The collection contains correspondence, diaries, photographs, and ephemera, documenting the Stuart and Hummel families' life
and work in China as Methodist missionaries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It also contains materials
relating to R. Stuart Hummel's work as a cryptographer for the Navy during World War II, as well as his work for the U.S.
government in the Office of Chinese Affairs and the Office of Civil Defense.
R. Stuart Hummel’s grandfather, George A. Stuart (1858-1911), grew up in Iowa, attended Simpson College, and received an MD
from Iowa College of Physicians and Surgeons. He began practicing medicine in Iowa and in 1882 married Rachel Anna Golden
(1859-1949). Soon after the birth of their daughter Mildred (1884-1972), the couple left the United States to become Methodist
missionaries in China.
150.0 Linear feet
(259 manuscript boxes, 20 flat boxes and one map folder)
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Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
The materials are open for research use. Selected portions of this collection are being digitized and are expected to be available
by the summer of 2012. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use