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Calhoun, William J.: Letters and clipping, 1911; 1909

 File — Folder: 2

Scope and Content of the Collection

From the Collection: Six letters by Lucy Monroe Calhoun and three by husband William J. Calhoun (U.S. Minister to China, 1909-1913), regarding their experiences in China during the last years of the Qing Dynasty. One letter describes in detail the wedding of Emperor Puyi in December, 1922. A seventh letter relates Lucy Calhoun’s visit to LeMans, France, which served as an embarkation point for troops at the conclusion of World War I. Also, a 1909 Chicago newspaper clipping and a childhood photographic portrait of Emperor Puyi.


  • 1911; 1909

Conditions Governing Access

The Lucy Monroe Calhoun Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room (Priority III).


Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States