Martin Family Papers

Scope and Content

Photographs and artefacts of William Arthur Martin and Christina Stuart Martin, 1920s; and papers and artefacts of Jean Graham relating to Chefoo School and Weihsien Internment Camp, 1939-1945

Administrative / Biographical History

William Arthur Martin served as a missionary with the China Inland Mission in Shanghai and Sichuan province, China. Before his missionary service, Martin worked as a bank clerk in Thornton Heath, London. Following his service he became a parish priest in Somerham with Flawton, Suffolk. He died in 1980.

Christina Stuart Macintyre (afterwards Martin), a nurse, served with the China Inland Mission in Shanghai and Nanpu, Sichuan province. She died in 1967.

William and Christina Martin's first daughter, Christine Mary Martin was born in 1932. She began her education at Chefoo School in about 1939. She was interned during World War II, without her parents, in Weihsien Internment Camp. Following her release she attended Bristol University. Christine died in about 1973.

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Acquisition Information

Donated to SOAS Library by Janet Martin on 19 August 2014. Accepted by SOAS Library as a gift on behalf of the Overseas Missionary Fellowship.

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