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American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions records, 1878 -- 1958

Series 3: Asia and Philippine Islands, 1878 -- 1950

This series is open for research.

0.5 linear feet; 0.5 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains correspondence and reports concerning ABCFM missions in Asia, including China; Eastern and Central Turkey; European Turkey at the Samokov Station in Bulgaria; Japan; and India; and missions in the Philippine Islands. All discuss in detail their experiences with the local population, the current living situations, and other missions in the area. The missionaries speak of when Communists took control in China in 1949-1950. The missionaries in Japan include details about the country's recoveryfrom World War II and the Japanese feeling towards Americans. Those in the Philippines include details from the medical missionaries involving the types of diseases and people receiving medical treatment. The missionaries in Turkey detail the massacres which took place in the late nineteenth century and the Russian army occupation, including the interaction with Turks, Bulgarians and the missionary groups themselves. The European Turkey Mission reports include those from the Collegiate and Theological Institute in Bulgaria, and the Girls Boarding School. Much of the material is either mimeographed or carbon copy. The reports from the European Turkey Mission are handwritten mission or school copies and include annotations and corrections.

This series is arranged alphabetically by location.

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Box 7 Folder 1 China, Secretarial Correspondence, 1937


Box 7 Folder 2 China, Report Letters from Missionaries, 1949 -- 1950


Box 7 Folder 3 China, Foochow Mission, Fukien: Shao-Wu Station Report Letters, 1906 -- 1950


Box 7 Folder 4 China, Foochow Mission, Fukien: Ing-Hok Station Report Letters, 1907 -- 1914


Box 7 Folder 5 China, North China Mission: Pang Chuang Station Report Letters, 1906 -- 1914


Box 7 Folder 6 Eastern Turkey Mission: Harpoot Station Report Letters, 1906 -- 1914


Box 7 Folder 7-8 European Turkey Mission: Samakov Station, Bulgaria Annual Reports, 1878 -- 1888


Box 7 Folder 9 European Turkey Mission: Samakov Station, Bulgaria Girls Boarding School Annual Reports, 1882 -- 1898


Box 7 Folder 10-13 European Turkey Mission: Samakov Station, Bulgaria Collegiate and Theological Institute Annual Reports, 1880 -- 1914


Box 7 Folder 14 Central Turkey Mission: Adana and Aintab Stations Report Letters, 1909 -- 1910


Box 7 Folder 15 India, Madura Mission: Battalagundu and Aruppukottai Stations Report Letters, 1907 -- 1914


Box 7 Folder 16 India, Marathi Mission: Soholapur Station Report Letters, 1907 -- 1914


Box 7 Folder 17 Japan: Doshiba University, Kyoto, and Kobe College, Nishinomiya Report Letters, 1949


Box 7 Folder 18 Japan Mission: Sapporo Station and Sendai Station Report Letters, 1907 -- 1908


Box 7 Folder 19 Philippine Islands Report Letters, 1911 -- 1913