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Biographical File 1942-1996

Scope and Contents note

Personal documents and China claim documents, arranged by physical form.
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Biographical note written by his children 1996 August

Scope and Contents note

Includes Duff family tree.
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Family history 1942-1943

Scope and Contents note

Includes report on James A. Duff service in the OSS.
 

China claim documents 1943-1984

Box/Folder 1 : 3-4

Explanatory notes to claims 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 5-7

American claims against Chinese-expropriated properties and businesses 1970-1984

Box/Folder 1 : 8-9

British claims. Foreign Compensation Commission, London 1981-1984

Box/Folder 1 : 10-11

Canadian claims. Foreign Claims Commission, Ottawa 1981-1982

Box/Folder 1 : 12-13

Address/note books 1950-1985

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Certificate of marriage 1926 March 11

Box/Folder 1 : 15-16

Passports 1943-1966

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Passports 1943-1966

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Material on trip around the world 1970-1972

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Articles about J. Arthur Duff 1975-1984

 

Office of Strategic Services File 1940-1985

Scope and Contents note

Personal files, notes, remarks, memoranda, letters, and reports related to Duff's service in the counter-Japanese division in Chungking, China, arranged by physical form.
Box/Folder 2 : 4

History of service written by Duff 1942-1943

Box/Folder 2 : 5

James A. Duff OSS confidential file 1942-1981

Scope and Contents note

Includes certificate of identification.
 

Materials related to Duff's OSS activities

Box/Folder 2 : 6

OSS information relating to arrangements between Cornelius V. Starr and General Donovan. Memoirs are recollected in 1983-1984

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings.
Box/Folder 2 : 7

Notes and remarks on C. V. Starr 1940-1984

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Headquarters Philippine Department, Office of Assistant Chief of Staff for Military Intelligence, Manila 1938 December 14

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Memorandum and correspondence to executives of Starr Group regarding James A. Duff escape from Honk Kong 1942

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Confidential letter from the Director of OSS William J. Donovan to former members of OSS 1945 September 28

Scope and Contents note

Includes information, letters translated from Chinese, and photographs of Yu Han Mou, 1944.
Box/Folder 2 : 11

Memorandum issued by J. A. Duff regarding China (political, economical and cultural conditions) 1965 April 16

Box/Folder 2 : 12

Confidential memo regarding situation in Cuba 1960 March 29

Box/Folder 2 : 13

Minutes of meeting with Higher Education Delegation from the People's Republic of China 1985 January 30

Scope and Contents note

Includes material on China's Reunification under the Three Principles of the People, Taipei, October 22, 1982.
 

Reports 1941-1985

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Simulated report of the Royal Commission headed by Sir Lyman P. Duff, Chief Justice, charged with an investigating the circumstances leading up to the dispatch of two Canadian regiments to the British crown colony of Hong Kong in October-November 1941

Box/Folder 2 : 15

Incarceration of Japanese in Canada after Pearl Harbor undated

Box/Folder 2 : 16

Trip to Canton 1957 October 4-7

Box/Folder 2 : 17

Intelligence and Sabbath observance 1985

Scope and Contents note

Includes comments on fundamental and modernity in religion.
Box/Folder 2 : 18

Arab oil rip-off has destroyed the "American Way" in pricing, and competition: there may come a day of reckoning - a "Sonic Boom" which can destroy the entire basis of "Free Enterprise," and the financial system with it circa 1985

 

Writings 1942-circa 1985

Scope and Contents note

Memoirs/book notes, reviews, and miscellaneous writings, arranged chronologically or alphabetically by topic.
 

Memoirs/book notes circa 1982-1985

 

Chronological writings' drafts

Box/Folder 2 : 19

Childhood 1906-1910

Box/Folder 2 : 20

Early days in Canada 1914

Box/Folder 2 : 21-22

Events in Kuling-Kiukiang 1926-1927

Box/Folder 2 : 23

Shanghai incidents 1932

Box/Folder 2 : 24

Japan occupied Manchuria 1934

Box/Folder 2 : 25

1937-1938

Box/Folder 3 : 1

1939

Box/Folder 3 : 2

1940

Box/Folder 3 : 3

1941-1942

Box/Folder 3 : 4-7

1943

Box/Folder 3 : 8

1944

Box/Folder 3 : 9

1946-1947

Box/Folder 3 : 10

1971

 

Topics

Box/Folder 3 : 11

Beggars

Box/Folder 3 : 12

Chinese currency

Box/Folder 3 : 13

Chinese customs

Box/Folder 3 : 14

Chinese characteristics

 

China coast characteristics

Box/Folder 3 : 15

General

Box/Folder 3 : 16

Sammy Chang

Box/Folder 3 : 17

Mimi Lau

Box/Folder 3 : 18

Chang-Tin-Chuk

Box/Folder 3 : 19

Eugenia Moore, Honigsberg et Al

Box/Folder 3 : 20

Oren B. Mctavish

Box/Folder 3 : 21

Chungking: First Arrival by Plane

Box/Folder 3 : 22

Compradores and chits

Box/Folder 3 : 23

Converts

Box/Folder 3 : 24

Count Igor

Box/Folder 3 : 25

Devon

 

Escape from Hong Kong to Free China

Box/Folder 3 : 26

Original typescript 1942

Box/Folder 3 : 27

Newspaper articles, photograph, introduction to Hong Kong escape manuscript

Box/Folder 3 : 28

"Escape From Hong Kong To Free China, January and February, 1942," printed by the South China Morning Post, Limited, Hong Kong undated

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Hong Kong escape aftermath

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Hong Kong: Post-war episodes

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Photographs, maps, notes, and correspondence

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Ernest Hemingway

Box/Folder 4 : 5

Face

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Fall of Hong Kong

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Far Away and Long Ago, reminiscences of 1899-1982

Box/Folder 4 : 8

General Morris "Two-Gun" Cohen

Box/Folder 4 : 9

High finance in Shanghai

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Hollis H. Arnold

Box/Folder 4 : 11

Home leave

Box/Folder 4 : 12

John Francis Duff (eldest brother)

Box/Folder 4 : 13

Kiukiang/Kuling

Box/Folder 4 : 14

Kiukiang: animal characteristics

Box/Folder 4 : 15-16

Kuling

Box/Folder 4 : 17

Language

Box/Folder 4 : 18

Language of diplomacy

Box/Folder 4 : 19

Loong Kai Ho Creek - Kiukiang

Box/Folder 4 : 20

Lu Chat

Box/Folder 4 : 21

Madame Chiang Kai Shek - And Her "Helpers"

Box/Folder 4 : 22

Margaret Anne (Ostler) Duff, 1869-1952 (mother)

Box/Folder 4 : 23

Mary

Box/Folder 4 : 24

Missionaries

Box/Folder 4 : 25

Old China hands

Box/Folder 4 : 26

On retirement

Box/Folder 4 : 27

Opium

Box/Folder 4 : 28

Religion

Box/Folder 4 : 29

Return to Kiukiang

Box/Folder 4 : 30

Sex in China

Box/Folder 4 : 31

Shanghai

Box/Folder 4 : 32

Shanghai volunteers

Box/Folder 4 : 33

Squeeze

Box/Folder 4 : 34

Story of Dr. Wassel

Box/Folder 4 : 35

Street writers

Box/Folder 4 : 36

Thieves in China

Box/Folder 4 : 37

Three waterfalls

Box/Folder 4 : 38

To follow General Chiang Kai-Shek and General Stilwell "Old China Hands"

Box/Folder 5 : 1-2

Wartime notes

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Water buffalo

Box/Folder 5 : 4-10

Miscellaneous writings on current events 1969-1985

 

Reviews 1960-1985

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Comments on The Universe undated

Box/Folder 6 : 2

The Answer to "Peaceful Co-Existence," 1960 June

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings.
Box/Folder 6 : 3

Evolution or Special Creation, some notes and commentary on the book by Frank Lewis Marsh 1963

Box/Folder 6 : 4

Comments on M19 Escape and Evasion: 1939-1945 by M. R. D. Foot and J. M. Langley 1985

Box/Folder 6 : 5

Comments on newspaper articles 1976

Box/Folder 6 : 6

Empire of the Sun, by J. G. Ballard

 

Correspondence 1889-1986

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence of both a business and personal nature, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box/Folder 6 : 7-11

Personal letters, family correspondence 1889-1985

Box/Folder 6 : 12

1940

Box/Folder 6 : 13

1942-1972

Scope and Contents note

Includes one photograph and photographic negatives.
Box/Folder 6 : 14

1960-1979

Box/Folder 6 : 15

1964

Box/Folder 6 : 16

1976

Box/Folder 6 : 17

1982-1984

Box/Folder 6 : 18

1982-1985

Box/Folder 6 : 19

1984

Box/Folder 6 : 20-21

1984-1985

Box/Folder 6 : 22

1985

Box/Folder 6 : 23

1986

Box/Folder 6 : 24

Wilson, Edith Bolling (four letters) 1929

Box/Folder 6 : 25

Parker, George A. 1941

Scope and Contents note

Includes photos and clippings, 1938-1943. Also includes life story of Lum-King-Hwen (in Chinese with English translation)
Box/Folder 6 : 26

Lockwoods family, Kukong (China) 1942

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings.
Box/Folder 6 : 27

Soong-Ching-ling, Madame (letter to) 1962

Box/Folder 6 : 28

Sevareid, Eric (CBS News) 1965

Box/Folder 6 : 29

Tuchman, Barbara 1975-1984

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings.
Box/Folder 6 : 30

Hoyles, W. F. 1976

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings.
Box/Folder 6 : 31

Munro, Ross H. 1977

Box/Folder 6 : 32-33

Wedemeyer, Albert 1960-1985

Box/Folder 7 : 1-2

Wedemeyer, Albert 1960-1985

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Miscellany 1983-1984

Box/Folder 7 : 4

Envelopes addressed to Duff 1939-1944

Box/Folder 7 : 5

Telegram receipts 1930

 

Background Material 1912-1985

Scope and Contents note

Consists of collected secondary sources, which includes photocopies of books and articles, press summaries, studies, reports, clippings, and printed materials, arranged by physical form, then alphabetically thereunder.
 

Books (photocopies) 1912-1981

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Borodin: Stalin's Man in China, by Dan N. Jacobs, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England 1981

Box/Folder 7 : 7

China in Revolution: The First Phase, 1900-1913, edited and with an introduction by Mary Clabaugh Wright, Yale University Press, New Haven and London 1968

Box/Folder 7 : 8

The China Story, by Freda Utley, Henry Regnery Company, Chicago 1951

Box/Folder 7 : 9

The Correspondence of G. E. Morrison, 1895-1912, edited by Lo Hui-Min, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, London, New York, Melbourne 1986-1978

Box/Folder 7 : 10

The Correspondence of G. E. Morrison, Volume II, edited by Lo Hui-Min, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, London, New York, Melbourne 1978

Box/Folder 7 : 11

Darjeeling: Queen of the Himalayas, compiled by William G. Elloy, Daw Sen and Co. Private Ltd., Calcutta 1960

Box/Folder 7 : 12

Donald of China, by Earl Albert Selle, Invincible Press, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and New Zealand 1938-1948

Scope and Contents note

Includes extensive reviews and related articles, 1938-1948.
Box/Folder 7 : 13

Ernest Hemingway and His World, by Anthony Burgess (photocopies of some parts), Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1978

Box/Folder 8 : 1

The Exile, by Pearl S. Buck, Methuen and Co. Ltd., London (six editions) 1936-1956

Box/Folder 8 : 2

The Face of War, by Martha Gellhorn, Simon and Schuster, New York 1936-1959

Box/Folder 8 : 3

Fighting Angel: A Biography of the Author's Father, by Pearl S. Buck, The John Day Company, New York 1936

Box/Folder 8 : 4

The Flying Tigers: The Story of the American Volunteer Group, by Russell Whelan, The Viking Press, New York 1942

Scope and Contents note

Includes The New York Times Book Review from November 1, 1942.
Box/Folder 8 : 5

Hill Resorts of India, issued on behalf of Department of Tourism, Government of India, New Delhi 1961

Box/Folder 8 : 6

Hong Kong Eclipse, by G. B. Endacott, edited with additional material by Alan Birch, Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, Melbourne 1978

Box/Folder 8 : 7

The Hump: The Great Military Affair of World War II, by Bliss K. Thorne, J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and New York 1965

Box/Folder 8 : 8

I Flew For China, by Captain Royal Leonard (Chiang Kai-shek's personal pilot), Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., Garden City, New York 1943

Box/Folder 8 : 9

Important Documents Relating to China's Revolution (with English Translation)), Commercial Press Limited, Shanghai, China 1912

Box/Folder 8 : 10

The Islands: America's Imperial Adventure in the Philippines, by Emily Hahn, Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, New York 1981

Box/Folder 8 : 11

Kuling Estate: Directory and General Information for Visitors, issued under the direction of the Kuling Council 1925-1926

Box/Folder 8 : 12

Last Chance in China, by Freda Utley, Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York 1947

Box/Folder 9 : 1

The Ledo Road: General Joseph W. Stilwell's Highway to China, by Leslie Anders, University of Oklahoma Press 1965

Box/Folder 9 : 2

Odyssey of a Liberal: Memoirs, by Freda Utley (excerpts), Washington National Press, Inc., Washington, D.C. 1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter of J. Arthur Duff to General (Wedemeyer?), October 1983.
Box/Folder 9 : 3

"Rivershade": A Historical Sketch of Kiangyin Station, China, by Lacy L. Little circa 1928

Box/Folder 9 : 4

The Soong Sisters, by Emily Hahn, Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc., New York 1941

Box/Folder 9 : 5

Suez to Singapore, Cecil Brown story, by Random House, Inc., published simultaneously in Canada by The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited 1942

Scope and Contents note

Includes note about Cecil Brown in Random House, New York.
Box/Folder 9 : 6

The War of The Running Dogs: the Malayan Emergency: 1948-1960, by Noel Barber, Weybright and Talley, New York 1972

 

Books on World War II (excerpts) 1969-1980

Box/Folder 9 : 7

The War in the Far East 1941-1945: A Military History, by Basil Collier, William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York 1969

Box/Folder 9 : 8

Stilwell and the Amrican Experience in China, 1911-1945, by Barbara W. Tuchman, The Macmillan Company, New York 1970-1971

Box/Folder 9 : 9

The Chindit War: Stilwell, Wingate, and the Campaign in Burma: 1944, by Shelford Bidwell, with introduction by John Masters, Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York 1980

Box/Folder 9 : 10

Singapore: The Chain of Disaster: A Controversial Account of Britain's Humiliation in the Far East, by Major-General S. Woodburn Kirby, Macmillan Company, New York 1971

 

Clippings, mostly from The New York Times 1912-1985

Box/Folder 9 : 11

1912-1938, 1976

Box/Folder 9 : 12

1926-1927

Box/Folder 10 : 1

1926-1927

Box/Folder 10 : 2

1937

Box/Folder 10 : 3

1937-1939

Box/Folder 10 : 4

1937-1941

Box/Folder 10 : 5-6

1938

Box/Folder 10 : 7

1940

Box/Folder 10 : 8

1941

Box/Folder 10 : 9

1942, 1944

Box/Folder 11 : 1-4

1945

Box/Folder 11 : 5

1945, 1984

Box/Folder 11 : 6

1946

Box/Folder 11 : 7

1946, 1982

Box/Folder 11 : 8

1946, 1984

Box/Folder 11 : 9

1949

Box/Folder 11 : 10

1949-1951, 1960-1968, 1984

Box/Folder 11 : 11

1977-1983

Box/Folder 11 : 12

1978

Box/Folder 11 : 13

1981-1982

Box/Folder 11 : 14

1982-1983

Box/Folder 12 : 1

1983

Box/Folder 12 : 2-4

1983-1984

Box/Folder 12 : 5

1984-1985

 

Jeannie Woodbridge (Mrs. J. Arthur Duff) File 1921-1984

Scope and Contents note

Includes documents of a personal nature, arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 12 : 6

Notebook 1921

Box/Folder 12 : 7

Correspondence 1960-1984

Box/Folder 12 : 8

Driver's license 1939-1982

 

Passports

Box/Folder 12 : 9

American 1918-1961

Box/Folder 12 : 9

British 1939

Box/Folder 12 : 10-13

Memoirs undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes original drafts and notes.
Box/Folder 12 : 14-15

Photocopy of the book History of the American Field Service in France, 1914-1917, printed by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York 1920

 

Woodbridge family documents

Box/Folder 13 : 1

General 1917-1984

Box/Folder 13 : 2

Woodbridge Record, privately printed at New Haven, Connecticut 1883

Box/Folder 13 : 3

Memorial service, conducted in Palo Alto, California 1984 March 20

 

Photographs 1905-1977

Scope and Contents note

Prints depicting scenes and people from China, Canada, Africa, and many places of the United States, arranged chronologically. Includes prints documenting Duff family members. Also includes negatives.
Box/Folder 13 : 4-5

Kuling pictures undated

Box/Folder 13 : 6

Portrait undated

Box/Folder 13 : 7

Views of China undated

Box/Folder 13 : 8

Duff family photo 1905

Box/Folder 13 : 9-11

Jeannie Duff collection of family photographs 1906-1934

Box/Folder 13 : 12

Kiukiang-Kuling area with comments 1920s

Box/Folder 13 : 13

Kiukiang-Kuling area, photo album 1923-1939

Box/Folder 13 : 14-15

Various photos with notes to accompany pictures of China, and Duff family in China 1926-1927

Box/Folder 13 : 15

Photographs of top Chinese Army generals 1926-1942

Box/Folder 13 : 16

Pictures of China with comments 1926-1943

Box/Folder 14 : 1

Album of pictures depicting African and Chinese everyday life 1932-1939

Box/Folder 14 : 2

Pictures of China with explanatory notes 1934-1938

Box/Folder 14 : 3

Family photos, China 1936-1937

Box/Folder 14 : 4

Cairo, Egypt 1942

Box/Folder 14 : 5

Chang-tin-chuk (Chief of the Kwantung Bureau and Commissioner of the Commission on Overseas Affairs) and J. Arthur Duff in South China 1943

Box/Folder 14 : 6

Lum-king-hwen (Lin) and Li-fuk-lum 1943

Box/Folder 14 : 7

Picture and map of China giving the location of Taipun Bias Bay north of Hong Kong 1944

Box/Folder 14 : 8

Picturesque photos of Duff family in Canada 1946-1977

Scope and Contents note

Includes pictures with Bert Chen.
Box/Folder 14 : 9

J. Arthur Duff collection of photographs, photocopies of originals 1900-1951

Box/Folder 14 : 10-11

Photograph folders with explanatory notes

Box/Folder 14 : 12

Negatives 1910-1943 and undated

 

Oversize File 1943-1980

Scope and Contents note

Framed images of personal documents, and a group picture, arranged chronologically.
Box 15

Certificate of identification issued to J. Arthur Duff, in Chinese, 1 framed image undated

Box 15

Certificate of identification #261 issued to Tu-Fu-Yu (J. A. Duff), Special Representative of United States Relief, 1 framed image 1943 June 19

Scope and Contents note

In Chinese with English translation. Includes picture of Yu-Hon-Mon, Commander of the Seventh War Zone.
Box 15

Indira Gandhi and J. Arthur Duff with a group of students, New Delhi, 1 framed image 1980 March 3

Scope and Contents note

With inscription from Indira Gandhi.