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Letter and portrait relating to William Chalmers Burns

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Identifier: MS BURN
Scope and Contents This collection contains two different items: a letter (and its envelope) sent from Rong Lin to Sir William Chalmers Burns, and a photograph portraying a Chinese carpenter and Christian convert named Chu Ting Yü.1. The photograph is a portrait of Chu Ting Yü, carpenter and convert to Christianity. He knew Rev. William Chalmers Burns and allegedly made his coffin when Burns died in 1868. Photograph 13 x 9 cm. mounted on card 17 x 11 cm, and dated 18 September 1889.2. Letter from Rong...
Dates: 18 September 1889; c [1864-1868]

Letters of John M. Leggate (c.1904-1985)

 Fonds
Identifier: CSWC 12
Scope and Contents The collection is a transcription of letters written by Leggate from Manchuria between 1946 and 1949. The letters are mainly to his wife in Scotland but some are to his children and possibly to others. The transcriptions do not include the names of the recipients of the letters and are extracts from the letters only, all personal references having been removed. Leggate describes re-establishing the missionary work in Manchuria, in particular his medical work and the medical college at Moukden,...
Dates: 1946-1949

Manuscript on Chinese botany entitled "Synonymie d'histoire naturelle Chinoise" by Joseph-Marie Callery

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1593
Identifier: Coll-1999
Content Description This is a manuscript on Chinese botany entitled "Synonymie d'histoire naturelle Chinoise", produced by Joseph-Marie Callery in the 1840s and never published. In this manuscript Callery discusses numerous genera, species and varieties of native plants found in Macau and Canton, many of which were unknown in Europe at the time. After giving their Latin and Chinese names, he describes their physical characteristics, habitat, their industrial, medicinal and culinary uses, details his own...
Dates: 1840s

Papers of Annie Gray Buchan (1895-1988)

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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 Cecil Polhill (1860-1938) and Arthur Polhill (1863-1935)

 Fonds
Identifier: CSWC 10
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a copy of a draft manuscript Two Etonians in China 1885-1925 by Cecil and Arthur Polhill. The manuscript includes sections written by both brothers and a short, abridged section of Evangelisation of the World by Benjamin Broomhall. The manuscript covers the brothers' early life, conversion, and work in China and refers to the Cambridge Seven and others working in China at the...
Dates: 1903-1926

Papers of Edward McKillop Young (1873-1942)

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Identifier: CSWC 8
Scope and Contents The collection consists of circa 1026 sides of Young's closely written commentary on the Bible, Christianity and God in modern society, with some reference to books read by him. The material is arranged as diary entries but there seem to be very few personal references apart from December 1941 when Japanese occupation of the area in which Young was living is mentioned. The material begins with page 833 and is obviously only part of a larger collection of notes.
Dates: 1900-1941

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

Papers of Isabel Fleming (1890-1983) and Jessie Service (1888-1958)

 Fonds
Identifier: CSWC 7
Scope and Contents The collection consists of: diary entries by Fleming describing her arrival and early travel in China (c 1923-1925); memoirs by Fleming and Service describing the months around Pearl Harbour and missionary internment and evacuation (cover 1937-1942); and notes by Fleming on how God reveals Himself (1955).
Dates: 1923-1955

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Ato Printing Association (fl 1922-1944) (Japanese photography company) 1
Burns, William Chalmers, 1815-1868 (evangelist and missionary) 1
Callery, Joseph-Marie, 1810-1862 (missionary, Sinologist, and botanist) 1
Chu Ting Yü, fl 1889 (Chinese carpenter, acquaintance of Rev. William Chalmers Burns) 1
Drake, Frederick Seguier, 1892-1974 (English Baptist priest; Dean of the School of Chinese, University of Hong Kong) 1