Papers of the Graham family. Comprises: material relating to Rev John Graham and Lottie Graham, including passports and photographs, 1905-c1930s; scrapbooks and papers of Jean Graham relating to her attendance at Chefoo School, 1913-1933; and artefacts acquired by Rev John Graham and Lottie Graham during their service with the China Inland Mission, 19th century-early-20th century.
Graham Family Papers
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- ReferenceGB 102 CIM/04/09
- Dates of Creation19th century-1950s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Naxi Chinese
- Physical Description5 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Rev John Graham (b 1867) and his wife Lottie Evelyn Graham (c 1881-1958, née Varcoe) served with the China Inland Mission in Yunnan, China. Rev Graham was born in 1867, the son of Christopher Graham (1844-1910) and Jane Braithwaite (b 1843)). Rev John Graham married an American Lottie Evelyn Varcoe in Yunnan. Rev Graham had an interest in the natural sciences and anthropology, and was a collector of zoological specimens and cultural artefacts during his time in Yunnan. Following their return from China, John Graham and Lottie Graham lived at the China Inland Mission nursing home at Cornford House, Pembury, England. The daughter of Rev John Graham and Lottie Graham, Jean Braithwaite Graham (1915-2010) was a pupil at the China Inland Mission Chefoo School at Chefoo [Yantai, China], where she was a member of the Rangers (Girl Guides). Jean later worked as a nurse in London, England.
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Donated In June 2013 by Bruce Graham on behalf of his late grandfather, the Reverend John Graham. Accepted by SOAS Library as a gift on behalf of the Overseas Missionary Fellowship.