System Number: 01095
Date: [8, 15 or 22 July 1900]
Author: William Richman Farquhar
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F26
Document Type: ALS
99 AVENUE DES CHAMPS ELYSÉES
Dear Mr. Whistler,
I should long ago have acknowledged the cheque but it has probably announced itself by this time. I expect to be in London in about a fortnight & I hope we shall see you then. We have taken sailings for U. S. A. on September 1st but may change our [p. 2] plans before then.
What do you think of the Chinese question. When it comes to taking what one is'nt entitled to,
its it is extra[o]rdinary how civilization stands together. I enclose you a paragraph about Independence day. I really think we ought to join in the parade.
very sincerely yours
W. R. Farquhar
'1900' is written at the top of the page in another hand.
5. Chinese question
The Boxer Rebellion in China provoked enormous international repercussions and was the only time that the British, Americans, Germans, Russians, Italians, French and Japanese ever conducted joint military operations against a common foe. The Allied campaign to relieve the besieged foreign legations in the Chinese capital, Peking, took place in June-August 1900.