Quentin Gregory Oral History Interview

March 22, 1972
Oral History #OH0003
Lennon, Donald R.; Gregory, Quentin
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocasette, 1 hour, 19 pages
Preferred Citation
Quentin Gregory Oral History Interview (#OH0003), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Biographical/historical information

Mr. Gregory, of Halifax, N.C., was a tobacconist in China from 1905 to 1920. He was general inspector for all sales in China for the British-American Tobacco Company.

Scope and arrangement

He tells of tobacco operations in China during his stay; Chinese attitudes toward American, British, and German businessmen; missionary reactions to businessmen; aftermath of the Boxer Rebellion; the revolution in 1912; travel in China; horseracing; railroads; and a visit to an opium den.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Quentin Gregory

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

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.

General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Gregory, Quentin
Corporate Names
British-American Tobacco Co. (China)--Employees
British-American Tobacco Co. (China)--History
Americans--China--20th century
Opium abuse--China
Tobacco industry--China
China--History, Military--20th century
China--Social conditions--20th century