GALBRAITH, Winifred (fl 1917-1940)

Scope and Content

File 1.

  • Photograph of Winifred Galbraith c1940s.
  • Photograph of staff and students at I Fang School in China, 1927.
  • Map of China, for the China Inland Mission, c1894.
  • Published letter of introduction by Winifred Galbraith, I-Fang Collegiate School, March 1926.
  • Fold-out leaflet, with photographs, I Fang Girls Collegiate School, China c1930, describing impact of Communist outbreak 1926 and subsequent closure and reopening of school.

File 2.

Typescript draft of unpublished manuscript, 'Better to be broken jade than a perfect tile', by Winifred Galbraith c1920s-1940s.

File 3.

Typescript draft of unpublished autobiography, by Winifred Galbraith, c1960s.

Administrative / Biographical History

W.A.Galbraith, BA Honours, English, Class I, Westfield College 1917, where she met Pae Swen Tseng; Women's Army Auxiliary Corp 1917; Worlds YWCA; Trained in teaching in Canada; Taught at I Fang School in China c1920s-1930s including during the communist uprisings; Later taught English in West Africa.Publications include: The Dragon Sheds His Skin (London 1928), The Chinese, (Penguin 1943), Willow Pattern - A picture of China Today (London 1933), In China Now (New York 1941), Men Against Sky (1940).


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Acquisition Information

Maintained in situ and then inherited by Ms Galbraith's nephew, and donated to the Archives 20 June 2012.

Other Finding Aids

No additional finding aids.

Archivist's Note

Complied by Nicola Wood June 2015

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