British history mayescape Kashgar's wrecking ball
Jane Macartney in Kashgar, From Times On
老鹤按：最近正在搜集清末民国期间英国驻喀什领事馆以及先是游历官后任总领事长达28年的马继业（George Macartney）的相关文献。很高兴在网上检索到这篇《泰晤士报》北京分社社长马珍（Jane Macartney）女士的报道，特转载一下，以备查考之用（插图是我配的）。马珍女士也姓Macartney，多么奇妙。
Sir George Macartney’s home is now hidden behind asoulless concrete bock of a hotel, the Qini Bagh or Chinese garden,in the local Uighur tongue.
The name is no coincidence. It stands on the spotwhere Lady Macartney, brought to Kashgar as a 21-year-old bride,created a rose garden that gained fame as on
The house is now closed, used on
It was Macartney's task to take care of theinterests of the small British Indian community in Kashgar. Hisreal role was to keep watch on the Russians. He served at theheight of the Great Game when Kashgar was Britain’s most forwardposition in the shadowy struggle with Tsarist Russia for supremacyin Asia.
He was appointed as British Resident in 1890 andremained until 1918, becoming consul on
The other building likely to survive is the homeof Macartney’s arch-rival during those years, the Russian ResidentNikolai Petrovsky. The Russian consulate has been converted intorooms in the rear of the Seman Hotel.