Personal and Private Papers

Scope and Content

This series of papers is in six sections drawn from different places. Personal Papers (China Inland Mission/PP 1-37) contain a varied selection of information on the lives of individual missionaries, usually not in any great detail. The second section (China Inland Mission/PP 38-92) is the archive of Eric and Edith Liberty, who served in China, the Philippines and Taiwan from the 1920s to 1970. This section includes a large number of photographs and a considerable amount of correspondence, some in Chinese. The third section (China Inland Mission/PP 93-118) comprises the papers of Miss Hettie Withers, a teacher in Chefoo Girls' School in the 1920s and 1930s, and includes some photographs. Section four (China Inland Mission/PP 119-157) includes the research papers of Frederick Howard Taylor on Chinese tribes (with many photographs) and his typescript reconstructions of James Hudson Taylor's life. The fifth and largest section (China Inland Mission/PP 158-479) is the collection of papers gathered by the mission's historian, A. J. Broomhall, for his work 'Hudson Taylor and China's Open century'. There are also additional CIM personal papers which incorporate ongoing accruals (located at the end of this record series).

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