Jenny Lind Papers, 1930-1971

Manuscript Collection #384

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Jenny Lind Papers
    Creator: Lind, Jenny
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1930-1971) consisting of correspondence, notes, brazil- related material, annual reports, scripture based teaching.
    Extent: 0.143 Cubic feet, 256 items , consisting of correspondence, notes, Brazil-related material and miscellaneous.
  • Description

    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
    Accessions Information

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Miss Jenny Lind

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Jenny Lind Papers (#384), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Terry, May 1980

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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