This collection includes correspondence between Gertrude Steel-Brooke Wallis and her mother, Dr. Louise Holmes Steel-Brooke,
1917-1929; other material and memorabilia related to the Y.W.C.A. movement in China and Dr. Steel-Brooke’s work in India;
and manuscripts by Gertrude Steel-Brooke Wallis on Germany in the 1930s. It also includes a scrap book and two albums containing
photographs taken in China and India. The collection was donated to the library in 1976, it is thought, by Ross H. Wallis,
widower of Gertrude Steel-Brooke Wallis. She was born in Rhode Island in 1889 and died La Mesa, California, in 1974.