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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2035

Communism and the Civil War
1927 -1930 Album relating to Misses Grubb and Galbraith, British teachers at the I Fang Girls Collegiate School at Changsha, Hunan during the Communist insurgency. Letters from the British Consul, the commanders of HMS Woodcock and Woodlark stationed at Changsa, urge them to leave. "By staying you are doing your country a great disservice. Should anything happen to you, your country would inevitably be involved in serious consequences". Copy replies, telegrams, press cuttings, letters from friends and colleagues, printed passports, customs bills add to the interest.
The I Fang School was the birthplace of Mao Zedong's communism. Winifred Galbraith published her experiences in "The Dragon Sheds His Skin" (1928).
An important archive housed in a Chinese paper album, sewn blue cloth, some 90 pages, plus blanks.

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