Pacey correspondence file: page nos 305-342, 391-500

Scope and Content

Predominately letters from Leslie Pacey to his parents written from Yunnan (principally Kunming), China, with six letters written to them by Mildred Button in Wenchow [Wenzhou]. Matters discussed include: family and friends in UK; colleagues; their wedding preparations; their health; his work routine; domestic matters; pets; weather; visitors; travel in China; social activities (tennis, sightseeing, dining, cinema, etc); synod and developments in South-west China district; visit to and comments on Shih-men-k'an or Stonegateway; communist activities in area and impact on mission; government forces reactions; release of Bosshardt of the CIM by communists; Button returns (June 1936) to Kunming.


The green ink page numbering system used by the family is noted in the title field. Numbers 343 to 390 were apparently placed here in error and then renumbered 302A to 304V.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Accepted as a deposit on behalf of the Methodist Church from Mr Arnold Pacey, September 2005

Archivist's Note


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Copyright vested with Pacey family