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MBS describes two violent incidents: in the first (the "Taku incident of last week"), Feng's army had closed off a channel to the port which led to a miscommunication and military clash with two Japanese destroyers. In the second, a student demonstration led to a violent outburst in the streets,…
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS with the Bryn Mawr members of the YWCA at a retreat at Silver Bay in 1919. MBS is third from the right, middle row.
Decade: 1920s
 
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Photograph of MBS from the class of 1922 class book, captioned "Marnie Speer - Headmistress Shipley School" and dated 1922. Also includes the comment: "PT [President Thomas] said "Why do the most able girls in Bryn Mawr College get elected to be the head of the Christian Association?"
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS with classmates in front of Pembroke Arch, possibly on May Day.
Decade: 1920s
 
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Image of Margaret Bailey Speer's dorm room in Pembroke East in 1922, which was her senior year.
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS participating in a play for Christmas with students in the Rockefeller dorm. This was during her year of graduate studies at Bryn Mawr, in which she was also a warden. Note on back reads "Margaret Speer with 'moustache' (was warden of Rock 1924-25
Decade: 1920s
 
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Margaret Bailey Speer with close friend Loretta Grim at Bryn Mawr
Decade: 1920s
 
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Margaret Bailey Speer outdoors.
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS writes to her mother summarizing recent political turmoil. A certain freshman's father was Chief Secretary of Chang Tso-lin, Dictator since June 1927. The faculty could always tell when there was national trouble coming because he would pull her out of school and send her back when things are…
Decade: 1920s
 
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Written to her parents in the heat of civil war, shortly after a violent incident that left several foreigners dead. MBS discusses the distortion of newspaper propaganda on anti-foreign sentiment. She shows frustration at the distortion in the papers against the Chinese and the focus on the…
Decade: 1920s