The Memoirs of Marion Black, 1894-1981

Scope and Content

Memoirs written partly by Marion Black, and continued after her death in 1981 by her daughter-in-law, working from Marion's own notes and Adam Black's diaries. Includes a family tree.

Administrative / Biographical History

Marion Black (nee Riddell) was the wife of Adam Black, who served as a missionary and China Treasurer with the London Missionary Society in Shanghai from 1924. With the exception of a brief period of internment, Mr Black was involved in this work until 1951. He was for lengthy periods Secretary and Treasurer of the Union Church, member of the Council and Committees of the Bible Societies, of the Lester Hospital, of the Institute for the Chinese Blind, and of the National Christian Council and the Christian Literature Society. Mrs Black was Chairman of the British Women's Association of Shanghai in 1948/50 and of its Social Service Board from 1936 to 1950. She was also Vice-Chairman of the Shanghai Council of Church Women. As a later member of the Furlough Homes Sub-Committee of the LMS, she gave practical service in the care of its houses and missionary families occupying them. Mr & Mrs Black returned from China in 1951. Mr Black served the Society in its Finance Department until his retirement in 1963. Mr Black died in 1977, and Mrs Black died in 1981.

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