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Finding Aid for Princess Der Ling’s collection of photographs of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi of China, 1903-1905
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Princess Der Ling’s collection of photographs of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi of China
    Date (inclusive): 1903-1905
    Collection number: 529
    Creator: Der Ling, Princess.
    Extent: 1 oversize box.
    Abstract: Collection consists of 8 photographs of the Empress Dowager of China.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Princess Der Ling’s collection of photographs of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi of China (Collection Number 529). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Daughter of Lord Yu Keng, a progressive and reform-minded Chinese official and sometime minister to Japan and France. Princess Der Ling was educated first in missionary schools and then in a French convent. After completing her education, she returned to China to become the first lady-in-waiting to the Empress Dowager. She lost her job when she became engaged to an American whom she subsequently married. Later she wrote several books about the Dowager Empress and her experiences in the Chinese court, including Two years in the Forbidden City, Imperial incense, Old Buddha, Kowtow, and Lotus petals.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 8 photographs of the Empress Dowager of China, ranging in size from approx. 20" x 12" to 20" x 16". The first photograph shows her with her ladies-in-waiting, including Princess Der Ling. In the second photograph, Princess Der Ling is alone with the Empress Dowager; in all the rest of the photographs, the Empress Dowager is shown by herself.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Cixi, Empress dowager of China, 1835-1908 --Photographs.
    Der Ling, Princess --Photographs.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Der Ling, Princess.