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Preliminary Inventory to the David Dean Barrett Papers, 1933-1970
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Box 1., Folder 1

Biographical information. Article on David D. Barrett, San Francisco Chronicle, 1970 December 13

Folder 2



Letter, Lancelot Giles to David D. Barrett, 1933 November 2, regarding the Boxer Rebellion and a particular incident. Typescript


Letter, David D. Barrett to Dr. Currie, 1941 February 12, regarding the military and economic situation in China, as well as communist activities. Typescript


Letter, Nelson T. Johnson to David D. Barrett, 1944 April 29, regarding the situation in China (Chiang, Japanese, etc.). Typescript


Letter, John P. Welch to General Gibbins, 1937 August 24, regarding Peiping and Tientsin (China)

Folder 3

Instructions to Col. Barrett from the U.S. Army. Forces in China Theater, regarding the mission of intelligence detachment sent into the area under control of the Chinese communists. Typescript

Folder 4-5

Manuscript entitled "The Dixie Mission" regarding a U.S. Army Observer Group that was sent from the China-Burma-India Theater Headquarters, in Chungking, to establish liaison with the Chinese Communists in Yenan, Shensi Province, then headquarters of the Chinese Communists, 1944 (110 pages)

Folder 6

Printed matter


Cartoons (positive photostats) of "American Spy Activities" drawn by Miao-ti and Chao Chin-fang, relating to Col. Barrett's spy activities. Published in Peiping newspapers in August or September 1951


Copy of article "A U.S. Spy Ring in New China" by Adam Lapin, Our World, 1961 October 5

Photo_file Photo file


Envelope A

22 prints plus 8 duplicates depicting activities of the U.S. Army Observer Group in Yenan, China, 1944


1 photo of Armed Services attaches and officers of the Foreign Legation Guards. Peking, 1928


1 photo of Yen Hsi-shan. Taipei 1951


Photograph albums and parts of albums, primarily in China and Taiwan, 1944-1950

Envelope E

1 print of David Barrett; 11 prints of David Barrett and others; 2 prints of General Douglas MacArthur; 1 print of President and Mme. Chiang Kai-Shek; 1 print of Pres, Chiang Kai-shek; 8 unidentified prints, undated