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Roy Maxwell Talbot papers
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Description
Roy Maxwell Talbot (1880-1963) began his career in the Chinese Maritime Customs in 1908. He served as Commissioner of Customs from 1935 until 1938, when he became Audit Secretary in the Inspectorate General's Office. He was in that position until 1942. In July of 1932, Talbot was arrested by Japanese officials in Amtung, Manchuria for refusing to hand over the Chinese customs revenues. In 1941, he was held in the Bridge House, an infamous dungeon, for forty-two days. Talbot's detention by the Japanese created an international incident. Newspapers around the world carried headlines of an arrest of an "American" employed by the Chinese.
Extent
Six linear feet
Restrictions
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
Availability
Collection is open for research by appointment.