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Church of Scotland China (Manchuria) Collection

 Fonds
Identifier: CSWC 40
Scope and Contents The collection consists of: some early material relating to the mission in Manchuria including letters from John Ross (1870) and a memoir by Ethel Omelvena (1957); Moukden Medical College annual statements (1911-1948); material relating to the mission after the Second World War including extracts from minutes and reports and circular letters from missionaries (1946-1968); reports on visits to China (1980s); photographs of Manchuria, the mission and church (c 1910-1940s); maps and plans; Chinese...
Dates: 1870-[ca. 1986]

Collection of Joseph Ross (1890-1969)

 Fonds
Identifier: CSWC 3
Scope and Contents The collection consists mainly of letters from and articles about missionaries who knew Ross, who were connected with the Boy Scout Association or who were associated with Aberdeen. Much of the material was collected by Ross for use in his Sunday school classes, but some is more personal, many of the articles are cutting from Life and Work or other missionary publications, and there are some photographs. There is only a small amount on each...
Dates: 1920-1962

Collection of Papers of Alexander Ramsay Mackenzie (1879-1929) and Eliza Jane Mackenzie (1879-1977)

 Fonds
Identifier: CSWC 19
Scope and Contents The collection consists of: material relating to Chinese phonetics including 'alphabet blocks' and the New Testament in Chinese phonetic script (c 1920s); some further items relating to the Mackenzies' time in Manchuria, these are mainly artefacts or printed reports and pamphlets (1920s-1951); a small amount of correspondence about and reports on the mission including correspondence with Chinese Christians from the 1960s; lecture and other notes by Ellie Mackenzie on theological and mission...
Dates: [ca. 1906]-2001

Collection of samples of Chinese silk threads for embroidery, Kwangtung

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1559, Folder: Coll-1766 / SC-Acc-2016-0122
Identifier: Coll-1766
Scope and Contents Collection of 15 wrappers comprising silk threads in various colours. Housed in old paper folder with ties. The name of the producers are on the upper covers, and they state that the silk is produced by natural colours and washed in clear water.
Dates: early 20th century.

Dragon Bridge Scroll of the Mien or Yao People

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-1596
Identifier: Coll-1977
Content Description This is a Taoist Dragon Scroll of the Yao People (or the Iu Mien People, a sub-set of the Yao people) of Southern China, Thailand, Laos and North Vietnam. The Scroll Painting serves as a Bridge that connects this world with the supernatural worlds. From the left are two acolytes and two banner bearers welcoming the procession, and the inscription in Chinese “Welcome to the Emperor”, or in this case Honoured Guest or Friend. Peasant organisations such as “Heaven and Earth Committees” would use...
Dates: late Qing (c 1900)

L. C. Wood Collection (fl. 1920-1943)

 Fonds
Identifier: CSWC 17
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 69 colour slides (5 cm x 5cm) with a full commentary for a lantern talk entitled A preaching walk through the Ningsia district given by Wood in England depicting scenes of life in China, church and mission work and missionaries and church leaders; and an album of 20 coloured photographs of scenes in Peking.

Part box (including 69 slides and 20 photographs)
Dates: [ca. 1930-1940]

Papers of Annie Gray Buchan (1895-1988)

 Fonds
Identifier: CSWC 16
Scope and Contents The collection consists of: notes and reminiscences written by Buchan after her return from China with some original items and correspondence (1925-1984); talks and addresses concerning China mainly given in the UK by Buchan (1928, 1946-1986); pamphlets and printed items about China including ones on and by Buchan (1941-1989); papers on Eric Liddell and personal items belonging to Buchan (1921-1987); and photographs and pictures of Buchan and China (1920s-1950).
Dates: 1921-1989

Papers of George Armstrong Young (1898-1901)

 Fonds
Identifier: CSWC 24
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence in English and Chinese (1938, 1946-86); material relating to Young's study of the Chinese language; material used by Young for evangelical work in China (1930s-1950s) and other miscellaneous items from his time in China; articles and sermons by Young in English mainly written after his return to Scotland; journals, articles and newspaper cuttings in English and Chinese mainly relating to China and the church (1940s-1980s); photographs, pictures and...
Dates: 1906-1991

Papers of George William Clarke (1849-1919)

 Fonds
Identifier: CSWC 15
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a pamphlet by Agnes Clarke about her father (1962); three volumes of diaries written by George Clarke (1879-1883); a book on Kweichow and Yunnan provinces by George Clarke (1894); cuttings from China's Millions about the Clarke family (1875-1941); and four photographs of the family and one of a Chinese river (circa 1880-1890).
Dates: 1875-1969

Papers of Helen B. K. Maclean (fl. 1921-1954)

 Fonds
Identifier: CSWC 14
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two version of an unpublished manuscript Memories of a Missionary by Maclean, the first dates from 1967 or just after, the second is the same version but amended and annotated at a later date and including photographs and pictures dating from c 1930s to 1984. It is an account of the relationship between Maclean and her friend Fragrant Tree, describing their backgrounds, their work for the mission and church in Manchuria and...
Dates: [ca. 1930]-1984

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