Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

James Whitford Bashford diaries, 1905 -- 1918, 1969

James Whitford Bashford diaries, 1905 -- 1918, 1969

This series is open for research.

2 linear feet; 2 linear feet; 4 boxes

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.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Collection notes, 1969

Box 1 Folder 2-8 Diary 11-26, 1905 -- 1908

Box 2 Folder 1-6 Diary 27-38, 1908 -- 1912

Box 3 Folder 1-6 Diary 39-50, 1912 -- 1917

Box 4 Folder 1-2 Diary 51-54, 1917 -- 1919

Box 4 Folder 3 Book 55-56, circa 1919

Book 55, Notebook on Religions, Land, People and History of China; Book 56, Index for Diaries

Box 4 Folder 4 Portrait Photo of James Whitford Bashford, circa 1887

Box 4 Folder 5 Photograph of Peking University Campus after Post-Boxer Reconstruction, 1900