Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
 

Edward Hicks Hume papers, 1914 -- 1959

Summary Information

Abstract

Edward Hicks Hume was a Protestant medical missionary in China and the founder of the Yale-Hunan Medical College. The collection contains monographs, a memorial pamphet for son T.C. Hume, correspondence and notes regarding T. C. Hume's appointment to a World Council of Churches post in Stockholm, a book list, and Chinese paper coins.

At a Glance

Bib ID 4492586 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hume, Edward H (Edward Hicks), 1876-1957
Title Edward Hicks Hume papers, 1914 -- 1959
Physical Description 0.25 linear feet (0.25 linear feet; 1 box)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

Onsite storage.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series organized by format.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains monographs by Edward Hicks Hume (E.H. Hume) as well as his son Theodore Carswell Hume (T.C. Hume), a memorial pamphet for T.C. Hume, correspondence and notes regarding T. C. Hume's appointment to a World Council of Churches post in Stockholm, a book list, and Chinese paper coins designed to be burnt as offerings during funerary rites.

  • Edward Hicks Hume papers, 1914 -- 1959

    This series contains monographs by Edward Hicks Hume (E.H. Hume) as well as his son Theodore Carswell Hume (T.C. Hume), a memorial pamphet for T.C. Hume, correspondence and notes regarding T. C. Hume's appointment to a World Council of Churches post in Stockholm, a book list, and Chinese paper coins designed to be burnt as offerings during funerary rites.

General

Missionary Research Library Archives: MRL6, China

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Restrictions on Access

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

Onsite storage.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.

Preferred Citation

Item description, MRL6: Edward Hicks Hume papers, 1914-1959, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Related Materials

Edward H. Hume papers, 1839-1928; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Edward H. and Lotta C. Hume Papers (MS 787). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

MRL 4: Robert Ernest Hume papers, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

This collection was reconstructed from previously unprocessed material in the MRL archives. Metal clips and staples were removed from materials and folded items were flattened. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. Acidic items were separated from one another by interleaving with acid-free paper as needed. Fragile items in folders 3 and 4 were replaced with acid-free photocopies and the originals separated into restricted folders 6-7. The finding aid was created by Gregory Adam Scott in 2009, reviewed and updated by Brigette C. Kamsler in 2014 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.

Revision Description

2020-08-24 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

Subject Headings

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Protestant churches -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Edward Hicks Hume was born on May 13, 1876 in Ahmednagar, India. Son of a school principal, Hume was educated in classics but was finally persuaded by his father to study medicine. After graduating from Yale and Johns Hopkins, in 1903 he married Helen Charlotta Carswell (1876 - 1976), later known as Lotta Carswell Hume. Hume practiced medicine in Bombay from 1903 until 1905, when he joined the Yale mission in China. The following year he founded the Yale hospital in Changsha 長沙, Hunan 湖南. In 1914 he founded the Yale-Hunan (Xiangya 湘亞) Medical College, and three years later he helped found the Yale-China hospital. He also served as President of the Colleges of Yale-in-China from 1923 until 1926, when he resigned due to a dispute over policy and returned to the United States. From 1934 to 1937 he returned to East Asia, promoting greater Chinese involvement in missionary medical work. He died on February 9, 1957 in Wallingford, NH.

Hume published a number of books during his lifetime, including The Chinese Way in Medicine (1940) and Doctors East Doctors West (1946). Hume's cousin Robert Earnest Hume, 1877 - 1948, was a faculty member of Union Theological Seminary in New York City from 1914 to 1943.