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Ningpo China Missionary Letter, 10/23/1898

Manuscript Collection #1058

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Ningpo China Missionary Letter
Creator: Unknown, Edith (American missionary woman in Ningpo, China)
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Ningpo China Missionary Letter (10/23/1898) from an American missionary woman, named Edith, to her sister in New York State.
Extent: 0.0010 Cubic feet, 1 item , letter

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

January 18, 2006, (unprocessed) 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; Ningpo China Missionary Letter (10/23/1898) from an American missionary woman, named Edith, to her sister in New York State. Holograph. Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Charles Apfelbaum, Watchung, NJ

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Copyright Notice

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

Preferred Citation

Ningpo China Missionary Letter (#1058), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Charles Apfelbaum, Watchung, NJ

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 3, 2008

  • Processed by David Miller, October 2009


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Residing in Ningpo, China in 1898, Edith, an American missionary, lives with her husband, Ed, and daughter Ruth. No other information concerning Edith is known.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The Ningpo China Missionary Letter (10/23/1898) collection consists of a single letter from an American missionary woman in Ningpo, China, named Edith, to her sister in New York State. The letter describes the apartment Edith has recently moved into, as well as how her young daughter, Ruth, is coping with their recent change of location. Also mentioned is Edith’s neighbors who live downstairs and are described as having white teeth and are young and clean. A description of each room, as well as furniture and belongings, is included.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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