Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Nathan Sites papers, 1861 -- 1912

Nathan Sites papers, 1861 -- 1912

This series is open for research.

0.25 linear feet

This series contains journals, a scrapbook, and clippings that Sites collected while in China. The bulk of the material covers his early years in China. This was a foundational period among Protestant missions in China because they were given new access to mission fields, and important mission organizations such as the China Inland Mission were being founded; the fact that Sites supported the indigenization of the church in China during this early period, as revealed in this material, is significant, as this movement only gained widespread support among missionaries decades later. The journals describe his life in Fuzhou as well as trips through the surrounding countryside. Many of the clippings collected in the scrapbook are from articles and published letters written by Sites' wife, Sarah Moore Sites. Others deal with aspects of Chinese culture or Christian religious life.

This series is arranged in original order.

Box 1 Folder 1 Journal, Volume 1, 1864 -- 1869, 1 folder

Box 1 Folder 2 Journal, Volume 2, 1864 -- 1869, 1 folder

Box 1 Folder 3 Clippings and notes, circa 1899 -- 1912, 1 folder

This folder includes 1911 Among Men in the Middle Kingdom and Gospel in All Lands.

Box 1 Folder 4 Scrapbook , 1861 -- 1880, 1 folder