McCarthy, Joseph Michael (Able Seaman, b. 1872)

Accession Number 3DRL/3068
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 2
Object type Letter
Maker McCarthy, Joseph Michael
Place made China
Date made 1901
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/012/010
Conflict China, 1900-1901 (Boxer Uprising)

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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

Wallet 1 of 2 - Contains two photocopies of a handwritten letter with envelope from Joseph Michael McCarthy to his aunt Mrs S Rule as described below.

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.