Wallet 2 of 2 - Letter from Joseph Michael McCarthy to his aunt, 16 February 1901

Accession Number AWM2020.22.323
Collection number 3DRL/3068
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Letter
Physical description 8 Image/s captured
Maker McCarthy, Joseph Michael
Place made China
Date made 1901
Conflict China, 1900-1901 (Boxer Uprising)
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Collection relating to the Boxer Uprising service of 52 Able Seaman Joseph Michael McCarthy, Victorian Naval Contingent, Tientsin, China, 1901.

Wallet 2 of 2 - Contains a handwritten letter from Joseph Michael McCarthy to his aunt Mrs. S. Rule. McCarthy opens the letter with reference to marches on the Pie Tang Forts and Pao-ting Fu, and the current state of affairs with the Boxers at Tientsin. He largely devotes the remainder of the letter to sightseeing activities in Peking, detailing visits to the Imperial City including access to the Forbidden City with the permission of German officers and while chaperoned by a group of eunuchs, several landmark temples and the Summer Palace.