Jenny Lind Papers

Manuscript Collection #384
Lind, Jenny
Physical description
0.143 Cubic Feet, 256 items , consisting of correspondence, notes, Brazil-related material and miscellaneous.
Preferred Citation
Jenny Lind Papers (#384), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1930-1971) consisting of correspondence, notes, brazil- related material, annual reports, scripture based teaching.

Biographical/historical information

Miss Lind, a Tioga, Pennsylvania, native, served from 1924-1968 as a Methodist missionary to China, Japan, and Brazil.

Scope and arrangement

This collection consists essentially of correspondence (1930-1971) and notes of Jenny Lind.

The correspondence is comprised of letters to Jenny Lind from other missionaries in addition to copies of form newsletters sent by her to friends and family in America. Evident in these letters are descriptions of the habits and customs of people she served in addition to observations regarding Chinese political unrest and the frequent Japanese and Communist attacks of the 1930s. The Chinese political situation of the 1950s is mentioned in connection with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek whose role in political affairs is alluded to in various letters throughout the correspondence.

Materials on Brazil found among the notes consist basically of compiled data on two topics: public school education and public health. Comments on health and disease in China may also be found.

Also included in the collection are rather brief descriptions of Liberia and India based on Miss Lind's traveling accounts. Among other correspondence is a letter (Aug. 27, 1931) concerning the Yangtze River flood, mentioning its cause and effect. Another letter (May 26, 1930) provides brief descriptions of Chinese theatre.

Miscellaneous items include annual reports (1957-1959) and typed copies of what appears to be scripture-based teaching materials.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 29, 1979, 244 items; Papers (1930-1968) of missionary to China, Japan, and Brazil, including correspondence, photographs, reports, and miscellaneous. Gift of Miss Jenny Lind, Pine City, N.Y.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Miss Jenny Lind

Processing information

Processed by M. Terry, May 1980

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975
Lind, Jenny
Methodist Church--Missions--Brazil
Methodist Church--Missions--China
Methodist Church--Missions--Japan
Public health--Brazil
Public schools--Brazil
Women missionaries
China--Description and travel
China--Politics and government--20th century
India--Description and travel
Liberia--Description and travel