|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
James Whitford Bashford diaries, 1905 -- 1918, 1969
This series is open for research.
This series contains 54 volumes of diaries which Bashford wrote during his life in China. The diaries contain notes on his work, travels, interviews with public figures and reflections upon readings, as well as notes on history and events of his day. He also compiled extensive notes on the religions, land, people, and history of China. These appear in a separate notebook. Also included is an index for Bashford's diaries. Some entries are in the form Diary number: page number; most entries simply have four digits. For these entries the first two digits refer to the diary number. The remaining digits refer to the page number within that diary. This series also contains a portrait photo of Bashford and a photo of buildings at Peking University, as well as collection notes.
This series is arranged chronologically by format.