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Benjamin Waugh papers, 1925-1933, bulk 1927-1928

Summary Information

Abstract

The Benjamin Waugh papers mainly consist of photographs that documented the National Revolution Army's Northern Expedition in various northern cities in China dating from 1927 to 1928. Other materials include letters, a grocery company's income, and photographic postcards depicting sceneries in China.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1314
Bib ID 4079695 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Waugh, Benjamin
Title Benjamin Waugh papers, 1925-1933, bulk 1927-1928
Physical Description 0.4 Linear Feet (in 1 manuscript box)
Language(s) Chinese , English .
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Description

Summary

The Benjamin Waugh papers include two letters with envelopes from Baldwin Lee from 1925 and 1933, six undated photographic postcards, an account of a grocery company's income in Chinese, a Kodak film envelope, and fifty-two photographs of the National Revolution Army in various Chinese cities during the Northern Expedition, dating from 1925-1933, with the bulk dates from 1927 to 1928. The photographs in the papers depict the everyday life of soldiers from the National Republican Army (國民革命軍) as well as official photographs from the Photograph Department, Airplane Brigade, Aviation Division of the National Revolution Army Headquarters (國民革命軍總司令部航空處飛機隊攝影科製品).

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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Benjamin Waugh papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

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Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of the estate of Benjamin Waugh via Brian Crawford and Scott Morton, 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Waugh, Benjamin, Estate. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--06/27/89. Accession number--M-89-06-27.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Processed JHR 03/29/90. Finding aid revised by Yingwen Huang in June 2018.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2018-08-10 EAD finding aid updated.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Benjamin Waugh was admitted to Columbia University in 1917, but he later withdrew. Baldwin Lee (Traditional Chinese: 李寶榮; Simplified Chinese: 李宝荣) received his degree from the Teacher's College at Columbia University. After returning to China, he was a faculty member of the Department of Education at Lingnan University (嶺南大學) from the late 1920s to 1930s. He also served as the chairman of the department during his tenure at Lingnan University.

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Benjamin Waugh papers, 1925-1933


Letters and other materials, 1925, 1933, undated



Box 1 Baldwin Lee to Benjamin Waugh, Shanghai, 1 p., with envelope and four stamps of Republic of China, 1925


Box 1 Baldwin Lee to Benjamin Waugh, Canton, China, with envelope, 1933


Box 1 Dark blue paper, an account of a (grocery) company's monthly income, no year


Box 1 Kodak film wallet


Photographs of the Northern Expedition (National Revolutionary Army), ca. 1927-1928


Box 1 1 The bronze plate on the right side of the gate says "The Central Bank" and the poster below the long board is dated "February, the 16th Republican Year", 1927


Box 1 2 The western faces in the photo indicate the site must be a foreign concession, unknown place


Box 1 3 Temporary airplane shelter in Lijiaqiao on the outskirts of Wuchang, Hubei. The imprint says, 'Photographed by Photograph Department, Airplane Brigade, Aviation Division of the Headquarters of the National Revolutionary Army," (hereafter, PPAANRA), n.d.


Box 1 4 Lijiaqiao, PPAANRA


Box 1 5 Airplane shelter at Da wang pu, PPA.ANRA


Box 1 6 A French concession, unknown place


Box 1 7 Bombed cleaners' stores in Shanghai


Box 1 8 Soldiers of NRA, unknown place


Box 1 9 Soldiers of NRA at a ferry called "Xinji"


Box 1 10 An airport being built in Lijiaqiao on the outskirts of Wuchang, PPAANRA


Box 1 11 NRA headquarters in Wuchang, PPAANRA. The upper banner says "Welcome!" The lower banner says "Welcome Revolutionary Leaders," undated


Box 1 12 Russian soldiers having a lunch at Lijiaqiao, PPAANRA


Box 1 13 Soldiers carrying supplies near Lijiaqiao, PPAANRA


Box 1 14 Aeroplane shelter being built in Hengzhou, Hunan, PPAANRA


Box 1 15 Jiaotong Avenue in Hankou, PPAANRA


Box 1 16 Tombs of the slain near the railway station of Nanchang, Jiang, PPAANRA


Box 1 17 Bombed soldiers' houses near the railway station of Nanchang, Jiangxi, PPAANRA


Box 1 18 unknown person, unknown place


Box 1 19 unknown person, unknown place


Box 1 20 Soldiers taking a rest, unknown place


Box 1 21 Tombs of the slain with banners of tribute, unknown place


Box 1 22 Soldiers guarding a bombed site, unknown place


Box 1 23 The headquarters of the Fourth Division of the NRA, unknown place


Box 1 24 Bombed city, unknown place


Box 1 25 Bombed city, unknown place


Box 1 26 Soldiers on boats, unknown place


Box 1 27 Soldiers preparing an attack, unknown place


Box 1 28 Soldiers crossing train tracks, unknown place


Box 1 29 A railway station, unknown place


Box 1 30 Xinji ferry in Hankou, unknown place


Box 1 31 An unknown officer of the NRA, unknown place


Box 1 32 The "Yat sun 2" airplane, PPAANRA, unknown place


Box 1 33 The British concession at Hankou, PPAANRA


Box 1 34 Jiujiang Railway Station, Jiangxi, PPAANRA


Box 1 35 Russian soldiers after the conquest of Wuchang, PPAANRA


Box 1 36 Civilian houses at the foot of Hong Mountain bombed by the northern warlord artillery force, PPAANRA


Box 1 37 Radio station in Wuchang, PPAANRA


Box 1 38 Civilian houses in Wuchang bombed by the artillery force of the northern warlords, PPAANRA


Box 1 39 NRA artillery front at the foot of Hong Mountain


Box 1 40 Bombed city, unknown place


Box 1 41 An unknown railway station, unknown place


Box 1 42 Soldiers at a street battle, unknown place


Box 1 43 NRA artillery forces, unknown place


Box 1 44 An unknown place, unknown place


Box 1 45 An unknown person, unknown place


Box 1 46 Airplane and airport near the Nanhu school, PPAANRA


Box 1 47 The airplane brigade discussing the plan of attacking Wuchang city in Lijiaqiao, PPAANRA


Box 1 48 The first airplane arriving at Da wang pu from Baoqing, PPAANRA


Box 1 49 The airplane prepared for an attack at Wuchang City, PPAANRA


Box 1 50 The airplane brigade discussing the plan of attacking Wuchang city in Lijiaqiao, PPAANRA


Box 1 51 An unknown officer of the NRA by an aeroplane, unknown place


Box 1 52 An airplane, unknown place


Postcards, undated


Box 1 1 unknown place


Box 1 2 Puo luo tree


Box 1 3 Parliament of Hubei Province, PPAANRA


Box 1 4 The aeroplane shelter in Lijiaqiao, PPAANRA


Box 1 5 Pavilion of imperial slates


Box 1 6 Shrine to Confucius