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Joseph Whiteside diaries, 1899 -- 1929

Joseph Whiteside diaries, 1899 -- 1929

This series is open for research.

3.5 linear feet (3.5 linear feet; 7 boxes)

This series consists of 31 diaries written by Whiteside during his thirty years in China. From 1899 to 1905 he used the series The Imperial English and Chinese Diary and Almanac (華英日記) by Kelly and Walsh, Limited. Many of these diaries contain newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other ephemera. After 1906 he used The Missionaries' Anglo-Chinese Diary, published by the American Presbyterian Mission Press in Shanghai. The diaries describe Whiteside's experiences living and working in China, and are often very personal in tone. They recount emotional experiences including episodes of illness, frustration related to his work, and his attempts to master the Chinese language.

This series is arranged in chronological order.


Box 1 Folder 1 Diary, 1899


Box 1 Folder 2 Diary, 1900


Box 1 Folder 3 Diary, 1901


Box 1 Folder 4 Diary, 1902


Box 2 Folder 1 Diary, 1903


Box 2 Folder 2 Diary, 1904


Box 2 Folder 3 Diary, 1905


Box 3 Folder 1 Diary, 1906


Box 3 Folder 2 Inserts from 1906 Diary -- original and acid free copies, 1906


Box 3 Folder 3 Diary, 1907


Box 3 Folder 4 Diary, 1908


Box 3 Folder 5 Diary, 1909


Box 3 Folder 6 Diary, 1910


Box 3 Folder 7 Diary, 1911


Box 4 Folder 1 Diary, 1912


Box 4 Folder 2 Diary, 1913


Box 4 Folder 3 Diary, 1914


Box 4 Folder 4 Diary, 1915


Box 4 Folder 5 Diary, 1916


Box 5 Folder 1 Diary, 1917


Box 5 Folder 2 Diary, 1918


Box 5 Folder 3 Diary, 1919


Box 5 Folder 4 Diary, 1920


Box 5 Folder 5 Diary, 1921


Box 5 Folder 6 Ms. Note , circa 1910 -- 1919


Box 5 Folder 7 Inserts from 1920 Diary -- original and acid free copies, 1920


Box 5 Folder 8 Inserts from 1921 Diary -- original and acid free copies, 1921


Box 6 Folder 1 Diary, 1922


Box 6 Folder 2 Diary, 1923


Box 6 Folder 3 Diary, 1924


Box 6 Folder 4 Diary, 1925


Box 6 Folder 5 Diary, 1926


Box 6 Folder 6 Insert from 1926 Diary -- original and acid free copy, 1926


Box 7 Folder 1 Diary, 1927


Box 7 Folder 2 Diary, 1928


Box 7 Folder 3 Diary, 1929