Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

John Horton Daniels and Helen (Dunn) Daniels papers, 1919 -- 1959

Series 1: Correspondence, 1919 -- 1950

This series is open for research.

1.25 linear feet; 1.25 linear feet; 3 boxes

This series contains correspondence written by John Horton and Helen Daniels to family and friends in the United States. It covers the period during which they lived and worked in China, including the final years leading up to the establishment of the People's Republic and the eviction of the missionaries. Most of this correspondence is of a personal nature, reporting and reflecting on their experiences in China. Several of the letters are significant because they were sent by John Horton Daniels to his wife and family from internment in the Philippines. There are also official communications between government agencies and the Daniels' family regarding his status as an interned civilian.

This series is arranged chronologically.

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Box 1 Folder 1-20 Correspondence, 1919-03 -- 1931-12

Box 2 Folder 1-15 Correspondence, 1932-01 -- 1941-12

Box 3 Folder 1-9 Correspondence, 1942-04 -- 1950-05