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Joseph Whiteside diaries, 1899 -- 1929
This series is open for research.
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.