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Letter to Robert Elliott Speer and Emma Bailey Speer, 19 March 1926

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Title

Letter to Robert Elliott Speer and Emma Bailey Speer, 19 March 1926

Subject

Notable Individuals

Description

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, which MBS learned about only as she walked through the scene 20 minutes after it occurred. A Yenching student was killed with a bayonet in the demonstration.

The letter creates a profile of complex national tensions at the time.

Creator

Speer, Margaret Bailey

Source

Speer, Margaret Bailey. "Letter to Robert Elliott Speer and Emma Bailey Speer, 19 March 1926." Speer Family Papers, Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library.

Date

1920s

Date Available

20th century

Date Created

1926-3-19

Rights

All rights reserved by the source institution.

Format

correspondence

Spatial Coverage

China

Source Institution

Bryn Mawr College

All rights reserved by the source institution.

Citation

Speer, Margaret Bailey, “Letter to Robert Elliott Speer and Emma Bailey Speer, 19 March 1926,” The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education, accessed May 25, 2019, http://greenfield.brynmawr.edu/items/show/526.