. Killie. They form an important historical record of scenes mainly inside the British Legation, including the arrival of the Relief Force. The album is lettered on the cover and although there is no title page or separate text, there are substantial printed captions under the photographs. They are numbered up to 67, but from placing on the pages it is clear that this album never contained the whole sequence.


  • Creation: 1900


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Biographical / Historical

The Reverend C.A. Killie was a clergyman at the American Presbyterian Mission in Peking.


1 album(s) (50 images in 1 album)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The album is in poor condition, but the photographs themselves are in good condition despite some yellowing and fading.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: East Asia, fiche numbers 2-3.


This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Killie, C A, fl 1900, clergyman

Includes index.
2004-07-23 09:18:48+00:00
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Repository Details

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