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Scope and Contents note

Announcements, correspondence, invitations, memorabilia, receipts, arranged alphabetically by subject
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Biographical data




Correspondence with the University of Oregon, Eugene


National Christian Council of China - Resolution on the Services of Charles Luther Boynton (CLB)


Notes and indexes of Boynton papers





Scope and Contents note

Arranged in three groups: general correspondence, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent; open letters sent annually to his friends entitled Dear Friends, arranged chronologically; and personal correspondence with his family, arranged chronologically. See also SUBJECT FILE, Post World War II; CHAPEI CIVIL ASSEMBLY CENTER; SHANGHAI AMERICAN SCHOOL

General correspondence

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Miscellaneous and unidentified


Boynton, Edmund C.

Scope and Contents

See also SUBJECT FILE, Post World War II

Boynton, Leila Dozier

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Bramble, Joan and Ronald


Davis, Lowry and Mary B.


Fahs, Charles H.


Farrior, Stacy and Kitty


Fickett, Nellie


Field, Gertrude


First Federal Savings Alhambra, A.G. Kruse


Fisher, A.J. and Dorothy


Fitch, Mr. and Mrs. George A.


Fosdick, Harry Emerson


Fox, George A.


Fridell, Elmer A.


Fulcher, Helen McCracken


Hening, S.E.


Ho, T.K. (Deputy Mayor of Shanghai)


Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Philip T. McLean


Kerr, Willis


Magill, Orrin R., Jr.


Marriage License Bureau, Los Angeles, Ella Moody


Patch, George E. and Julia


Rawbinson, John L.


Renwick, William G.


Turner, Eugene A.


U.S. State Department


Westbrook, Louise and Hart


"Dear friends" open letters






Original copies


Printed copies


Personal and family correspondence



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Transcribed letters to his mother 1901 August - 1903 January


Original letters to his mother, father, and brother 1902 July - 1903 June


New York


1903 July - 1904 July


1904 June - 1905 July


1905 August - 1906 October


Early years in China 1906-1909


Transcripts of postcards 1903-1953



Scope and Contents note

Addresses, autobiographical writings, drafts, notes, personal meditations, reports, sermons, arranged alphabetically by title
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"American Missions in China" undated

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Contains two carbon copies of an essay on the nineteenth century movement.

"Appeal to the Community Church of Shanghai" 1940 June 16

Scope and Contents

Typescript of an address requesting aid for the Hopei and Shantung Provinces.

"Attempting the Impossible," speech 1936 August 9


Autobiographical writings

Scope and Contents

See also Shanghai American School, "The Growth of an Idea"


Scope and Contents

Contains carbon typescript of notes and portions of an autobiographical article.

"How War Came to Shanghai" 1937 August

Scope and Contents

Contains transcribed letter to E.C. Lobenstine.

Kansas travel diary, transcript 1901-1903


"Notes on Life in the Chapei Civil Assembly Center" 1943-1945


"Peace, Peace, When There Is No Peace" 1963 May 29

Scope and Contents

Typescript concerning Shanghai after 1941.

"Shanghai American School History" undated


"Since Pearl Harbor" undated

Scope and Contents

Contains typescript and carbon copy of a description of life and work at Chapei.

"Thirty-Nine Years (1906-1946)" undated

Scope and Contents

Contains a typescript of a description of life and work in China

"This, I Believe" 1906 May 7

Scope and Contents

CLB's statement of faith upon ordination, prefaced with an autobiographical sketch. See also "Statement of Faith" for original text.

Broadcast of the American Red Cross 1938 May

Scope and Contents

Typescript of a speech written for Norman Davis, President of the American Red Cross.

"Chapei Civil Assembly Speeches" 1944 October 19 - 1945 April 15

Scope and Contents

Contains handwritten church services and sermons.

"Is the Church in China Declining?" 1932 December

Scope and Contents

Printed copy of an article published in The Chinese Recorder.

"Lea, General Homer" circa 1951

Scope and Contents

Typescript of CLB's memorandum of his contacts with Lea.

"The Life Eternal" 1938 March 13

Scope and Contents

Printed copy of a sermon delivered at the Community Church of Shanghai.

"Memorial Day Address at Bubbling Well Cemetery" 1924

Scope and Contents

Typescript of an address to the Shanghai American Community, the Shanghai American School, and the American Company of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps.

"Nominating Speech for H.F. Kay" 1945 Spring

Scope and Contents

Typescript of a speech recommending Kay as American representative of the Chapei Civil Assembly Center.

Notes for addresses, sermons, etc 1906-1941


"Our Christianity and our Staff" circa 1930

Scope and Contents

Typescript carbon copy of an essay considering the role the National Christian Council.

"Protest of Ransomed Americans" 1923 May

Scope and Contents

Typescript carbon copy transcribed from the China Press, of a speech written for Anne Alter Fearm at the Shaghai Town Hall.

"The Purpose of Life" 1934 August 24


"The Rise and Development of Protestant Missions in China" 1939 October 4


Roosevelt, Franklin Delano 1945 April 15

Scope and Contents

See also "Chapei Civil Assembly Speeches"



Shanghai American School

Scope and Contents

See also Autobiographical writings, "Shanghai American School History."

"A Brief Chronology" 1936 June


Commencement address, Shanghai American School 1925


"The Growth of an Idea" undated


Notes for the History and Reunion Proposal undated


"Statement of Faith" 1906 May 7

Scope and Contents

Original typescript and carbon copy of the address given under examination for ordination. See also Autobiographical writings, "This I Believe" for explanatory notes.

"Trained, Tried, True" 1924 June 23

Scope and Contents

Original typescript and two carbon copies of a commencement address delivered at South China College.

"Union Church Sermons" 1918, 1922, and 1939


"The Use of Subsidies" 1933 February 17


"We Are the Pilgrims of Hope" 1945 November 22

Scope and Contents

Original typescript and carbon copy of a Thanksgiving Day address delivered at the Community Church of Shanghai.

"What Is the Present Status of the Protestant Enterprise in China?" circa 1937


"What Is Truth?" circa 1930


YMCA Annual Reports 1908-1910


SUBJECT FILE 1901-1966

Scope and Contents note

Charts, graphs, correspondence, notes, periodicals, arranged alphabetically by subject
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American Association of China, Shanghai


Boynton, Leila Dozier - Correspondence


Cemetery lists








Chinese-American Institute of Cultural Relations, Shanghai


Community Church of Shanghai






Annual reports and financial statements


Governing Board


Membership 1938




Parish bulletin


Parish scope


Women's Auxiliary


Consuls in China 1845-1935


Cross, Laura - Poetry




Evacuation of China 1948




Hallock, Henry Galloway C.


Hensley, Reverend and Mrs. C. Marvin


Koreans in Shanghai

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Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence regarding the collecting of, Mattox, Dr. E.L.
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Maps (continued)

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Miao, Chester S.

Scope and Contents

See also Post World War II, Correspondence, American Consulate.

Minute Man 1922


Missionaries in China circa 1910

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Charts, diagrams




"The Future of Christian Missions in China"

Scope and Contents

Memorandum of informal discussions by a group of missionaries.


Scope and Contents






Americans in Shanghai 1945 December 19


Chapei Civil Assembly Center


Gibbon's Catalogue's Monthly Supplement 1905-1903




Moslems in China, N.E.Z. Pickens


National Christian Council of China, Shanghai


North China American 1935


Post World War II




Miscellaneous and fragments


American Consulate


Boynton, Edmund


Cross, Rowland M.


Decker, Dr. J.W.


Fairlield, Wynn G.


McKenna, James (re: repatriation)


Sakamoto, James G. (re: repatriation)


Wegener, R. (re: repatriation)


Shanghai - Celebrations, invitations


U.S. Forces, Shanghai, - Telephone directory 1946

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Religious pamphlets


Robertson, Clarence H. "Robbie"


Shanghai Municipal Orchestra


Thanksgiving Services, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Shanghai


United Board of Christian Colleges, New York




Annual reports


New Horizons


United Church Board for World Missions newsletter


Wheaton Alumni Quarterly 1964 Summer


Women's Groups, Shanghai



Scope and Contents

See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, YMCA Annual Reports.


Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, minutes, periodicals, service prayers, arranged alphabetically by subject. See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, Chapei speeches, and nominating speech for H.F. Kay; SUBJECT FILE, Missionaries, Chapei, and Miao, Chester S.; NOTEBOOKS
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Assembly Times 1943-1945


Bulletin, American Baptist Foreign Missionary Society






Boynton, Edmund C.


Damsgaard, Alexis and Dorothy


Dozier, Mary Boynton (Mrs. Barton)


Morgan, Edith


Wechsler, Rudolf


Woodward, Peggy Anddibark


Examinations held by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate 1944-1945


Minute book of Protestant Church (transcribed)




Service prayers during internment


Transcripts of small notebooks

Scope and Contents

See NOTEBOOKS for original copies.


Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, minutes, notes, periodicals, prospecti, arranged alphabetically by subject. See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, Shanghai American School; NOTEBOOKS, student enrollment lists and school newspaper
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Enrollment lists

Scope and Contents

See also CORRESPONDENCE, Westbrook, Louise and Hart; NOTEBOOKS.



Prior to CLB's administration




Financial records


History - Correspondence




Anderson, Colena


Bartlett, Willard W.


Merwin, Wallace






Origins and dedication


Post war reopening


Prospecti and other printed matter


Reunion, Class of 1936


Shanghai American 1935-1937


Status reports



Scope and Contents note

Contains address books, Chapei camp notes, guest books, lists of missionaries and students, and personal notes
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Notebooks compiled by Boynton

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Notebooks (continued) and lists

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Notebooks (continued)

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envelope A

30 prints depicting Charles Luther Boynton and his wife, mostly in Shanghai, China, with friends and colleagues of the National Christian Council of China, the China Continuation Committee, the Chinese YMCA, the Shanghai American School, the China Amsterdam Youth Conference Delegation, the American Women's Club, the Phi Beta Kappa Officers' Association, the H.S.S. Galveston sailors, and the U.S. Army. Includes one print of Chiang Kai-shek and Madame Chiang Kai-shek, as well as many other Chinese acquaintances 1916-1941

envelope B

13 prints depicting Peking, 1920; Shanghai, 1939-1940; Kuling, 1909; and 3 negatives of a refugee camp after a typhoon, 6 July 1939



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