Guide to the Clarke Family Papers, 1904-1968

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Guide to the Clarke Family Papers, 1904-1968

Collection number: M0292

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

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Stanford, California

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Clarke Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1904-1968
Collection number: Special Collections M0292
Creator: Clarke family
Extent: ca. 10 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

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Gift of Ruth Elliott Johnson Clarke.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Clarke Family Papers, M0292, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical Note

The daughter of Dr. Charles Fletcher Johnson and Agnes Elliott Johnson, Ruth Clarke was born on April 2, 1890 in Wei Hsien, Shantung, China where she quickly mastered Mandarin Chinese. She was educated at Miss Jewell's School in Shanghai which was also attended by Miss Pearl Buck. After visiting her Uncle Hosmer Johnson in Washington D.C., Ruth entered and graduated from Wilson College (Chambersburg, Pa.) in 1912. She then returned to Shanghai to accept a teaching position at Miss Jewell's.
In 1916 Ruth Johnson accepted a new position in the Peking American School. It was there that she met J. Eric G. Clarke whom she married on June 21, 1916 in Tsinanfu, Shantung. The Rev. W. P. Chalfant officiated. Kathleen Clarke, Margaret Emma Johnson, Gerald Clarke and Hosmer F. Johnson were members of the wedding party Dating from this ceremony, the couple often signed their combined correspondence Rutheric. Following a brief honeymoon in Tai Shan, the couple returned to Peking where they resided for the next 16 years. During this period Mrs. Clarke made several trips to the United States where she exhibited many of the fabulous Oriental art treasures she had collected throughout her stay in China.
Soon after the couple moved to Shanghai the threat of war between Japan and China became reality. Overnight, internment camps were set up for aliens like the Clarkes. Their homes were occupied by Japanese soldiers as soon as they were evacuated by the local Occupation authorities. From April 10, 1943 until a few weeks following the Japanese surrender to MacArthur on August 14, 1945, the Clarkes were confined at Lung Hwa Camp near Peking.
Among the nearly 1800 interns at Lung Hwa were men and women from all professions and backgrounds. Although spirits were high during the first season at the camp, morale worsened during the winter--food became scarce and poorer in quality and the stoves which the Japanese installed on each floor of the ten dormitories were never lit. The cubicles they occupied were 4`8 by 22' long. Despite the difficult conditions they encountered at the camp, the Clarkes and their fellow inmates managed to maintain a high level of personal development which is reflected in the many activities enjoyed at the camp: lectures, plays, musical productions and many other kinds of intellectual stimulation. One of the most amusing highlights of their stay was the development of a game called Dictionary Please. Because of their limited reading material, the Clarkes designed a game which relied only upon the dictionary they brought with them and their active imaginations. The game was so successful that it became a partial livelihood following their return to America in 1946.
Residing in Portland, Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. Clarke remained active socially and intellectually. Mrs. Clarke served as president of Zonta International and the Lewis and Clarke's Women's League. Mrs. Clarke now resides in Mountain View, California.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, photographs (of China), books and pamphlets about Chinese art, etc.

Reference Materials

1. Palmer, J.P.: Jade Spring Books; London, 1967.
2. The Encyclopedia Sinica Couling, Samuel Kelly & Walsh; Shanghai, 1917.
3. Thiel, albert W.R.: Chinese Pottery and Stoneware Thos. nelson & Sons; N.Y., N.D.
4. Goette, John: Jade Lore Kelly & Walsh; Shanghai, 1936.
5. Forsyth, Robb. Coventry: Shanting, The Sacred Province of China Christian Literature Society; Shanghai, 1912
6. Graham, Dorothy: Through the moon Door J. H. Sears & Co.; N.Y., 1926.
7. Brandt, J.: Introduction to Literary Chinese North China Union Language School; Peking, 1927.
8. Weale, B.L. Putnam: The Vanished Empire Macmillan & Co.; London, 1926.
9. Jennu, Delia: Letter from Peking Oxford UP; London, 1967.
10. Busheel, Stephen W.: Chinese [UNK] V. I Eyre & Spottiswoode; London, 1909.
11. Smith, Arthur H.: Chinese Characteristics 3rd ed. Fleming H. Revell Co.; n.y., 1894.
12. Grubb, Norman P.: C.T.Studd, Cricketer & Pioneer Religious Tract Society; London, 1933.
13. Martin, W.A.P.: The Siege in Peking Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier; Edinburgh, 1900.
14. Lymn, Jermyn Chi-Hung: Social Life of The Chinese in Peking China Booksellers; Peking, 1928.
15. Strong, [UNK] [UNK]: a Sketch of Chinese Cuts & Crafts China Bhsellers; Peking, 1926.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Ruth Johnson Clarke Correspondence- 1904-



Item 1. 2-6-04 Juliet J. to Mamma and Papa from Shanghai


Item 2. 2-13-04R. J. To Papa and Mamma and Hosner from Shanghai


Item 3. 3-12-04 J. Montague to Mama from Shanghai


Item 4. 4-15-04 Juliet Montague to Mama from Shanghai


Item 5. 4-27-04[R.J.] to Mama and Hosner from Shanghai (fragment burned)


Item 6. 5-20-04R.J. to Mama, Papa, and brothers from Shanghai


Item 7. 6-2-04R.J. to Mama from Shanghai


Item 8. 6-4-04R.J. to Mama from Shanghai


Item 9. 6-17-04R.J. To Mama, Papa Hosner from Shanghai


Item 10. N.D.R.J. to Mamma, Hosner from Shanghai from Shanghai [2-04]


Item 11. N.D.R.J. to Mama and Papa from Shanghai [3/4-04]

Box 1, Folder 2

Ruth Johnson Clarke Correspondence


Item 1. N.D.Ruthie to Mrs. C.F. Johnson note- invitation to tea


Item 2. N.D.R.J. to Papa [from Shanghai] [1904]


Item 3. 12-28-08R.J. to Daddy [from W.D.C.]


Item 4. 7-16-11R.J. to Daddy [from W.D.C.]


Item 5. 9-1911R.J. to Daddy [fr. Chamersburg]


Item 6. 10-1-11R.J. to Daddy [fr. Chambersburg]


Item 7. 11-1911R.J. to Daddy [fr. Chambersburg]


Item 8. 3-3-[1912]R.J. to Daddy [fr. Chambersburg] m. revolutionist and Manchu trouble


Item 9. 2-28-15R.J. to Mother and Dad [fr. Shanghai] re: Hosner's operation and R.J.'s illness, etc.


Item 10. 3-8-15R.J. to Family [fr. Shanghai] re: possible teaching position in Peking


Item 11. 5-10-15R.J. to Family [fr. Shanghai]


Item 12. 1-22-16RJ to EGC


Item 13. 9-3-16RJ to EGC


Item 14. 10-3-16RJ to EGC


Item 15. 6-16wedding announcement


Item 16. 1-1-17 Rutheric to Daddy, Mummy, Hosner [fr. Peking]


Item 17. N.D.RJC to Daddy [1916]


Item 18. N.D.Sunday noon. R, Eric & Frank to Dearest Ones RMS Empress of Russia to Japan


Item 19. 9-23-20RJC to Eric [fr. Tsinan]


Item 20. 4-30-21Ruth and Eric to Family [fr. Shanghai]


Item 21. 5-6-21RJC to Family, Yokohama RMS Emperor of Russia [to Vancouver]


Item 22. 5-5-[21]RJC to Family Kobe m. Sir Reg. and Lady Gamble, Mr. Cruikshank


Item 23. 5-13-21RJC to Family, Nagasaki RMS Empress of Russia m. Dr. and Mrs. Packard of the Rockefeller in Peking


Item 24. 7-24-21[RJC] to Uncles Hosner, Frank, and Milton Delaware Gap, Pa. m. Eric's illness


Item 25. 7-31-21RJC to family Easton, Pa.


Item 26. 1-29-22RJC to Eric, Tsinanfu, m. Mother and Kathleen in Tientsin


Item 27. 4-13-29RJC to Family m. New York trip and exhibit Arden studies and Dr. Slean


Item 28. 4-30-31RJC to Daddy [Wilmington, Delaware]


Item 29. 12-13-33RJC to EGC, USS President Jackson, photo & note


Item 30. 11-1-36RJC to Mrs. SS Corbett [NY] re: Mother's funeral


Item 31. 11-1-36RJC to Scott S. Corbett


Item 32. [11-1-36]RJC to Mrs. SS Corbett


Item 33. 1937RJC to Friends [Shanghai] good letter concerning uncertain political state in China (Shanghai) in 1937. Incident Friday 13, 1937. m. George Scranton; Dr. Bob Reischauer's death; bombing of Japanese consulate; typhoon


Item 34. N.D. Wednesday.RJC to Eric N.L.


Item 35. N.D. May 4,RJC to Daddy and Mother


Item 36. 5-8-48RJC to Lori Treece [U.S.]

Physical Description: (copy)

Item 37. 1-28-49RJC to Margaret Hager's Mother, Portland Oregon

Box 1, Folder 3

RJC To Beth Rogerson. 1929-31in original order-not listed individually

Box 1, Folder 4

Eric G. Clarke Correspondence


Item Item 1. 4-10-15EGC to Miss Johnson Peking ALS


Item 2. 1-22-16 Papa Clarke to Ruth Peking re: engagement of son to Ruth ALS & CU (enclosuree)


Item 3. 2-2-16[EGC to Ruth] [Peking] (personal) AL


Item 4. 2-22-16EGC to Ruth [Peking] (personal) & cover. ALS


Item 5. Enclosure to #4, sketch of ring design for wedding


Item 6. 2-26-16EGC [to Ruth] [Peking] (personal) & cover


Item 7. 2-3-16EGC [to Ruth] & cover [Peking] (note enclosed) ALS


Item 8. 3-3-16EGC [to Ruth] & cover ALS [Peking]


Item 9. Enclosure to #8 3-3-16S.E. Luca [?] to EGC. Peking


Item 10. N.D.EGC [to Ruth] [Peking]


Item 11. 3-29-16Coded telegram & cover [EGC to RJC] Peking


Item 12. 3-5-16EGC to Ruth and cover ALS


Item 13. Enclosure to #12 Hadleys to Ruth ANS


Item 13A. [5-16] Next month EGC to little Scampykins Peking ALS and cover


Item 14. [5-21-16]EGC [to Ruth] and cover


Item 15. [6-16] EGC [to Ruth] ALS


Item 16. [1916][EGC to Ruth] AN


Item 17. [1916]ALS and cover


Item 18. 7-27-16ANS and cover


Item 19. 8-20-16 Rutheric to Dad, Mother, and Hosmer ALS [Peking]


Item 20. 3-11-17 Rutheric to Dad and Mummy Peking (TL & ALS combined)


Item 21. Enclosure to #20 Sunday 4 PM (no date)AL fragment [Ruth] to Daddy, Mummy & Hozziekins


Item 22. 9-29-20EGC to Mother and Dad [Peking] ALS


Item 23. 4-24-21copy telegram DT Tsinan


Item 24. 5-18-22TLS EGC to Dad


Item 25. 11-5-27ALS EGC [to Ruth] Peking


Item 26. 11-11-27ALS EGC [to Ruth]


Item Item 27. 5-19-31TLS EGC to Ruthie & Margaret et al. Shanghai re: CFJ's death


Item 28. Enclsure to #27, funeral address by Rev. R.A. Torrey, Jr. CFJ, M.D. DT


Item 29. Enclosure to #27, funeral address by L.J. Davies Dr. CFJ in Relation to the Shantung Mission and Tsinan Station DT


Item 30. Enclosure to #27 RJC tp Family ALS carbon


Item 31. 6-21-31EGC to Mummy [Ruth] ALS


Item 32. 11-2-36EGC to Ruth Margaret and Bess


Item 33. N.D.-Mon. 9 Nov [1931?][EGC] tp Ruth re: Mother Johnson's death AL fragment


Item 34. N.D.-April 26 [1916?]EGC to Daddy, Mummy, & Margo ALS


Item 35. 6-25-[21]EGC to Ruth ALS [during Japanese trip]


Item 36. Aug 15 [?]EGC to Dad [1916]TLS Peking m. unrest if Wu Pei Fu think things are going right.


Item 37. cover April 2, 1961[EGC] to Ruth

Box 1, Folder 5

Hosner Johnson Correspondence


Item Item 1. 10-25-16ALS and cover HJ [to RJC] m. Mother Clarke's & Dad Johnson's death, wedding plans w/Cora. Wei Hsin, Shantung


Item 2. 1-13-28Hosmer to Father and Mother TL carbon (Hong Kong) m. Queen Victoria, account of journey


Item 3. 2-12-28(Singapore, actually written 1-17) TL journey


Item 4. 2-14-28(Sumatra) (1-24) TL journey


Item 5. 3-28-29HJ to Folks (Tsinan) parents wedding anniversary TLS


Item 6. 10-14-34HJ to Mother ALS [Chefoo?]


Item 7. 2-14-35HJ to Mother TLS (New York)


Item 8. N.D. [1934]fragment ALS m. Hector [Elizabeth]


Item 9. 11-17-?HJ to Mother TLS (NY) [probably '34]M. Nanking murder, Hector [Elizabeth]


Item 10. 11-21-40HJ to Ruth. postcard AS [China?] re: Elizabeth's birth that a.m. [Charles, Eric, other kid]

Box 5

Series B


1. A-B


2. Accident Claims (Taxi-NY)


3. Business License Reports


4. Centilli


5. Chao-Ch'un Teh


6. John Crawforal


7. Customs-Import License


8. Data on Cupids + Paintings


9. Evans, Ruby


10. E


11. Incoming Corr. E-G


12. Far Easterner


13. Faris, Paul + Helena


14. Farm (John I. Smith)


15. Friends of the Museum - Portland


16. Friends of the Museum

Box 6

1. Gande


2. Ginpoh


3. Ginpoh


4. Gluck Auf


5. Incoming Corr. H-N


6. Lee Su Jan


7. Mc


8. McCoy, Georgia (Mrs. James C. Lowry)




10. Mauritz


11. Memos (Mementos)

Box 7

1. Morand, Donald A.


2. Music


3. In. Corr. N-W


4. Newspaper Cuttings


5. Newspaper Cuttings


6. Niemi


7. Nolan, Bob


8. Osland-Hill, Nora Waln


9. Owens 1960


10. P-General


11. Paquet


12. Pending Business


13. Political (Kennedy)


14. Pope, Clifford


15. Portland Zoo


16. Price, Dolly



Box 8, Folder 1


Box 8, Folder 2

Receipts 1962

Box 8, Folder 3

Receipts Personal

Box 8, Folder 4

Hand-written receipts of Ruth Johnson Clarke

Box 8, Folder 5

Red China

Box 8, Folder 6


Box 8, Folder 7


Box 8, Folder 8

Ruth's Souvenirs

Box 8, Folder 9


Box 8, Folder 10


Box 8, Folder 11

Secret Pal

Box 8, Folder 12

Shoemaker, Sam

Box 8, Folder 13


Box 8, Folder 14


Box 8, Folder 15


Box 8, Folder 16

Telephone #'s

Box 8, Folder 17


Box 8, Folder 18


Box 8, Folder 19


Box 9, Folder 1


Box 9, Folder 2


Box 9, Folder 3

Webster, Jerome

Box 9, Folder 4

Wentworth, Irwin

Box 9, Folder 5

White, Henry & Esmee

Box 9, Folder 6

Winburn, Joan Stacy

Box 9, Folder 7

Winter berger

Box 9, Folder 8

K.C. w u

Box 10, Folder 1


Box 10, Folder 2


Box 10, Folder 3


Box 10, Folder 4

Zell Bors. (Jade)

Box 10, Folder 5




Box 11, Folder 1

Correspondence - - Miscellancous unrecognized, to Ruth Johnson Clarke

Box 11, Folder 2

Bill & Receipts of Ruth Johnson Clarke

Box 11, Folder 3

Misc. Business material of R. J. Clarke

Box 11, Folder 4

Ruth S. Clarke: Miscellancous

Box 11, Folder 5

R. S. Clarke: misc.

Box 11, Folder 6

Handpainted Chinese Country & Medical Scenes

Box 12, Folder 1.

Photographs: RJC et al.

Box 12, Folder 2.

Photographs: RJC et al.

Box 12, Folder 3.

Photographs: RJC et al.

Box 12, Folder 4.


Box 12, Folder 5.

Bound newspaper clippings

Box 12, Folder 6.

loose newspaper clippings

Box 13, Folder 1

Scrapbook - personal (marriage and honeymoon)

Box 13, Folder 2

Photographs - personal

Box 13, Folder 3

Photographs - personal

Box 13, Folder 4

Photographs - scenic (some identified)

Box 13, Folder 5

Photographs - collection notebook

Box 13, Folder 6

Photographs collection notebook

Box 13, Folder 7

Photographs - collection

Box 13, Folder 8

Photographs - collection negatives

Box 13, Folder 9

Artwork - cardboard-backed painting of mongate



Box 14, Folder 1

Laufer, B.:The Chinese Imperial Gold Collection 1934

Box 14, Folder 2

Jacobs, Leonebel: My China

Box 14, Folder 3

Yamanaka and Co.: Collection of Chinese and Other Far Eastern Art 1943

Box 14, Folder 4

Metropolitan Opera House Spring 1968The Royal Ballet

Box 14, Folder 5

S.F. Opera House July 1968Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet

Box 14, Folder 6

The Royal Ballet Covent Garden

Box 14, Folder 7

Orientations March 1973

Box 14, Folder 8

Orientations April 1973

Box 14, Folder 9

Dr. Burt Brown Barker (1873-1969)Memorial Message

Box 14, Folder 10

Laufer, B.: Insect Musicians and Cricket Champions of China

Box 14, Folder 11

Chinese and Siamese Art belonging to Miss Alice Boney 1958

Box 14, Folder 12

Chung-Huan, W.: The King of Chinese Porcelain - The Ch'ai Yao Vase Tientsin 1931

Box 14, Folder 13

Goddard, W.G.: Formosa Taipei 1958

Box 14, Folder 14

Bensabott, R.: Chinese Jade and Other Semi-Precious Jewelry

Box 14, Folder 15

The China Tiffin Club: Throughout the Years 1958

Box 14, Folder 16

Gump, A. Livingston:Jade Hunt ca. 1931with inserts

Box 14, Folder 17

The Altar of the Sacred Jade Pagoda San Francisco

Box 14, Folder 18

Newspaper clippings from Dad Johnson - Peotone and Chicago

Box 14, Folder 19

Newspaper clippings

Box 14, Folder 20

Newspaper clippings

Box 14, Folder 21

Small memorabilia

Box 14, Folder 22

Large memorabilia

Box 15, Folder 1

Genealogical material

Box 15, Folder 2

Business correspondence

Box 15, Folder 3

Letters of sympathy (1963-5)

Box 15, Folder 4

Zonta Club International

Box 15, Folder 5

Fashion show notes

Box 15, Folder 6


Box 15, Folder 7

Notebook - Quotations

Box 15, Folder 8

Notebook - Zonta, Dictionary Please, exhibits

Box 15, Folder 9

Notebook - Shai Art Club lecture

Box 15, Folder 10

Notebook - collection notes

Box 15, Folder 11

Notebook - 1964trip (NY) with inserts

Box 15, Folder 12

Notebook - Sales record, clothing 1962with inserts

Box 15, Folder 13

Notebook - nearly blank

Box 15, Folder 14

Book - The Little Oxford Dictionary, Geo. Ostler Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931

Box 15, Folder 15

Book - The Three Weavers, Annie Fellows Johnston Boston: LC Page, 1905

Box 15, Folder 16

Book - New Testament Oxford Univ. Press

Box 15, Folder 17

Book - The Holy Bible, American Revision Committee NY: Thomas Nelson, 1901

Box 15, Folder 18

Book - Murray Warner (1869-1920),MIT Class of '92 Special Printing, MIT Press, 1929

Box 15, Folder 19

Book - The Conococheague Wilson College Annual vol. 17, 1912Chambersburg, Pa.

Box 16

1. Singer, Caroline and C. LeRoy Baldridge: Turn to the East Minton, Batch & Co.; New York, 1926.

Physical Description: (autographed)

2. Chinese Painting Assn. of Peking: The Shop Signs of Peking C.P.A. of Peking; Peking, [1931].

Physical Description: (hand-painted illustrations)

3. Parier, A. (?): Faits Mémorables des Emperevrs dela Chine Ponce graveur; Paris, N.D..(gravées par Helman.)

Physical Description: 40

4. Doré, Henry S.J. (M. Kennelly, S.J. trans.) Researches into Chinese Super-Stitions T'usewei Printing Press; Shanghai, 1914.v. I + II


5. Jl. of the China Branch of The Royal Asiatic Society v. 28 (1893-4). Theyü-li or Precious Records Transl. by Rev. geo. W. Clarke Kelly & Waish, Ltd.; Shanghai, 1893-4.


6. Staunton, Sir george (Bart.) An Historical Account of the Embassy to the Emperor of China Printed for John Stockdale; Piccadilly, 1797.


7. Powers, Ella M. and Thoj. M. Balliet: The Silver-Burdett Readers. First Book, Silver Burdett & Co.; N.Y., 1906.


8. gordon, J. D.: Prayer Changes Things 11,000Th. ca. 1910?South Africa general Mission - Marshall Bros.; Wimbledon


9. Burns, Robert: The Poetical works of... Collins' Clear-type Press; London, ca. 1914?.


10. Holy Bible American Bible Society; N.Y., 1868

Physical Description: 12mo

11. Alcott, L.M.: Eight Cousins or The Aunt-Hill Sampson Low, Marston & Co.; London, 1903?.

Physical Description: 8vo

12. Rollin, M.: The Ancient History of Egyptions,... V. II Chalmers, Ray & Co.; Dundee, 1804.


13. Anon.?: The Women who Followed the Lord S. W. Partriage & Co.; London, 1901.(inscribed to Mrs. C.- 1901


14. Browning, Robert: Poems by E.B. Browning Thos. Y. Crowed & Co.; N.Y., 1856.(w/ gift card)


15. MacLaren, Ian: Beside The Bonnie Brier Bosh Dodd, mead & Co.; N.Y., 1895.


16. Fitgerald, Edward (trans.): The Rubaiyat of Omar Khaygam Collins'Clear-type Press; London, (Intro. by L.E. Housman)


17. Ruskin, John: Sesame and Lilies Henry Altemus; Philadelphia, 1894.


18. Jims, Albert E. (Rev.): A Little Book of Comfort. geo. g. Harrap & Co. Ltd.; London, 1926.


19. The Indexed Testament London Bible Warehouse, 1902.


20. Woodbury, I.B.: The Anthem Thanksgiving F.J. Huntington; N.Y., ca. 1874?


21. Catholic Univ. of Peking Bulletin # 8 (Dec. 1931)


22. Martin, W.A.P.: Hanlin Papers. Second Series Kelly & Walsh; Shanghai, 1894.


23. Russian ed. Holy Bible, 1920.


24. Hugo's Simplified System - Russian Reading Made Easy post-1918.


25. Goodrich, Chauneey: a Pocket Dictionary - Chinese-English Peking, 1891.


26. Beuvin, Blanche Jacques: Verbes Irriguliers Français (Premier nulle) Lazarists of Pei-Jang; Peking, 1914.


27. Longfellow, H.W.: The Song of [UNK] Geo. of Harrap; London, ca. 1925?

Physical Description: (imperfect copy)

28. New Testament american Bible Society; N.Y., 1871.


29. The Union Hymn Book for Scholars (Sunday School Union) inscribed; lignes Lancaster May 1867

Physical Description: (imperfect copy)

Clarke II -

Physical Description: Notes, Scrapbooks, Photos

1) Bridging the years - Shantung Mission 1860-1937

Physical Description: (Green)

2)-What one should know about Jade - Chinese Chronology


3) Chinese Snuff Bottles


4) The Pony Express


5) Zell Bro's - Jade Scrapbook


6) The Ceramic arts & Sculpture of China

Physical Description: (Red)

7) Chinese Calligraphy & Painting


8) New Terms for New Ideas


9) Conococheague - 1910

Physical Description: (leather bound)

10) Lung - Wang - Tang - Guest Book - 1916 onward -photos scrapbook


11) (Translation & Explanation included) - Chinese Imperial Seal


12) Blue Box - containing (mainly) photos


13) British flat files

Physical Description: 5 - Scrapbook (red)

14) British flat files

Physical Description: 6 - Journal (brown)

15) Black Scrapbook - photos, clippings (concert) programs


16) Brownish-Red scrapbook - photos, clippings & pamphlets of Chinese Art


17) Green scrapbook - photos of China


Clarke II -

Physical Description: Notebooks

1) Yellow Envelope of loose photos - Chefoo School 1915-25


2) Green folder - Photos of Chefoo School Days


3) Black - w/photos


4) Green - w/photos


5) Red-brown photos


6) Red-brown photos


7) Red-brown photos


8) Blue - Men of Yale - 1795-1966


9) Gray - Scrapbook


10) Red-Brown - photos scrapbook


11) Blue - a Letter to the Witt Family

Scope and Content Note

- contains photo srapbook

12) Black notebooks #1 - #8

Scope and Content Note

- contain postcards, programs etc.
Box I



1) Blue Scrapbook-Eric & Clarke - contains photos


2) 1915Scrapbook - Peking

Physical Description: (Black)

3) Photographs - scrapbook Changing Peking ND


4) Scrapbook-No title & no date -personal


5) Black scrapbook - No title & no identification - personal photos & scenie Western tombs tour - photos


6) Black photo scrapbook - no title


7) Etching - Budana's Tower leans on emptiness


8) Gray envelope w/photos & film roll


9) Brown envelope - Photos from Milton wersch kul


10) Photos in envelope from J. K. Gill


11) White envelope - Leonibel Jacobs pictures Shanghai, Peking, China


12) Brown Envelope - Complete set photographs


13) [UNK] photos of tapestries & art typed descriptions


14) Manila Envelope - Bill [UNK] - contains xeroxes of article


15) Manila envelope - sent from Mrs. E. Clarke to Dr Hosmer Johnson - Gourd? collection detail


16) Photos of Mrs. Clarke & her collection

- in gray folder

17) 2 large photos of chinese home?


18) Gray Scrapbook no cover

Physical Description: photos

19) Gray Scrapbook no cover

Physical Description: photos

20) Gray Scrapbook with cover

Physical Description: photos

21) Large Photo - Mrs. Clark (Ruth)


22) Gray folder - contains stiff - backed photos


1) greeting gray card from Major General & Mrs. Crozier Peking - 1932-33 -also photos


2) 5 pages w/mounted photos - boat cruise etc.


3) Photo of - church members? - missionaries in white kobes


4) Mounted photo - river & boat


5) Large Photos - Clarkes & others


6) - photo of homestead (Johnson) in Illinois


7) Photo - Ruth Clarke w/ her collection


8) Stiff page of photos (mounted) of China


9) White photo folder - w/picture of R. Clarke & relatives


10) Picture of Chinese Council

Physical Description: (9 men

11) Photo - Dr. Johnson's Medical Students


12) Photos - Ruth Johnson


13) Photos - Ruth Johnson from Harris & Ewing - Wash DC


14) Photos - Ruth Johnson from Geo. L. Wadds. Vancouver BC


15) Photo - w. e. Neville (?) Maj. Gen. Comm. U.S. Marines


16) Autographed Photo - Joe Brown - 5/8/34


17) Mounted photos - China


18) Photo - Chinese School - Mrs. Charles F Johnson's pupils


19) Wedding Photo


20) Photo - Chinese art (Chair)

Physical Description: 2 copies

21) 3 Photos - of Clarkes


22) Photo - Chinese School


23) Photo - China Medical Missionary association Conference 1910