Finding Aid for the Herbert Allen Giles Papers, 1877-1929

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Finding Aid for the Herbert Allen Giles Papers, 1877-1929

Collection number: 1506

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Dan Luckenbill, January 1987
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, September 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Herbert Allen Giles Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1877-1929
Collection number: 1506
Creator: Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) was professor of Chinese at Cambridge (1897-1932). His published books include Chinese biographical dictionary (1898), Chinese fairy tales (1911), and The civilization of China (1911). The collection consists of Giles' correspondence, articles by Giles from Temple bar, 44 issues of The young East (1925-30), a copy of The Buddhist diet-book, and a manuscript of Chinese shorthand vocabulary.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Collection originally assembled by C.K. Ogden.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herbert Allen Giles Papers (Collection 1506). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Giles was born on December 8, 1845 in Oxford, England; educated at Charterhouse; joined the China consular service, arriving at Beijing in 1867; left China late in 1892, and lived at Aberdeen until 1897, when he moved to Cambridge to become professor of Chinese, a chair held until his resignation in 1932; published books include Chinese biographical dictionary (1898), Chinese fairy tales (1911), and The civilization of China (1911); received the triennial gold medal of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1922; he died on February 13, 1935 in Cambridge.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of letters to sinologist Herbert Allen Giles from other writers, articles by Giles from Temple bar, 44 issues of The young East (1925-30), a copy of The Buddhist diet-book, and a manuscript of Chinese shorthand vocabulary.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935--Archives.
Sinologists--England--Archival resources.
China--Civilization--Research.
Ogden, C.K. (Charles Kay), 1889-1957.
Young East.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Letters to H.A. Giles, from fellow writers, scholars, etc.

Box 1, Folder 2

The Buddhist diet-book. New York, 1886.

Creator/Collector: Langford, Mrs. Laura (Carter) Holloway, 1848-
Box 1, Folder 3

Copies of Temple bar (1877 and 1891) with articles by Giles.

Box 1, Folder 4

"The first attempt at a [Chinese] shorthand vocabulary bound by me at the Delarmes' office..."

Box 1, Folder 5

The new east. Miniature edition of first anniversary number (1918).

Box 1, Folder 1

The young east, 1925-30.

Physical Description: (44 issues).