Merlin R. Doggett Oral History Interview, May 12, 1971, October 27, 1971, December 09, 1975

Oral History #OH0001

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Merlin R. Doggett Oral History Interview
    Creator: Doggett, Merlin R.
    Gowen, Robert W.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.008 Cubic feet, 3 reels (3" x 300' reel-to-reel tapes), 1 audiocassette, 0.75 hours, 39 pages,
  • Description

    Mr. Doggett discusses bright leaf flue-cured tobacco culture and marketing in China. Included are his descriptions of problems between the foreign tobacco companies and Chinese labor; Chinese law, courts, and justice, especially public executions; treatment of the Chinese and Japanese by foreigners; relations among foreign missionaries and businessmen; turmoil within China; and reminiscences of his life in China.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Merlin R. Doggett, a retired tobacconist of Washington, N.C., lived in China from 1917 until 1935 as an employee of the British-American Tobacco Company and the Universal Leaf Tobacco Company of China, Inc. He was involved in both sales and leaf operations and taught farmers in the interior of China to grow American tobaccos.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information Acquisition Information

    Gift of Merlin R.Doggett

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

    Preferred Citation

    Merlin R. Doggett Oral History Interview (#OH0001), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Elmore; C. Carter, February 1984

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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