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Preliminary Guide to the John Wesley Thomas / China Relief Expedition Collection
Wyles Mss 60  
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Box 1: 1 - 13

Photographs

Box 1: 1 - 12

Boxer Rebellion / Peking (Beijing)

Box 1: 1

Buildings and Monuments (6 images), ca. 1900

Box 1: 2

Ch'ien Men (Qianmen) Gate after the capture of Peking (2 images), ca. 1900

Box 1: 3

Executions (3 images), ca. 1900

Box 1: 4

Gate of Great Purity, Peking (2 images), ca. 1900

Box 1: 5

Grand Canal and Bridges (4 images), ca. 1900

Box 1: 6

Imperial Palace (5 images), ca. 1900

Box 1: 7

Imperial Troops (2 images), ca. 1900

Box 1: 8

9th U.S. Infantry in Peking - includes commercial portraits of soldiers as well as snapshots and one group photo, with John Thomas identified (25 images), ca. 1900-1902

Box 1: 9

Portraits -- Chinese and Japanese (7 images), ca. 1900-1903

Box 1: 10

Shops and Patrons, Peking (5 images), ca. 1900

Box 1: 11

Street Scenes (3 images), ca. 1900

Box 1: 12

Temple of Heaven (1 image), ca. 1900

Box 1: 13

Thomas, John Wesley, 1943

Box 1: 14

Map of Peking -- printed, from Harper's Weekly, ca. 1900

Box 1: 15

Miscellany -- includes copy of discharge papers, 1902-1903, and a card identifying Thomas as a 'Mandarin' of the Imperial Order of the Dragon, a distinction for having served with the China Relief Expedition of 1900, n.d.