Pacey correspondence file: page nos 70-289

Scope and Content

Letters from Leslie Pacey to his parents written principally from the College of Chinese Studies in Peiping [Beijing] with also a few from Tsinan-fu [Jinan] and Witingfu, China. Matters discussed include: experiences on arriving in China; Methodism in Shanghai; travel in China; comments on college staff and students and description of college life; description of Peiping [Beijing] with also a few remarks on Tsinan-fu [Jinan] and Witingfu; social activities (cinema, sightseeing, tennis, dining, shopping, lectures, etc); learning Chinese; teaching English; festivals and celebrations (Chinese and Christian); family and friends in UK; his health, the weather.

Includes four unnumbered printed circular letters: two written by Pacey (Feb & Nov 1934) and two by his colleague Edward Moody (Feb & July 1934).


The red ink page numbering system used by the family is noted in the title field.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Transferred to SOAS by the Methodist Church, September 2000

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

Copyright vested with Pacey family

Custodial History

Folder deposited directly with the Methodist Church by Arnold Pacey, date unknown.