Diaries of Miss E.M. Tovey

Scope and Content

Diaries of Miss Tovey, as a missionary in China, 1917-18, with later diaries kept in England, 1927, and on holiday in Switzerland, June-Aug. 1932; written in The Missionaries' Anglo-Chinese Diary (Shanghai) and (1932) The Missionaries' Diary (Shanghai). The diaries for 1917 and 1918 include lists of letters sent and received, names and details of candidates for baptism, cash accounts and memoranda; those for 1927 and 1932 include some notes relating to China.

Administrative / Biographical History

Miss E[leanor?] M. Tovey was a Christian missionary in China.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The diaries were bought from D.P. White in 1990.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

A group photograph, probably including Miss Dovey, found in the 1981 volume, is now MS. Photogr. c. 15, fol. 61.

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